She drove her mother's car, 'twas a 2cv
I was most impressed by her casual dress
I was most impressed
Inside her rented room colored deepest blue
I suppose we found some kind of happiness
To fill the emptiness
We were simply wasting precious time
Hiding from the cruelest summer sky
She took her mother's car to get away from me
Heaven knows that i, I can sympathize
Oh I can sympathize
For we were never close if the truth were told
All we ever shared was a taste in clothes
Oh we were never close
We were simply losing everything
Underneath the cruelest london sun
We were simply wasting precious time
We were simply wasting precious time
We were simply wasting precious time

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"2CV" as written by Lloyd Cole

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    General CommentFrom the great Rattlesnakes album. Although he now lives in Mnhatten, English born Lloyd made his name on the Glasgow college circuit in the early 80s. He had a very literate writing style, highly descriptive lyrics dropping in anything from book quotes and actress names to french phrases and street names. Rattlesnakes 1984 album is one of the best 80s albums (NME regularly state it as a top 10 80s album) and is now acknowledged as a brit pop landmark.
    This song along with "ready to be heartbroken...) are my personal favourites from the album.
    This song reflects a summer spent with a girl and her Mothers' 2CV.
    CharmingManon February 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGre

    the first line is "she drove her mother's car, 'twas a deux chevaux"

    chevaux is the plural of cheval in french...for this exemple its mean is "horsepower"
    wil_75on June 24, 2008   Link

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