I'll never forget the first day I met her,
That September morning was clear and fresh;
The way she spoke, and laughed at my jokes and the way she rubbed herself against the edge of my desk..
She became a magic mystery to me and we'd sit together in double history twice a week and some days we'd walk the same way home and it's surprising how quick a little rain can clear the streets.

We dreamed of her and compared our dreams, but that was all that I ever tasted,
For she lied to me with her body, you see,
I lied to myself about the chances I wasted.

The times we were close were far and few between,
In the darkness of the dances in the school canteen - did she close her eyes as I did when we held each other tight?
And la la la la la la la la laa means I love you...

She danced with me and I still hold that memory
Soft and sweet
And I stare up at her window
As I walk down her street
But I never made the first team, I just made the first team laugh
And she could never come to the phone - she was always in the bath.

In the end it took me a dictionary to find out the meaning of unrequieted,
While she was giving herself for free
At a party to which I was never invited.

I never understood my failings then,
and I hide my humble hopes now;
Thinking back, she made us want her,
A girl not old enough to shave her legs


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    General CommentI can't believe so few people have commented on this fabulous song. I've been there, roughly between the ages of 13-17. Sarah Hadfield was her name. It's about the longing, fear and complexity of growing up.
    This song's very similar to Walk Away Renee (Billy Bragg not 4 Tops). It's the crush that can both of them know about but he can never express to her because it might ruin it all and the risk of rejection prevents him from facing up to his inhibitions. He lacks the confidence to lay himself bare.
    Meanwhile, she thinks he's sweet and leads him on, enjoying the attention and revealing an innocence that is also deeply self-serving.
    As they get older she gets a bit loose and he sees her differently. The whole episode was very important in the narrator's life, arousing deep feelings that helped him in later relationships. And a little bit of him still loves her now.
    Ramsbottomon August 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI have vowed to listen to this song once a day for the rest of my life.
    avoidtheskyon January 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdon't you mean 'The Saturday Boy'?
    onthebeachon July 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYa this is called "The Saturday Boy."

    Anyway, great tune. Love the trumpet. It's about THAT crush. Everyone knows the feeling.
    soundless_spaceon September 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is truly the best song ever.
    RedDwarfon November 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLOVE....
    chuckwgn22on November 30, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionBit that gets me most-
    "I never understood my failings then,
    and I hide my humble hopes now;"
    Snuzzon December 18, 2009   Link

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