"Killermont Street" as written by and Roddy Frame....
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 Commentonce 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 CommentKillermont 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 CommentKillermont 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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