"Warm Wet Circles" as written by and Derek William/mosley Dick....
On promenades where drunks propose to lonely
arcade mannequins
Where ceremonies pause at the jeweller's shop display
Feigning casual silence in strained romantic interludes
Till they commit themselves to the muted journey home

And the pool player rests on another cue
Last nights hero picking up his dues
A honeymoon gambled on a ricochet
She's staring at the brochures at the holidays

Chalking up a name in your hometown
Standing all your mates to another round
Laughing at the world till the barman wipes away the warm wet circles
The warm wet circles

I saw teenage girls like gaudy moths
A classroom's shabby butterflies
Flirt in the glow of stranded telephone boxes
Planning white lace weddings from smeared hearts and token proclamations
Rolled from stolen lipsticks across the razored webs of glass
Sharing cigarettes with experience with her giggling jealous confidantes
She faithfully traces his name with quick bitten fingernails
Through the tears of condensation that'll cry through the night
As the glancing headlights of the last bus kiss adolescence goodbye
In a warm wet circle

Like a mothers kiss on your first broken heart, a warm wet circle
Like a bullet hole in Central Park, a warm wet circle
And I'll always surrender to the warm wet circles

She nervously undressed in the dancing beams of the Fidra lighthouse
Giving it all away before it's too late
She'll let a lovers tongue move in a warm wet circle
Giving it all away and showing no shame
She'll take a mother's kiss on her first broken heart a warm wet circle
She'll realise that she played her part in a warm wet circle


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    General CommentI think the song is an observation of the inexperience of youth. It is obviously about the effects of alcohol but goes further than that. "On promenades, where drunks propose to lonely arcade mannnequins". But it goes deeper than alcoholism. It goes into the feelings. "Teenage girls like gaudy moths". Girls make themselves up to look attractive. They're looking for love. The men are looking to get their rocks off. "The pool player (macho man) rests on another cue, last night's hero (he got laid) picking up his due". He's "resting on his cue". He's taking the plaudits from his male friends because he got the shag and they didn't. "She'll take the mother's kiss on her first broken heart". It meant more to her than it did to him and somebody will need to pick up the pieces. He promised her the world to get inside her knickers. "A bullet hole in central park" I think is a reference to the murder of John Lennon. "She'll realise that she played her part in a warm wet circle". Eventaully, she will see that whatever happened, she fell for it. She will end up another f***ed up individual because of it. Cynical and bitter
    bgr1503on November 06, 2011   Link

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