"Jesus Is A Rochdale Girl" as written by and Guy Edward John/potter Garvey....
I have a drop-leaf window
With cats and broken yards
Sunflowers and paint cans
And stolen shopping carts
And nothing to be proud of
And nothing to regret
All of that to make as yet
All of that to make as yet

I have a single heartbreak
I celebrate and mourn
A single shining sister
And all the tricks of dawn
A single yellow duvet
A single switch to flick
But a thousand boxes yet to take
A thousand boxes yet to take

And Jesus is a Rochdale girl,
And 45 CDs
Got a house that you can smoke in
So all my friends found me
And they found me full of myself
And bloody-minded will
And as yet a box to fill
And as yet a box to fill


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"Jesus Is a Rochdale Girl" as written by Guy Edward John Garvey Craig Lee Potter

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    General CommentBased on a poem vocalist Guy Garvey wrote about his first love.

    Garvey says of the song; "It's a list of the details I remember from my life when I was 22 written with the knowledge of how things would unfold. 'Nothing to be proud of and nothing to regret, all of that to make as yet.' The music sounded to me like the muted heartbeat of someone restraining themselves, the splashes of clumsy colour from the keyboards being general excitement bubbling up over the sides. At 22 I had been in the band for five years and we knew what we wanted to do. Life was general excitement, it was easy to remember. 'Jesus Is A Rochdale Girl' became the blueprint for the record."
    niteflite01on March 22, 2011   Link
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    General CommentSlight lyric mistake -

    But a thousand boxes yet to take...
    A thousand boxes yet to take

    Should be -

    But a thousand boxes yet to tick...
    A thousand boxes yet to tick
    thewordgetsaroundon April 20, 2011   Link
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    General Commentmy god, this song makes me cry.
    don't waste your lives, people.
    gandydanceron February 23, 2012   Link

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