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The Beautiful South was an English pop group formed at the end of the 1980s by two former members of Hull group The Housemartins, Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway. Other members were Sean Welch (bass), Dave Stead (drums) and Dave Rotheray (guitar) and a succession of female vocalists - Briana Corrigan, Jacqui Abbott and Alison Wheeler. more »


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1996
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Like the contents of your handbag 
You don't know why it's there 
People ask you where you're heading 
You just answer "anywhere" 

We don't mean to be this vague 
It just happens that we are 
No-one asked us to elaborate 
We just shrug our shoulders and be 

And like the stories that just happened 
No-one thought of, no-one planned 
We could have ruled, we could have conquered 
Then we could have been a man 

We could be ex-husband 
We could be ex-wife 
But no-one looks at the menu in a greasy spoon life 

Alone, alone 
Half an hour is seven hours 
One day is several months 
Alone, alone 
A month is a calendar 
A year can be a decade spent 
Alone 

He knows "hello" in eighteen languages 
"I love you" in only one 
By the time he's got his phrase-book 
The chance is usually gone 

And we feel ourselves quite prepared 
But quite prepared for what 
We always took the lead 
Before we actually knew the plot 

And you can tell where we've been shopping 
By the bags beneath our eyes 
Make-up shoulders burden 
But the smile never lies 

We could be ex-husband 
We could be ex-wife 
But no-one looks at the menu in a greasy spoon life 

Alone, alone 
Half an hour is seven hours 
One day is several months 
Alone, alone 
A month is a calendar 
A year can be a decade spent 
Alone 

So empty at the airport 
You don't set off the doors 
We used to feel like chorus girls 
And now we feel like whores 

Hearts built like reservoirs 
Words built like dams 
Thoughts built like juggernauts 
Our actions built like prams 

And when the wind blows into our face 
We should be warmer and not colder 
Well, what price the charges 
On this cargo that we shoulder 

We could be ex-husband 
We could be ex-wife 
But no-one looks at the menu in a greasy spoon life 

Alone, alone 
Half an hour is seven hours 
One day is several months 
Alone, alone 
A month is a calendar 
A year can be a decade spent 
Alone 

And we only smoke when bored 
So we do two packs a day 
And we've lost the difference 
Between bored and lonely anyway

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Written by: DAVE ROTHERAY, PAUL HEATON

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