Who's that girl there?
I wonder what went wrong
So that she had to roam the streets
She dunt do major credit cards
I doubt she does receipts
It's all not quite legitimate

And what a scummy man
Just give him half a chance
I bet he'll rob you if he can
Can see it in his eyes,
That he's got a driving ban
Amongst some other offences

And I've seen him with girls of the night
And he told Roxanne to put on her red light
It’s all infected but he'll be alright
Cause he's a scumbag, don't you know
I said he's a scumbag, don't you know!

Although you're trying not to listen
Overt your eyes and staring at the ground
She makes a subtle proposition
“Sorry love I'll have to turn you down”

He must be up to something
What are the chances sure it’s more than likely
I've got a feeling in my stomach
I start to wonder what his story might be

They said it changes when the sun goes down
Around here

Look here comes a Ford Mondeo
Isn't he Mister Inconspicuous?
And he don't have to say 'owt
She’s in the stance ready to get picked up

Bet she's delighted when she sees him
Pulling in and giving her the eye
Because she must be fucking freezing
Scantily clad beneath the clear night sky
It doesn't stop in the winter, no
Around here

They said it changes when the sun goes down
Over the river going out of town

What a scummy man
Just give him half a chance
I bet he'll rob you if he can
Can see it in his eyes that he's got a nasty plan
I hope you're not involved at all


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    General CommentThis song must be about a nice girl that for some yet unidentified reasons has been brought into prostitution, and a bad Ford Mondeo driving male who is not going to accept being turned down by no prostitute...

    He picks her up some days later, and now you can not only see in his eyes that "he's got a driving ban amongst some other offences", but also that he has a nasty plan. The singer/story teller hopes the girl is not involved at all, but when the sun goes down he drives over the river and out of town. We can only speculate on what happens to the girl, but it is no doubt a part of the terrible occupational risks of being a street prostitute.
    croesuson November 16, 2008   Link

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