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Bill Ryder-Jones – Two to Birkenhead (2015)

The best song from the best album of 2015. The guitarist from The Coral channels the Velvet Underground, Pixies and, on this track, Pavement at the peak of their powers.

An intimate account of a trip to Birkenhead (very near my birthplace!) which after 2:20 mins morphs into the perfect existential debate about what to do when things are going off the rails and concludes that “desperate times, call for desperate pleasures” …. :

And turning on your side,

You said, “Don’t be too long”,

I said I’ll be right back,

Though I kept my fingers crossed.

And sitting on your hands,

Well it kind of broke my heart,

It wasn’t in the plan,

When we went to Conway Park.

And as I’m slipping out You whispered, “Desperate times”

You say that desperate times Call for desperate pleasures

They say that desperate times Call for desperate pleasures

They say that desperate times Call for desperate pleasures

The official video and then a definitive live reading!


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