"Roadkill" as written by Jarvis Branson Cocker, Stephen Patrick Mackey, Nick Banks, Candida Doyle and Mark Andrew Webber....
The feel of my arm
Around your waist
The pale blue nightdress that you wore

Your hair in braids
Your sailor top
The things I don't see any more
No, no

You lost your suitcase
In my hotel room
A subway token from your Mum

The sun reflecting off the water on your face
And the way you drove your car

All these things I can't forget
No, I don't see them any more

Drove to the airport
Through a traffic jam
A deer lay dying in the road

Maybe I should have seen it as some kind of sign
'Cept I don't believe in them no more
No, no

But I believe these things I can't forget
Oh, I don't see you any more

Yeah, I believe these things I can't forget
To see them though I don't see you any more

Lyrics submitted by pumkinhed

"Roadkill" as written by Jarvis Branson Cocker Candida Doyle

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    General CommentJarvis' comments:
    One of my favourite songs on the record. It's got a nice fragile feeling to it that suits the slightly morbid lyrics. It's a pretty sad song. I didn't want it to be 'Let's all fucking slash us wrists' so it's got a delicate feel which stops it getting too maudlin. Lyrically, it's about the death of a relationship... as they all usually are.
    [It] was one of the most satisfying ones to do, because all of the song was recorded at the same time, except for the cello stuff. So I did the singing at the same time as playing the guitar as well, and so that really was just capturing one performance of it. And so it's got a certain kind of edginess to it, because I'm not a very good guitarist, and especially if I'm singing at the same time I become a pretty inept guitarist. So it always seems like it's on the verge of breaking down, so I think that gives if a certain kind of tension to it which is quite good.
    thateuandgelookon October 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentNo comments?? Another great track from this album. The lyrics are self-explanatory I suppose - seeing the darkness in life as a result of losing someone. But the delivery is amazing.
    caitsith01on September 02, 2009   Link

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