Black and White Town

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"Black and White Town" is the lead single on Doves' third album, Some Cities. The single was released as a promo CD on 13 December 2004, and as a full single on 7 February 2005. The song scored the band their second Top 10 hit, charting at #6 on the UK Singles Chart. The atmospheric single is noted for its heavy piano and guitars played in unison, with Andy Williams' percussion maintaining a driving beat. The music video for "Black and White Town", directed by Lynne Ramsay, was filmed on the Summerston council estate in Glasgow. There also exists a "director's cut" of the video, featuring different footage, which can be found on the DVD in the limited edition box set version of the Some Cities album. The song was used prominently by the BBC during their coverage of the 2005 Six Nations rugby tournament. Not only was it used in the 2005 Six Nations championships, but it is still used in the BBC's coverage of all international rugby. It is also used for Sky's coverage of the UEFA Champions League, as well as being used in the video game FIFA 06 and BBC's Top Gear. 


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Here comes the action 
Here it comes at last 
Lord give me a reaction 
Lord give me a chance 

You should follow me down 

Satellite towns 
Colour in your sound 
I've been ten feet underground 
Gotta get out of this satellite town 

Here comes some action 
The sound of nightlife 
Gotta get out to get conversation 
Gotta get out to get pissed tonight 

whether you live alone 
or your trying to find your way in this world 
You better make sure you don't crack your head on the pavement man 
You getta get up and shout 
It's been programmed 
It's a dangerous place man 
It's a dangerous place 

You should follow your way down 

Satellite towns 
There's no colour in your sound 
I've been ten feet underground 
Oh black and white town 

You should follow me down 

There's no colour in your sound 
In black and white town 

You took me underground 
In black and white town 


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Doves is an English indie rock band, originating from Cheshire. The band is composed of twin brothers Jez Williams (guitar, vocals) and Andy Williams (drums, vocals), and Jimi Goodwin (bass, vocals, guitar). The members started working seriously together after meeting at The Haçienda in Manchester. Doves' unofficial fourth member is Martin Rebelski, who plays keyboards. To date, the band has released four critically acclaimed and commercially successful studio albums, and their first career-spanning compilation album The Places Between: The Best of Doves was released in April 2010. more »

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