"Europa and the Pirate Twins" as written by and Thomas Dolby....
I was fourteen
She was twelve
Father traveled, hers as well
Europa
Down the beaches
Hand in hand
Twelfth of never on the sand
Then war took her away
We swore a vow that day:
We'll be the Pirate Twins again, Europa
Oh my country, Europa
I'll stand beside you in the rain, Europa
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Nine years after, who'd I see
On the cover of a magazine?
Europa
Buy her singles and see all her films
Paste her pictures on my windowsill
But that's not quite the same
It isn't, is it?
Europa my old friend

We'll be the Pirate Twins again
Europa
Oh my country.
Europa
I'll walk beside you in the rain
Europa
Ta republique

Blew in from the hoverport
She was back in London
Pushed past the paper men
Calling her name
She smiled for the cameras
As a bodyguard grabbed me
Then her eyes were gone forever
As they drove her away
We'll be the Pirate Twins again, Europa
Oh my country, Europa

I'll walk beside you in the rain Europa
Ta republique
We'll be the Pirate Twins again, Europa
Oh my country, Europa
I'll stand beside you in the rain Europa
Ta republique


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"Europa and the Pirate Twins" as written by Thomas Dolby

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  • +1
    General CommentCool song. One of my all time favorites.
    The lyrics are pretty self explanitory. A young boy and girl who are in love are separated and 9 years later he finds out she's a big star. Sadly he never gets to reunite with her.
    This is a pioneering synth-pop song from Thomas Dolby. His album The Golden Age Of Wireless is probably one of the greatest debut albums of all time. There isn't one dud on the album. An electronic classic.
    MrLongroveon February 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSure, the song is self explanatory but I once heard an interview w/ Thomas Dolby in which he stated the song was autobiographical. So who is the female to whom this song refers?
    shubooon March 15, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTwo teen sweethearts are forced by circumstances to part. Flash forward to adulthood, and Our Hero finds that his former sweetheart is a celebrated actress and tries to contact her, but the bodyguard assumes he's just some nutjob stalker so he never gets the chance to reclaim her heart.
    CuteSparkinaon March 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbeing a giant xtc fan, that is how i found thomas dolby, as the lead of xtc, andy partridge, played harmonica and drums in many of the songs. cant believe 'urges' by thomas dolby isnt on here!
    shellywebsteron April 13, 2007   Link
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    MemoryHello, Leia Taylor at Port Dickson beach...
    exexpat93on October 20, 2011   Link

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