Post War Glamour Girl

June 30, 2012 9:52 AM

My version of the John Cooper Clarke poem. Swearword in the third line, so be warned parents, workers and those of a jumpy disposition. This is the first MeFiMu challenge I've ever completed.

When I first started writing songs, I used the booklet of poems that came with JCC's Snap, Crackle & Bop as lyrics (for some reason they were the lyrics from the previous album). So when I saw the challenge for this month, it seemed like DESTINY or something. Particularly when the song sort of fell into my hands over the next couple of days.

I love this one, although thirty years later, it's obvious how many of the lyrics are euphemisms from the red light district. It has a sort of 50s or 60s Soho sleaze vibe to it.

It appears I inadvertently changed one line. Mea culpa, mea maxima etc.

Anyway, it's proved to be a terrific opportunity to go completely over the top, and it'll be washed away by the OK Computer Cover Flood tomorrow, anyway.

posted by Grangousier

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