"Brighton Rock" as written by and Brian Harold / May....
Happy little day, Jimmy went away
Met his little Jenny on a public holiday
A happy pair they made, so decorously laid
'Neath the gay illuminations all along the promenade
"It's so good to know there's still a little magic in the air
I'll weave my spell"

"Jenny will you stay - tarry with me pray
Nothing 'ere need come between us tell me love, what do you say ?"
"Oh no I must away to my mum in disarray
If my mother should discover how I spent my holiday
It would be of small avail to talk of magic in the air
I'll say farewell"

O rock of ages, do not crumble, love is breathing still
O lady moon, shine down a little people magic if you will

Jenny pines away, writes a letter everyday
"We must ever be together, nothing can my love erase"
"Oh no I'm compromised, I must apologise
If my lady should discover how I spent my holidays..."
Oooh oooh oooh oooh
Ooh oh oh oh oh ha


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"Brighton Rock" as written by Brian May

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    General CommentThe title Brighton Rock is a play on words. Brighton being a seaside resort and "Rock" or "Rock candy" being a long & cylindrical sweet that usually has the words "Brighton Rock" printed (using food die) throughout the entire piece of candy.
    But obviously we could also assume Brian meant Brighton Rock as in Rock and Roll.
    The start of the song could be seen in the perspective of cupid looking down on two lovers and "Weaving his spell". Though essentially it shows how holiday romances very rarely work out.
    Cleveland_Steameron May 17, 2005   Link

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