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.
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