"Goodnight Jack" as written by Sarah Cracknell, Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs....
We hadn't had our tea for long
When you said there's something wrong
Can I take this once again
You know I'd like to be a friend

Behind the wheel of my Capri
It seems it like no one's noticed me
And now you're coming out from work
And deep inside I feel so hurt

I saw the people crowding round
You didn't move or make a sound
Sky so overcast and grey
And something happened here today

She's got to run
Run away from home
You know she's got to run
Run away from home
She's got to run
You know she's got to run
Run away from home


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"Goodnight Jack" as written by Bob Stanley Sarah Cracknell

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    General CommentA lady meets her man for tea one day, only he's breaking up with her ("I'd like to be a friend").

    Deeply hurt, she drives her car to his workplace and waits for him to come out. When he steps into the road she runs him down ("I saw the people crowding round / You didn't move or make a sound").

    Realising what she has done, she flees the scene of the crime ("She's got to run / Run away from home").

    I didn't make this interpretation of the song until recently, even though I've been listening to it for months. Perhaps this is because it is a fairly upbeat and jolly track. Funny how the meaning of song lyrics can be hidden behind the music.
    Disco Patrickon September 27, 2006   Link

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