Tore Up All Your Photos

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: APPEARANCE/ IMAGE/ LIKENESS/ OBJECT/ PICTURE/ PHOTOGRAPH

I was so tempted to go with the Ed Sheeran track today…because it is a great track . But instead, I have chosen a song that I have loved since I was about twelve years old.

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com

Favourite song alert!!!

I do realize that the song I am featuring today has been a Song Lyric Sunday choice of mine in the past, but it is hard to resist the temptation to pick a favourite song.

“What Do I Do Now?” from the cracking Britpop band Sleeper. One of the best live music events I attended was one of their performances in Manchester. The crowd especially loved this song.

I have always loved the clever lyrics…and lines like “Tore up all your photos, didn’t feel too clever, Spent the whole of Sunday sticking you together”…are one of the reasons this track has stayed with me for over twenty years.

Quickly she came, dressed up for fame
Riding her perfume downstairs
Make up like glue, she danced round the room
To the sound of her corduroy flares
"Lets go to town, taxis all round
We could stop for a couple of beers"
He looks at it all, stifles a yawn
She tries not to look like she cares

What do I do now, are we going under?
What did I do wrong, I thought we had it sorted
Out the other day maybe I'm just stupid
Can't we try again?
No one told me it was raining

Can't face a club they walk to a nearby pub
Watch a couple of bands
Draining the glass, they walk home at last
Reaching for each others' hands

Nothing is said, he goes to bed
Dreaming of her on his own
She stays up all week watching him sleep
Scared that she'll wake up alone

What do I do now, are we going under?
What did I do wrong, I thought we had it sorted
Out the other day maybe I'm just stupid
Can't we try again?
No one told me it was raining

Oh I'll miss you every day of your life
Oh you'll feel it too, you're not that strong
You know I'm on to you

Oh I'll miss you every day of your life
And maybe when you're dead
I'll get some rest from holding onto you

What do I do now then, are we going under?
What did I do wrong? I thought we had it sorted
Is there someone else, or am I too familiar?
Was it when I said I wanted to have children?
Tore up all your photos, didn't feel too clever
Spent the whole of Sunday sticking you together
Now I'd like to call you, but I feel too awkward
Some things need explaining
No one told me it was raining

Written by: Louise Wener, Andrew Maclure, Jonathan Stewart, Kainadeed Osman

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