I never thought it could happen
With me and the girl from Clapham
Out on a windy common
That night I ain't forgotten
When she dealt out the rations
With some or other passions
I said you are a lady
Perhaps she said I maybe

We moved into a basement
With thoughts of our engagement
We stayed in by the telly
Although the room was smelly
We spent our time just kissin'
The Runway Arms we missin'
I licked her in the evening
And then again this morning

I got a job with Stanley
He said I'd come in handy
He started me on Monday
So I had a bath on Sunday
I worked eleven hours
And bought the girl some flowers
She said she'd seen a doctor
And nothing now could stop her

I worked all through the winter
The weather brass and bitter
I put away a tenner
Each week to make her better
And when the time was ready
We had to sell the telly
And make evenings by the fire
And little kicks inside her

This moring at 4:50
I took her rather nifty
Down to an incubator
And thirty minutes later
She gave birth to a daughter
Within a year a walker
She looked just like her mother
If there could be another

And now she's two years older
Her mother's with a soldier
She left me when my drinking
Became a proper stinging
The devil came and took me
From bar to street to bookie
No more nights by the telly
No more nights nappies smelling

Alone here in the kitchen
I feel there's something missing
I'd beg for some forgiveness
But begging's not my business
And she won't write a letter
Although I always tell her
And so it's my assumption
I'm really up the junction


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    General Commentprobably my favorite song my goldfinger. anyone know who the original is by?
    staleph1shon May 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti believe the original is by squeeze
    iloverobon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow. the original kinda sucks. i love when bands revamp old songs and do a kickassin job at it.
    staleph1shon April 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe original sucks? i haven't heard the goldfinger version but the squeeze one doesn't suck
    chocolateon March 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat story about love and loss. Unreal song, worth the listen to. Too bad they can't play stuff like this on the radio.

    Or am I behind the times?
    OpinionHeadon October 04, 2006   Link

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