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Like a Motorway

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

Transcribed by Mark Dorset


He's gone, / he's gone.


She wears sad jeans / torn at the waistband.
Her pretty face / is stained with tears.
And in her right hand / she clasps a letter;
I know this means / that he has gone.


And in this town / of mis-guided tourists,
She never thought / she'd fall in love.
It was a few days / after her birthday,
The thrill hostess / gave her first kiss.


He said her skin / smelled just like petals,
Said stupid things / he knew she'd like.
She said her life / was like a motorway:
Dull, grey, and long / till he came along.


He's gone, / he's gone.


I said "How could / he ever leave you?
You two were good, / you were so right."
She said "I wish / that he just left me;
He'd be alive, / alive tonight."


He's gone, / he's gone.
He's gone, / he's gone.
He's gone, / he's gone.

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