Quarter to ten at the A&E
Where nobody thought they would need to be
Saturday night in the old country
And we come to you on our knees

Take us in, will you, will you
With the unlucky, the drunken too?
Take us in, will you, will you?

A blow to the head and a break to the foot
And a party of revelers turned mean and
A woman is red-eyed and reading a book
With a child asleep at her feet

Have you been here waiting long
With the others whose evening's gone wrong?
Have you been here waiting long?

Quarter to three and the NHS
Has given our worries a bed to rest
Fluorescent lights and a handful of tests
Quick smile from the nurse on her way

Smile again, can you, can you
After all of the things you've been through?
Smile again, can you, can you?

Phone call breaks through
Still night, I'm sorry to wake you
We're on floor two
Fulham Palace Avenue

Quarter to eight, I walk out on the street
And Hammersmith Station's alive with
Sunday day shoppers who've risen from sleep
Just sure that today would arrive

Take good care, my friend, my friend
If there's ever a hand I can lend
Take good care, my friend, my friend

Quarter to ten at the A&E
Where nobody thought they would need to be
Saturday night in the old country
And we come to you on our knees


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Accident and Emergency song meanings
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    General CommentI saw Lucy sing this live in London, Royal Concert Hall.

    The story behind the song is that she went on a date with someone from London and things took a turn for the worse he had to be taken to hospital. She ended up having to phone the guy's parents and explain what had happened. 'Hi I'm Lucy, I dated your son. He's had an accident and you'd better come to hospital'.


    Phone call breaks through
    Still night, I'm sorry to wake you
    We're on floor two
    Fulham Palace Avenue



    Something like that. Turns out he was ok in the end. Sounds like a fun date.
    Jonboton August 19, 2013   Link

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