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Sur La Plage

In the summer when the living is easy
We're drinking Tetley's and we're bitter and breezy
In Halifax

Got a ride in a courier's Rover
Smoked a spliff and had a sandwich in Dover
I'm on my way

Sur la plage a côte de la mer, avec toi l'ete dernier

How do you sleep at night
With rain and grey on the brain?
I'll pack my bags and say farewell to you...
So long, sucker
So long, sucker

Got a freebie on a freight train from Lyon
Smoked a Gauloise with a rat and a condom
La cote d'azure

Selling melons off to couples from Frankfurt
Heaven's smiling and she's wearing a short skirt
I fell in love

Sur la plage a côte de la mer, avec toi l'ete dernier

How do you sleep at night
With rain and grey on the brain?
I'll pack my bags and say farewell to you...
So long, sucker
So long, sucker

So here I am wondering blissed out and hungover down the central reservation of Autoroute One. A thousand miles from chips and beans, with the fat pub bigots and brutalised birds. The sun's shimmering on the open road. No future, no past, just the thick summer air hanging suspended around me. So I close my eyes to the heat and the light, breathe in the sun and take a step forward...

Hey petit con! Etudiant de merde! Casse toi de cette putain de route!

Sur la plage a côte de la mer, avec toi l'ete dernier

How do you sleep at night
With rain and grey on the brain?
I'll pack my bags and say farewell to you...
So long, sucker
So long, sucker

So long, sucker


Written By:
D. Popplewell
 
Found On:
The Story So Far
Million Suns
The Magic Treehouse
Hey! Tour Bootleg: Rare Oob
 
Quotes:
Dan: Sort of based on old airhead mate I had, who once decided to hitch hike to London and ended up selling melons for three months in the South of France. It was also a nod to my French heritage, being a quarter frog, and not least a chance to have a good French swear. I did that shout (meant to be a French truck driver) from halfway down Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush, into a Dictaphone. As you'd expect in London, no one batted an eyelid.


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