"Valerie" as written by Patricia Ann Keenan and James Cargill....
Well sometimes I go out by myself
And I look across the water
And I, think of all the things
What you're doing
And through my head I make a picture

'Cause since I've come on home
Well my body's been a mess
And I miss your ginger hair
And the way you like to dress
Won't you come on over
Stop making a fool out of me
Why won't you come on over
Valerie, Valerie

Did you have to go to jail
Put your house on up for sale?
Did you get a good lawyer?
I hope you didn't catch a tan
I hope you find the right man
Who'll fix it for you
Are you shopping anywhere
Changed the color of your hair
Are you busy?
And did you have to pay the fine
You were dodging all the time are you still dizzy?

'Cause since I've come on home
Well my body's been a mess
And I miss your ginger hair
And the way you like to dress
Won't you come on over
Stop making a fool out of me
Why wont you come on over
Valerie, Valerie, Valerie, Valerie

Well sometimes I go out by myself
And I look across the water
And I, think of all the things
What you're doing
And in my head I make a picture

'Cause since I've come on home
Well my body's been a mess
And I miss your ginger hair
And the way you like to dress
Won't you come on over
Stop making a fool out of me
Why won't you come on over
Valerie, Valerie
Valerie, Valerie, Valerie


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"Valerie" as written by Boyan Chowdhury Abigail Harding

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  • +1
    General CommentAt last, a song that restores meaning the the idea of a love song. Valerie is "dizzy" and forever in trouble, but does that make a difference to him? Nope. He just misses her.
    Unpredictableon May 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti saw a TV interview with the zutons and they said it's about a friend of theirs who got caught drink-driving.
    "did you have to pay the fine, you were dodging all the time" and
    "did you have to go to jail, put your house up for sale, did you get a good lawyer"
    back this up.
    David McCabe also said he hasn't spoken to Valerie since the single was released but "she'll probably think i'm in love with her or something [laughs] "
    wordsandbirdson December 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe real meaning of this song according to Dave is that he misses a mate of his who he met in America when they went on tour there. Not a girlfriend or anything.
    ChaoticSpearon January 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think Valerie is a metaphor for a Steak Bake from Greggs and the pleasure he gets from eating one
    pixtonon March 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me, this song is about a guy missing his ex or something, after moving away and that now hes moved back, he wants her to come over to his house or wherever hes staying ('why wont you come on over, valerie?') and catch up on the stuff that they've missed over the while that they've been apart.

    i love the zutons i do.
    socks_xon May 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell we've all been there. Screw it up and then regret it for years. Yep, sounds familiar. Great song. Almost as good as Confusion which is near the top of my top 10 at the moment. What a band.
    BetterThingsToDoon May 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentApparently it's about a fan that the lead singer fell in love with.
    danicaliforniaon June 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song always reminds me of this guy I know, and he's always breaking up with girls and going out with new ones really quickly, but he's only ever been in love with one of them, and she was a bit... erm, quirky, like the valerie of this song, and she had ginger hair, dressed weirdly. Also, he always wonders about her, and goes down to the Mersey to think about her, which is where I presume Dave (the singer) goes when he refers to 'I look across the water'.
    Just really similar situations methinks
    Stoned Immaculateon June 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about a past relationship between the singer and a girl, but she went away from him and he just misses her and feels alone without this girl, Valerie.
    ]Greg Ulrich[on September 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard this song was about Aveline fom bread- its almost an anagram....
    pyeon September 27, 2006   Link

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