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Aunt Peggy Goes Motoring

by The Intercepteurs

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1.
There's a woman I know who only dances by herself And the tune to which she moves belongs to someone else Everyday is an opportunity to break away Everyday another distraction Another chance to hide away Chorus: Long days they pass away while you're waiting for your tide to change Reunited with friends online but nobody remembers your name I can hear her favourite song on the daytime radio She sees reflections of her own life in the Queen of northern soul It's a matter of pride to hide her insecurities This life's just a matter of choice But you can't buy one and get one free Long days they pass away while you're waiting for your tide to change Reunited with friends online but nobody remembers your name The strangest sound that you're ever going to hear Is the sound of a life that's passing by And the biggest burden you'll ever have to bear Is never having even tried
2.
I've been steppin' around for days Come to find that caution pays Spend your money drinking in the town tonight Out of work, feeling low I ain't got no place to go You get a little sick of steppin' around In the bar, the beer is lethal But you meet all kinds of people Excuse me miss, I just wonder Can I have your private number I've been steppin' around for days I've come to find that caution pays You get a little sick of steppin' around
3.
Skandalized 03:06
I've been told by people in authority, as we've been told so many times before There's a need for truth and democracy, but history spells out a government's fall You gave us everything, just because we wanted it And we took everything just because we can I believe in people's generosity, but how much more can your people stand You gave us everything just because we wanted it And we took everything just because we can Time drifts by, no different than the times before As we sail with no sight of land Intoxicated and hypnotised, fascinated by the scandalised Legislated and mesmerised, intimidated and dissatisfied Oh promises of riches from another world As sirens call from a different shore
4.
Endless St 03:39
There's a town in the distance, slumbers in the haze With pretty fields and pretty houses punctuate the grey Of endless English winters spent propping up the bar Nice if you can get it, if your money goes that far Chorus: And everything's fine on Endless St, smile and wave at the people you meet And happy people smiling back at you Lights go up as the shops shut down, an endless street in an endless town, A cold wind blows ambition out of you. Here's your milk, here's your honey, here's your English rose And here's the man with half his lifeblood running down the road Here's your sun, here's your headline, here's your daily mail Where your accident and emergency resents the house of ale Chorus A piano from a distant room plays a never-ending tune To remind us of the things we never say The beauty of the fading light will leave its mark upon the night And sweep away remains of the day Chorus And everything is fine And everything is fine
5.
Well there's people on the pavement who can't relate to me And I simply can't identify with the raging human sea Like a river in a city it keeps running through my head Why won't people talk to me, was it something that I said What's my name (what's my name) What's my name (what's my name) What's my name (what's my name) What's my name (what's my name) Don't call me Alan Well I'd cut you up in pieces, feed you to the birds Spread you all around Hyde Park, reciting a loving verse What a revelation when they take me to task Put me in an institution where no-one ever asks What's my name (what's my name) What's my name (what's my name) What's my name (what's my name) What's my name (what's my name) Don't call me Alan Well loving is a thing that I never understood I always thought I would though I never thought I could And living is a thing that I never understood I look for the trees but all I see is wood Well I'd cut you up in pieces, feed you to the birds Spread you all around Hyde Park, reciting a loving verse What a revelation when they take me to task Put me in an institution where no-one ever asks What's my name (what's my name) What's my name (what's my name) What's my name (what's my name) What's my name (what's my name) Don't call me Alan
6.
I can see the swaying trees where we once stood Still dominating the neighbourhood No electric train can carry me that far No paperback, no photograph Chorus: 'Cause I found a place to hide Where the past forms a thin disguise Where you and I can take delight Moments captured and revealed in time Lose momentum as they fade Unspoken remnants of a life defined By grey days and summer rain The darker days, the smell of earth after the rain The righteousness of a comment made The chance to hide away from distant passersby Overturned a lifetime of regret Chorus
7.
I've been told about your lies, excuses and alibis Tell you now what I'm gonna do, I'll walk all over you Ooh hold me baby, let me share this kiss I'm gonna keep you where you belong Baby I don't want to end up a Chorus: Number on your list, just another Number on your list, I'll end up a Number on your list, don't leave me Number on your list In my heart my feelings are strong I keep thinking you're playing along My friends in town call me a fool For being so much in love with you Ooh and I just tell them 'bout all the things they've missed They're gonna believe me when I tell them baby Baby I don't want to end up a Chorus: Number on your list, I'm just another Number on your list, I'll end up a Number on your list, don't leave me Number on your list I've been told about your lies, excuses and alibis Tell you now what I'm gonna do, I'll walk all over you Ooh hold me baby, let me share this kiss I'm gonna keep you where you belong Baby I don't want to end up Chorus: Number on your list, I'm just another Number on your list, I'll end up a Number on your list, don't leave me Number on your list, I'm just another Number on your list, I'll end up a Number on your list, don't leave me Number on your list
