In the pub where we learnt how to talk about bands
You stand all dressed up with your vodka in hand
Oh girl, you’re waiting for a pitiful man

In the pub, at the bar with the old men I am
Alone with a pint of bitter in my hand
For a girl this is not an acceptable plan

Wipe your eyes darling, it’s OK
Meet me on the dual carriage way

Separated by motorways
The A14 and the A1
Separated by motorways
Two lonely girls go on the run

I heard from the boys you were down on your knees last night
They were worried you were looking a sight
Oh girl you’re too wonderful

At work locked away in the north where
I can’t escape from the people and the records I hate
No wonder I’m always 15 minutes late

Wipe your eyes darling, it’s OK
Meet me on the dual carriage way

Separated by motorways
The A14 and the A1
Separated by motorways
Two lonely girls go on the run

Separated by motorways
The A14 and the A1
Separated by motorways
Two lonely girls go on the run
Two lonely girls go on the run
Two lonely girls go on the run


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    General Comment=O i can't believe no one's commented on this yet! it's such an amazing song! don't know why, but the title really reminds me of the smiths... just sounds like the kind of thing morrissey would say. anyway, yeah, basically, i figured it was about girls who put out too much and she's telling them they don't need to...

    or something to that effect. but when i first heard it i did imagine it being a long distance relationship.. which i suppose it still could be if it's a man who wrote it and kate jackson singing it.

    but it's so so so catchy, i hear it in the morning and end up whistling it all day ;)
    chehamsteraon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General Comment=O i can't believe no one's commented on this yet! it's such an amazing song! don't know why, but the title really reminds me of the smiths... just sounds like the kind of thing morrissey would say. anyway, yeah, basically, i figured it was about girls who put out too much and she's telling them they don't need to...

    or something to that effect. but when i first heard it i did imagine it being a long distance relationship.. which i suppose it still could be if it's a man who wrote it and kate jackson singing it.

    but it's so so so catchy, i hear it in the morning and end up whistling it all day ;)
    chehamsteraon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song definately reminds me of thelma and louise! girls on the run, leaving their boring, same-ish lifestyles. i love it. x
    muffin333on October 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the first line is 'In the pub where we learnt to talk about bands', and yeah it definitely has a Smith-esque title.
    rapiston October 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe romanticism among urban settings is also quite Smiths/Suede/Pulp like.
    fourgangeron November 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this track was about escapism and Kate did mention that the A14 and A1 were the two motorways from her hometown of Bury St. Edmonds to the place where The Long Blondes were formed, my hometown of Sheffield.
    Prisoner.I.Wason January 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so catchy and exciting. I agree with muffin333, it's about two girls escaping from their problems by running off together!
    MadnessMethodon February 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow this has to be one of the best long blondes songs! I love it and I can relate to it in so many ways.. For me it talks about running away from your lame life you have in somewhere you don't belong.. Kate had always wanted to move to Sheffield as her hero Jarvis Cocker came from there and this song to me shows how she was separated from the life and place that was her. I love the line "for a girl this is not an acceptable plan" To me this song somes up how I feel at the moment as I live down south and My boyfriend lives in Sheffield and We really are separated by Motorways..
    ~*~nadine~*~on May 15, 2009   Link

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