"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
Whisky 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


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"Killermont Street" as written by Roddy Frame

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    General CommentThis one needs at least one comment ... a beautiful, beautiful song.

    Killermont Street is where you get the bus in Glasgow to get to East Kilbride, Roddy Frame's home town. The song runs themes of links to his family and to his, and Glasgow's past.

    take a trip to reprieve, every hour they leave ... the buses leave every hour and you only need to board to link to your past and your family. A lovely thought for people like me who grew past the feeling of needing to be away.

    "I made it south to see
    That the love I had spurned
    Was just the hate in me"

    ... he takes the trip home (south from Glasgow to East Kilbride) and gets back to his family, physically and emotionally.

    "As the ships and the steel
    Slip away to the cry of 'compete'

    ... the steel and shipbuilding industires that made Glasgow are pretty much done and gone. They slip away physically as he leaves Glasgow and they slip away into Glasgow's past ...
    jackowon March 27, 2014   Link

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