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​Former Lover

This song is by Saint Etienne and appears on the album Tiger Bay (1994) and on the compilation Nice Price! (2006).

Thanks to Ravi Baskaran for a correction!


Milan, / when I was a kitten,
We'd sit and sing old songs.
Milan, / when I was a kitten,
We'd sit and sing old songs.


In my head, / listening to windchimes;
Married a fool / I know.
In my head, / listening to windchimes;
Married a fool / I know.


Why on Earth / didn't I wait for you?
Now look and see who's paying.
Why on Earth / didn't I wait for you?
Now look and see who's paying.


Those days / on Radio One,
Set in the East: / who cares?
Those days / on Radio One,
Set in the East: / who cares?


Close all / of the doors, Maisie,
Make sure he knows I'm gone.
Close all / of the doors, Maisie,
Make sure he knows I'm gone.


Close down / over the ocean.
Open the doors, / fresh air.
Close down / over the ocean.
Open the doors, / fresh air.