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​Oxford Street

This song is by Everything But the Girl and appears on the album Idlewild (1988) and on the album 82-92: Essence and Rare (1992).

When I was ten I thought my brother was God - he'd lie in bed and turn out the
Light with a fishing rod. I learned the names of all his football team, aid I
Still remembered them when I was nineteen.
Strange the things deal that I remember still - shouts from the playground when
I was home and ill. My sister taught me all that she learned there; when we
Grow up, we said, we'd share a flat somewhere.
When I was seventeen, London meant Oxford Street.
Where I grow up there were no factories. there was a school and shops and some
Fields and trees, and rows of houses one by one appeared. I was born in one and
Lived there for eighteen years.
Then when I was nineteen. I thought the Humber would be the gateway from my
Little world into the real world. But there is no real world - we live side by
Side, and sometimes collide...
When I was seventeen, London meant Oxford Street. It was a little world; I grew
Up in a little world.

Written by:

Tracey Thorn

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