Battersea how it is
It's over, forget
Memories full of chocolate
I've got to get over it, forget
Your world is different than mine
I've got to get over, I've got to forget
And "Sgurd" is the one I don't like
I'm afraid of him, I've got to forget

Knocking on the blue water
It's over, forget
Praline and chocolate ice
Got to get over, forget
Your world doesn't match with mine
I've got to get over, I've got to forget
And "Sgurd" rules your friend's life
I'm afraid of him, I've got to forget


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Battersea Lyrics as written by Alex Callier

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    I first heard this song in a Jaguar commercial. The song gripped me instantly, and since then I was always searching forr the name and artist. That is how I discovered Hooverphonic. This song was basically my gateway to this Belgian band, and Trip Hop.

    Sleepon April 14, 2004   Link
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    What a phenomenal openning track for a stunning and beautiful album...

    apcmdn13on October 08, 2004   Link
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    I agree. This is song is almost epic and makes the whole album experience feel like flying above the world.

    This song makes me think of two people who’s lives are so different, so irreconcilable with each other that there is nothing there to build a relationship on.

    divinediscontenton November 24, 2004   Link
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    Seeing as I heard the band named the albun (Blue Wonder Power Milk) because the words sounded cool together, and because they are Belgian and might not know much English, I often think their songs don't mean much of anything and are just words put together to sound cool. I love their music, but as much as I try to get the "hidden meaning" in their songs, I just think they often put words together for their sound...which is okay.

    -Kari

    AlairaKasimeron February 07, 2005   Link
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    I read an interview with them that explained this song, but I don't remember it.

    I do remember they mentioned "sgurd" is simply the word "drugs" backward. Battersea is, I believe, named after the park in London.

    SonOfALinkon April 09, 2005   Link
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    I've changed my above opinion--their newest album I don't like, but has completely coherent lyrics, which led me to listen to these songs with a new objective....and really a lot of their lyrics do make sense. Some stuff is a bit cryptic, but almost all the songs seem to make sense, really...at least in an artistic way, if nothing else.

    -Kari

    AlairaKasimeron January 14, 2006   Link
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    They have become more lyric focused over the years. Concenquentlly there music has gone bad. There new album is BAD.

    IndigoSensoron January 08, 2008   Link
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    I think it's like comparing love to different kinds of chocolate.

    Not sure about the drugs reference in this though. But the song also reminds me of a slower version of Yoko Kanno's Cyberbird. (Yes I know it's often talked about) However I think Kanno took the best bits out of this song to make hers. Influenced rather than plagerised so to speak.

    littlequeenon July 10, 2009   Link

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