8.
Well I never thought that they'd do those things to me And I always believed in freedom and the state of democracy Well I never believed in reds under the bed And I always earned an honest wage and kept my family fed Well my own curiosity is getting to me I explain it to my friends and my family Certain things in life are left to chance But can Robert Millar win the Tour de France Well I never loved nobody but my wife And I was brought up on the Good Book, Jesus, Billy Graham and a will to survive Well my friends they gather round me and they say They say you have to learn to break your back until your dying day Well my own curiosity is getting to me I explain to my friends and my family Certain things in life are left to chance But can Robert Millar win the Tour de France Well I never thought that you'd do those things to me And I always believed in freedom and the state of democracy Well I never believed in reds under the bed And I always earned an honest wage and kept my family fed Well my own curiosity is getting to me I explain to my friends and my family Certain things in life are left to chance But can Robert Millar win the Tour de France
9.
Jacky & Sue 03:14
Jacky and Sue were good friends, they went to the beach at weekends Impersonating people they'd only seen on the TV Time for them was frozen, dancing to France from Folkstone Living a life devoid of sobriety Chasing the dream it seems so easy to do Choosing the hour which is happy for you Jacky and Sue were good friends, they went down to the beach at weekends They were living a life devoid of sobriety You can chase your dreams its easy to do when you're choosing the hour which is happy for you (Dressing to go, listening to the radio, woodlanded ways, drowning in the summer haze) Jacky and Sue were good friends, they went to the beach at weekends Impersonating people they'd only seen on the TV Time for them was frozen, dancing to France from Folkstone Living a life devoid of sobriety Chasing the dream it seems so easy to do Choosing the hour which is happy for you Jacky and Sue were good friends, they went down to the beach at weekends They were living a life devoid of sobriety You can chase your dreams its easy to do when you're choosing the hour which is happy for you (Dressing to go, listening to the radio, woodlanded ways, drowning in the summer haze)
10.
Colleen 06:15
When you were born, a shadow fell upon your life A darker shade of light befell you And through our eyes we watched you dance and play And we held out our empty arms to hold you Colleen, such a strange love Colleen, were you ever there Colleen, such a strange love And although your eyes are open wide, you know we'll never see Colleen We watched you flounder in the ocean of your thoughts we watched you drown in your confusion Your very being's part of life that we embraced, Your very thoughts came from above Colleen, such a strange love Colleen, were you ever there Colleen, such a strange love And although your eyes are open wide, you know we'll never see Colleen When you were born, a shadow fell upon your life A darker shade of light befell you And through our eyes we watched you dance and play And we held out our empty arms to hold you Colleen, such a strange love Colleen, were you ever there Colleen, such a strange love And although your eyes are open wide, you know we'll never see
11.
Christine Goreham lived in Shoreham by the sea She left all her money to the man in the Cat's Protection League Fifty years of playing out this masquerade Caught up in a world of cigarettes and lemonade Ageing faces speak of places yet to see New York, Singapore, HongKong, Ramsgate, Leigh-on-Sea Travelling the world from the luxury of her divan Dreaming of a time of company and a camper van Country roads and catalogue clothes and a B&B Away from the days and the drudgery of her routine Ageing faces speak of places yet to see New York, Singapore, HongKong, Ramsgate, Leigh-on-Sea But Christine Goreham plays her life out in my fantasy But Christine Goreham never remembered me Evenings arms reach out towards these autumn days Passing trains draw lines beneath her vacancy Cheesecake Sunday, pray for time and warmer days Voluntary assistants always needed type dot co dot uk Ageing faces speak of places yet to see New York, Singapore, HongKong, Ramsgate, Leigh-on-Sea But Christine Goreham lives her life out in my fantasy But Christine Goreham never remembered me

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This was the Intercepteurs first ever release, back in 2012, written principally by John Martin, and recorded by him in his garden shed. Things have moved on a little since then, but the ethos of DIY is at the heart of everything we do.

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released November 30, 2020

Written by John Martin (with help on a couple of tracks)
Arranged by The Intercepteurs
Recorded and mixed in the Pink Shed
Mastered by Stardelta Audio mastering, Devon UK

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