London Belongs To Me
Took a tube to Camden Town, / Walked down Park Way, and settled down / in the shade of a willow tree, / someone hovering over me. /
Close my eyes, / breathe out slowly. / Today the sunshine (sunshine) loves me only /
To the sound of the World of Twist / you leant over, and gave me a kiss. / It's too warm to even hold hands, / but that won't stop us from making plans. /
Close our eyes, / breathe out slowly. / Today London (London) loves us only. /
Do you ever wonder where we've been? / Do you ever wonder where we're going? / Just close your eyes. / Just close your eyes. / Just close your eyes (close your eyes), / and breathe out slowly (breath out slowly). / Tonight the world (the world) loves you only. /
Just close your eyes. / Just close your eyes. / Just close your eyes. / Just close your eyes.
World Of Twist were contemporaries of Saint Etienne around the start of their career; along with Intastella these three bands seemed to be setting about re-inventing seventies pop music the way it ought to have been. World Of Twist produced one highly recommended album Quality Street before disappearing.
Oh, and Park Way is a street, and Camden Town is a tube station and dock-side market, in London. But you all knew that, I'm sure!
The song title is borrowed from a 1945 book by Norman Collins. An excerpt from the book is quoted on the album sleeve:
There are still plenty of real Londoners who sleep the night in London as well as work the day there - some in love, some in debt, some committing murders, some adultery, some trying to get on in the world, some looking forward to a pension, some getting drunk, and some holding up a new baby. This is about a few of them.
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