"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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    My InterpretationThis may be too literal, but I've always seen it this way:

    Having just been married and walking through promenades, the new couple on their way home are followed by some of the drunk wedding guests (or other drunks), who tease and serenade them by proposing to mannequins. Farther along when they pass the jeweler's shop, the bride sees a ring, possibly one that her husband could not or would not buy, which puts a damper on the evening and they continue on in silence.

    This may have diverted them (or maybe just him) to the local pool hall where he, feeling guilty, tries to win some extra money playing pool. Unfortunately, he loses everything saved for the honeymoon. A bender ensues where he laughs "at the world 'till the barman wipes away the warm wet circles."

    During this time, wherever the bride is, she is looking at what might have been the brochures from their planned trip. Her thoughts turn to her silly and naive teen years and her courtship, with her giggling confidantes (I picture bimbo cheerleaders), flitting about like moths under a streetlight as they swoon, while she talks to her beau on the phone, tracing his name in the glass's condensation, etc.

    I think one of two things happened next:

    She and her new husband were forced to spend their first night together in the lighthouse instead of a hotel. This is where she loses her virginity and regret floods in. Even though she shows no shame, she still thinks of what might have been, and possibly realizes that her husband does not love her, which may or may not be her first broken heart.

    I think it's also possible, since Fish uses the term "lover's tongue" that this was not her husband, and she, angry at his irresponsible behavior, wanted to give it all away before she changed her mind. This ominous event so soon after their marriage could also be her first broken heart, though I don't think that's likely.

    I know other commenters have written about the protagonist being male, but this song is much more about the bride, and mostly speaks about her thoughts, desires, emotions, etc.
    Bitofingeron July 15, 2016   Link

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