"The Saturday Boy" as written by and Billy Bragg....
I'll never forget the first day I met her
That September morning was clear and fresh
The way she spoke and laughed at my jokes
And the way she rubbed herself
Against the edge of my desk
She became a magic mystery to me
And we'd sit together in double
History twice a week

And some days we'd walk the same way home
And it's surprising how quick
A little rain can clear the streets
We dreamed of her and compared our dreams
But that was all that I ever tasted
She lied to me with her body you see
I lied to myself 'bout the chances I'd wasted

The times we were close
Were far and few between
In the darkness at the dances in the school canteen
Did she close her eyes like I did
As we held each other tight
And la la la la la la la la means I love you

She danced with me and I still hold that memory
Soft and sweet
And I stare up at her window
As I walk down her street
But I never made the first team,
I just made the first team laugh
And she never came to the phone
She was always in the bath
I had to look in the dictionary
To find out the meaning of unrequited
While she was giving herself for free
At a party to which I was never invited

I never understood my failings then
And I hide my humble hopes now
Thinking back she made us want her
A girl not old enough to shave her legs


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"The Saturday Boy" as written by Billy Bragg

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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite Billy Bragg songs. Such a bittersweet tale of unrequited love between a dorky boy and a popular girl. I assume it's at least partially autobiographical, about his own early adolescence.

    It struck me the other day how similar the sentiment of Pulp's "Disco 2000" is to this song. That would make a good mix -- unrequited love songs.
    sharkycharmingon July 25, 2013   Link

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