As the city asleep Shares its dreams and desires Every wish that we keep Will trace a line to other times, other places Though the song of the proud Howls and dies, never fall for defeat Take a trip to reprieve Every hour they leave From Killermont Street Drink a drink to before And our memories spill Adding on as they pour From our Saturdays and secret sensations Drink a drink to tonight Whiskey words tumble down in the street With the pain that they cure Sentimentally yours From Killermont Street And with collar upturned I made it south to see That the love I had spurned Was just the hate in me As the ships and the steel Slip away to the cry of "Compete" There's a message for us We can get there by bus From Killermont Street There's a message for us We can get there by bus From Killermont Street



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"Killermont Street" as written by Roddy Frame

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    General Comment:once again, i'm not sure what it means, but i think it's absolutely beautiful.
    abitsnarkyon November 05, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:Killermont Street was first recorded by Aztec Camera (Roddy Frame) on the Album 'Love' in 1987.

    Killermont Street is a street in Glasgow, Scotland (where Roddy Frame comes from), where traditionally buses would leave for London (the 'south').

    In 1987, the British Government, led by Margaret Thatcher had privatised the traditional nationalised industries of Glasgow, ship building and steel manufacturing (the ships and the steel), forcing them to 'Compete' on a free market. As a result the industries collapsed and hundreds of thousands lost their jobs.

    Many headed to the booming south of England economy that Thatcher created, many would have got there by bus, from Killermont Street.

    A bus station remains on Killermont Street, (although it's called Buchanan Street Station)
    geothecaton January 29, 2013   Link
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    General Comment:Killermont Street was first recorded by Aztec Camera (Roddy Frame) on the Album 'Love' in 1987.

    Killermont Street is a street in Glasgow, Scotland (where Roddy Frame comes from), where traditionally buses would leave for London (the 'south').

    In 1987, the British Government, led by Margaret Thatcher had privatised the traditional nationalised industries of Glasgow, ship building and steel manufacturing (the ships and the steel), forcing them to 'Compete' on a free market. As a result the industries collapsed and hundreds of thousands lost their jobs.

    Many headed to the booming south of England economy that Thatcher created, many would have got there by bus, from Killermont Street.

    A bus station remains on Killermont Street, (although it's called Buchanan Street Station)
    geothecaton January 29, 2013   Link

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