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Sylvie Lyrics

Seventeen, high-school queen,
Yeah you're pretty cute, I can see.
Well you've come a long way since September,
But, Sylvie, you oughta remember,

You know he's mine.
You know he's mine.
You know he's mine.

Sylvie, girl, I'm a very patient person,
But I'll have to shut you down,
If you don't give up your flirting.
Leave him alone, ''cause I know he loves me.
Leave him alone, ''cause he tells me he loves me.
Over and over and over and over again.

Seventeen, high-school queen,
Yeah you're pretty cute, I can see.
Well you've come a long way since September,
But, Sylvie, you oughta remember,

You know he's mine.
You know he's mine.
You know he's mine.

Sylvie, girl, although you're my little sister,
Well you're not without your charms,
I'm not sure that he'll resist ya.
Give it all up, for we see you crying.
Give it all up, 'cause I know you've been trying.

Over and over and over and over again.
Over and over and over and over again.

Over and over and over and over again.
(repeat to fade, with backing vocals of 'Oh, Sylvie girl, oh Sylvie girl.')
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Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., EMI Music Publishing
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Jun 21, 2002
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This song has a really unusual structure for a pop song. It's the same 32 bar chord sequence repeated five times with different instrumentation:

  1. solo piano, (4 bars of "intro"),
  2. piano-bass-bongos
  3. add vocals and strings
  4. add synth
  5. abruptly breaking down to just vocals, acoustic gtr, bongos and drums for the reveal of "Although you're my little sister" and abruptly back up to "full band" to return to the song

Then a final half minute of "Over and over again/ Oh Sylvie girl" that feels like a chorus but isn't, followed by a half minute of just the final four bars of the 32-bar sequence.

It's genius!

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I first heard this song on the show 'Daria' and it stayed in my head. Saint Etienne are an under rated group which need to be heard. Please comment on this song so i know there are other people who appreciate their music as much as i do!!!!

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i love them :) her voice is just... wow. i first heard of them through assosiation with birdie (debsy wykes), another delightfully delicious band.

ooooh, i wish i knew how to add lyrics on here, i would put more of theirs up.

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I, too heard this song on Daria, and now I'm in love with it!!! I am also going through a situation like this right now, and I can totally relate. Wish I could burn this on a CD and give it to the girl... Grrr.

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This is a beautiful song. It's sort of atypical of the group because it's so tight, especially the lyrics.

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