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Jennifer Eccles Lyrics

White chalk written on red brick
Our love told in a heart
It's there drawn in the playground
Love kiss hate or adore

I love Jennifer Eccles
I know that she loves me
I love Jennifer Eccles
I know that she loves me

La la la la la la la
la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
la la la la la la

I used to carry her satchels
She used to walk by my side
But when we got to her doorstep
her dad wouldn't let me inside

One Monday morning found out I'd made the grade
Started me thinking had she done the same

verse 2

verse 4

I hope Jennifer Eccles
is going to follow me there
Our love is bound to continue
Love kiss hate or adore Singing

chorus x2

verse 2
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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
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May 22, 2002
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LOL at the girl's name "Jennifer Eccles". It's funny you never meet adults with names like that, but in school they seem to be commonplace.

As for the lyrics, they're fairly self-explanatory I think. Naive playground puppy love etc.

I saw a pretty good documentary which told the story of the band in their own words via interviews, plus plenty of archive footage. At one point in their career they wanted to do some serious stuff. I think it was about the time of King Midas. The management were at odds with this and wanted to stick to the same pop formula which had been so successful. Alan Clarke recalls he, Graham Nash and their wives got together one evening and after a few drinks said "They want stupid songs we'll give 'em one and began...

Graham was talking about how corny the whistle was but there is footage of him playing off it with an audience like some seasoned Butlins redcoat. As we know he's a very creative artist but also a true pro to just carry on doing his job.

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People outside the UK might not know what "found out I'd made the grade" is about. It refers to the results of the "eleven plus" exam that was (and in some counties, still is) given at the end of primary school, typically at age 11, which would determine what sort of secondary school a student would go on to attend. In this case, the singer has presumably passed the high level of the test, which would qualify him for grammar school (the academic path), and he wonders if Jennifer Eccles might have qualified to be in the same school as he next year.

This bit shows that these two kids are most likely 11 years old, something otherwise not entirely obvious from the lyrics.

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