"Julie" as written by Hugh Pipe Mackay, Mark Chadwick, Jeremy Cunningham, Simon Friend, Charles Kenton Heather, Jonathan Sevink and Dp,....
Julie was a lonely girl
She said she was born that way
She always felt that way
She left home at age sixteen

Got a job what you're supposed to do
That's what you've got to do
She fell in love and settled down
In a council place there on the edge of town

She'd feel alone in a crowded room
Cry when she heard a happy tune
It would be nice to holiday
Till they took her job away

They just took her life away
Doing nothing isn't fun
When you've nothing from which to run
You've nowhere left to run

She'd visit the social every day
Every time be turned away
Every time be turned away
She'd feel alone in a crowded room

Cry when she heard a happy tune
Julie waits, her world is her window
And Julie hates, she hates the world below
A hundred stairs to her new room

Over glass and blackened spoons
Children grow old so soon
Past the kids who gather there
Pain masked by narcotic stares

But no one really cares
Her dreams were cut up and bled dry
A million voices in her cry
Julie waits, her world is her window

And Julie hates, she hates the world below
And Julie hates, just what she doesn't know
But Julie loves,
She loves too much to know

Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death

"Julie" as written by Charles Kenton Heather Dp

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General CommentThe best thing, I feel about the Levellers, is that their music IS obvious and to the point. You aren't required to decipher any deeper meaning from this song, it's what it is, Its tragicaly sad, and beutifully written and performed, possibly one of the best track ever, by any band.
    The Rockeron July 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a song written by bassist Jeremy Cunningham about a girl that he knew in his days as a drug addict. He would occasionally buy heroin from her but felt sad for the kind of life that she'd condemned herself to (he's now clean/tea-total)
    boris_the_cowon June 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me, this song is about a young woman who lives a sad and lonely life. Her depression is partly due to how the country treated her; "she'd visit the solical everyday, everytime be turned away". The mention of narcontics brings the thoughts that she suffered drug abuse. However I could be wrong about all of this but I hope I'm not. This is such a sad song, a girl who was forced to suffer in life when all she needed was help and support. I love this track and the levellers rock!
    Tom_999on May 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah. Not a hard one to crack. Truth be told, very few of their songs are. I still think they're great though. And I love the bagpipes at the end.
    kootoon June 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, the Levellers generally are direct, but even so it took me quite a while to work out what "blackened spoons" was referring to. Maybe I'm just too sheltered...

    Julie hates but Julies loves.
    ShineYouDiamondon December 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my partners favourite levellers track. He calls me 'julie' cause of this song...
    Modern-Loveon August 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the saddest song ever written.....ever!
    twistedhippyon March 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a sad, sad song, a horrible indictment of modern British society!
    andy78on November 10, 2018   Link

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