"Road, River and Rail" as written by Simon Philip Raymonde, Elizabeth Fraser and Robin A. Guthrie....
He'll be flied away
From those choices that they took
Naked and caught on the Isle de la Cite
Roll of home may be

There's over eleven since she's been
For machine and a feeling I still care
Faulting to mention forms in flight
Fabulous in dream of eve

Flaying on the ground and your infant lives
From out of the bayous
Seen the way is corporeal
The little pants into nowheres

Through Paris breaks soul
From out of the bayous
From must have beige
So we didn't while we seized

Until the fog made me run through that hectic glare
Love won't be forged
And was a fog, was them that cherished
Road, river and rail

"So embarrassed, I'm not sure at all", lies mother's daughter
Truth is she found love
Truth is she found love
Truth is she found love

Road, river and rail


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"Road, River and Rail" as written by Robin Guthrie Elizabeth Fraser

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    General CommentWhat?! No comments?! Well it deserves at least one. So, here it is. Great song. Love Fraser's vocals.
    monster36604on January 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is pretty much about begging guthrie to stop being a selfish drug head when he has people that love him and new daughter
    MrDreamPopon December 18, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationInteresting, as in the first verse, I'm almost 100% sure she says "making calls on the Ile de la Cite" - I even hear this in the live versions and the radio broadcasts of the Paris Black Sessions. It also makes more sense semantically, to me at least.

    I'm almost 100% Elizabeth interchanged "From out of the bayous" with "From out of the gardens", as can be heard on the recently remastered and cleaned up HOLV tour shows. The mastered version I have has the second verse clearly saying "From out of the gardens" (which I think may be Versailles, or just some gardens in Paris). Not that it matters of course, as much of the lyrical content of the Cocteau Twins isn't tied to the actual words as much as the emotional feeling and energy. Either way, I'm almost 100% positive she says "making calls on the Ile de la Cite"
    CocteauFan1on May 01, 2017   Link

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