"Battery Brides (andy Paints Brian)" as written by and Andy Partridge....
Battery brides, ha ha have you ever tried
To break out of your waiting room
And find yourself a waiting groom
Ba ba ba ba battery brides
Ba ba ba ba battery brides

She left school with a million others
And worked in a store part time
She dreams of a husband and a lover
Doesn't realise she's on the production line of ...

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    General CommentPerhaps this is about Andy wanting to marry an Energizer or Duracell bride.

    The parentheses part of the title refers to how briefly Brian Eno considered joining XTC. Ah.. one of the great "What ifs.." of the music world, eh?
    modestmauson May 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAndy: “Attempting to summon up Philip Glass through the gentle robotic hypnotism of ‘Battery Brides’ always relaxed me. It sounds oddly psychedelic now. Contains Colin's onomatopoeic bass line ‘Bjorn Borg’.”
    millermotoon July 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentBattery - bat·ter·y

    - A set of similar units of equipment, typically when connected together

    - in law, battery is intentionally and voluntarily bringing about an unconsented harmful or offensive contact with a person
    millermotoon July 02, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this one is fairly clear "battery brides" as in "battery hens". An unkind reference to the young women of his town; all the same and lacking in imagination.

    The live version of this song is very impressive and quite a bold choice as it's not an obvious crowd-pleaser.
    aardvark9on October 05, 2012   Link

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