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Never Thought I'd See The Day

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Oh here they come Those feelings that I've dreamed of now for so long You stop my heart and make my head spin around I never thought I'd see the day or hear the sound Of your voice calling my name Oh there they go Those feelings I'd held onto now for so long They take my breath and keep my feet on the ground I was always waiting for the day to come around That I'd be holding your hand It's always been you and me It's always been me and you It's always been you and me It's always been
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Well he was born in the Winter Where the sun shines so pale Whereas I was born in the Spring In case you can’t tell, in case you can’t tell But when he kisses me That’s when the maple tree meets the honey bee When he kisses me When he kisses me Well they don’t last long and they’re not hot And they’re not the wettest kisses I’ve ever got I open my eyes and where is he? He still don’t know what he does to me And when he kisses me I still react My eyes stay closed long after the fact When he kisses me When he kisses me Well I swoon and I lean cos I can’t stand erect He thinks I’m leaning just for special effect I swoon and I lean cos I’m so delighted When he kisses me I’m still excited And when he kisses me I feel ecstatic He thinks it’s me being overdramatic When he kisses me When he kisses
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Baby how did we go wrong? You treat me so bad that I can’t stay They tell me to be strong But baby where does your heart belong? You know I need you a bit more every day You’re the only one that I adore They tell me keep holding on But baby where does your heart belong? And you know I’m never gonna leave you Or mistreat you Even though I should be out the door Baby believe me No deceiving I don’t wanna end up all alone
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For a week or two, I've been dreaming about you And your lovely smile, your red cheeks and your lovehandles too Oh, fifteen minutes with you Or ten minutes with you Or five minutes with you I wouldn't know what to do I had never dreamed of me and you as lovers entwined I had never dreamed of me and you as the lucky two But fifteen minutes with you Or ten minutes with you Or five minutes with you I wouldn't know what to do If it's the last thing I ever do, I'm gonna get you If it's the last thing I ever do, I’m gonna get you But fifteen minutes with you Or ten minutes with you Or five minutes with you I wouldn't know what to do

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Yes, they’re back. Liz and her bandmates from Cardiff are back, after “Loveless Unebeliever” was released in dozens of countries all over the world, and was a huge success with both the critics and the public. A little while ago, even Molly Ringwald, the actress from movies like “The Breakfast Club” and “Pretty in Pink”, declared herself to be a fan of the group.

And, for opening our mouths, we get this marvelous single as a preview for their imminent album, “Reading Too Much Into Things Like Everything”. And this return is marked by a collection of songs even more impeccable than their acclaimed debut. The production is even more careful, the palette of emotions opens like a rainbow through a window wet with raindrops. The elegance, the melancholy and their oh-so-personal joie de vivre all shine with unusual brightness. As an example of all this, we have the two A sides that make up this first pre-release, and which will be included on the album.

“Never Thought I'd See The Day” creates that Scottish sound that is so full of energy and vitality, with echoes of the best BELLE & SEBASTIAN, with their usual lyrics about falling out of love and discontent, but topped with sweeping moments of the brightest hope. On the other hand, “Where Does Your Heart Belong?” takes up the tradition of the girl groups from the 60s in the best way possible, with one tremendous, solid, perfect song that even brings to mind THE SUPREMES but with details like that piano and that lone trumpet that evoke the elegance of Burt Bacharach. Is it one of the best songs that THE SCHOOL has written? Is it one of the most perfect songs in the style of the sixties? Only time will tell.

To make it really irresistible, there are two delicious covers that won’t be on the album. First, there is “When He Kisses Me” by Jonathan Richman (changed, logically, to the female subject) that the Welsh crew bring into their own territory, evoking the female greats of pop like Nancy Sinatra and Petula Clark. Second, there is “I Wouldn’t Know What To Do” by THE HONEYDRIPS, which, on this occasion, they slow down and turn into an intimate revisioning, barer and tighter.

This is an appetizer that is good enough to be a delicacy, cooked by David Wrench (BRITISH SEA POWER, Euros Childs, BAT FOR LASHES, Beth Orton, James Yorkston, FANFARLO, CARIBOU, EVERYTHING EVERYTHING, HERMAN DÜNE). It makes us think of a gargantuan feast, which will arrive soon, when we can get our hands on “Reading Too Much Into Things Like Everything”.

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released March 26, 2012

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