Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Penultimate instalment of the week-long Tony Ogden homage, a small one today....

Not content with making one of the greatest singles of the '90s ("Sons of the Stage") World of Twist managed to make a cameo appearance in another of that decade's greatest singles (well, okay, it should have been a single, in my dream memories of the early 90s it was #1 for eight weeks). I'm talking of course of Saint Etienne's "London Belongs To Me", off Foxbase Alpha. The lyric:

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 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 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, and breathe out slowly

Tonight the world loves you only.
Just close your eyes.
Just close your eyes.
Just close your eyes.
Just close your eyes.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

"I found a reason not to die
The spark inside"
-- "Underground Medecin", The Fall

Word of Twist as the Fall if they'd embraced the lie-dream of Wigan Casino soul?

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