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The Wedding Present - George Best

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George Best

Oct 1987 - UK LP (Reception Records LEEDS 1)
Oct 1987 - UK MC (Reception Records LEEDS 1C)
Oct 1987 - UK CD (Reception Records LEEDS 1CD)

1 Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft (4.07)
2 What Did Your Last Servant Die Of? (2.44)
3 Don't Be So Hard (2.42)
4 A Million Miles (3.32)
5 All This And More (2.23)
6 Getting Nowhere Fast * (1.42)
7 My Favourite Dress (4.14)
8 Shatner (2.06)
9 Something And Nothing (3.49)
10 It's What You Want That Matters (3.23)
11 Give My Love To Kevin (2.45)
12 Anyone Can Make A Mistake (3.18)
13 You Can't Moan Can You (3.18)
14 All About Eve * (2.10)
Total Time: 42.51 (* MC & CD only)

The first 3000 copies came in a "Wedding Present/George Best" carrier bag. Copies of the white 7", black 7" and 12" of 'My Favourite Dress' were also given away with early copies. 'My Favourite Dress' is a new version, 'It's What You Want That Matters' is a new version of 'What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted?'. This was the first CD ever played by John Peel.

Sleeve

Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft Oh why do you catch my eye, then turn away?
I thought we said all the things we had to say
Shaun said he saw you holding hands with your new friend
How does it feel to know you've just won again?

Don't give me that! Because you were seen!
Everyone thinks he looks daft but you can have your dream

Can I keep that book of yours and maybe this one too?
Oh sure, I'll bring them round tomorrow if that will do
Was it really full? They must have queued there since half past three
Oh I didn't go, was it a good film? Well that's just me!

Don't give me that! Because you were seen!
Everyone thinks he looks daft but you can have your dream

Guess who I saw by your old house just the other day
That kid we used to think was mad, but now he looks okay
I think someone's here, look out the window, I can't make out who
Oh I'd love to stay but I've really got so many things to do

Don't give me that! Because you were seen!
Everyone thinks he looks daft but you can have your dream

What Did Your Last Servant Die Of? Is that a letter you're hiding from me?
Well I think I'm being used again, let me open it and see
That's not what I wanted to hear
There's a time and place for everything and that time is coming near

Do you have to spend so much time on your hair?
Well couldn't you start it earlier? Of course you've got things to wear!
No, I didn't pick up your coat on the way
Well some of us have to work you know, have you been sitting there all day?

All that I've done for you
After all that I have done for you

Don't Be So Hard He became a man a twenty-three
And now he's got to take up all the seat
I never knew he was so bold
I really think she should be told
But that's what best friends are for
And does she have a best friend, anymore?
At home, she tells him little lies
Like she's not in the mood tonight

And when they're out with all his friends
He just forgets that she's even there

He's got his name on peoples lips
He crushes fingers in his grip
And of course he shows that he doesn't care
If he chances to overhear
"Have you seen her without makeup?"
And "I don't think he's had much luck!"
At home, she tells him little lies
Like onions always make her cry

And when they're out with all his friends
He just forgets that she's even there

A Million Miles I must have walked past this doorway thirty times
Just trying to catch your eye
You made it all worthwhile when you returned my smile
It all became worthwhile
Don't you feel a little cold stood by the door?
You know I'd really like to talk some more
Oh don't be worried about your friend--
I think she left some time around ten
What was her name, again?

You're not like anyone I've ever met

Do you see much of Charlie over here?
Oh I've known him off and on, for years
He's never mentioned you before
Oh that didn't come out right at all
And now I feel this small
That seems to be it
Don't get me wrong, but how are you going to get back home?
I'd be willing to walk that way
There's something I've just got to say
I'd walk a million miles today

You're not like anyone I've ever met

I kept bursting out with laughter all the way home
I had to tell somebody, and you just happened to phone
I can't think of anything else, no matter how I try
But, you know, I can't even remember the color of her eyes

You're not like anyone I've ever met
Well, at least not yet

All This And More I wonder what our kid has bought her
I think I'll try and unwrap a corner
He didn't spend that much in the end
He doesn't think that highly of his friends

I've wanted one of those for years
That was until I got it here
On second thoughts, I don't think I like it
But if it's for sale someone will buy it

I can't think of just what I wanted it for

I've already borrowed too much money
I told Michel and she thinks its funny
I won't have anything but the best
Can I put this down and owe the rest?

I can't think of just what I wanted it for
All this and more

Getting Nowhere Fast (Girls At Our Best)You're not looking forward and you are not looking back
You've lost your warranty, you'll never get your money back
My baby's buying me another life, getting nowhere fast

I am finished when I don't do what they want me to
I know them more than you, that's what the general public think
My baby's buying me another life, getting nowhere fast

It makes you feel good, you've answered all the questions right
You've won a holiday, that'll help you sleep tonight
My baby's buying me another life, getting nowhere fast

We are not looking forward and we are not looking back
We've lost our warranty, we'll never get our money back
My baby's buying me another life, getting nowhere fast
My baby's buying me another life

My Favourite DressSometimes these words just don't have to be said
I know how you both feel, the heart can rule the head
Jealousy is an essential part of love
The hurting here below and the emptiness above

There's always something left behind.
Never mind

The tender caresses that bring out the man
I can't still be drunk at five
Oh, I guess I surely can
Slowly your beauty is eaten away
By the scent of someone else in the blanket where we lay

There's always something left behind
Maybe next time

Uneaten meals
A lonely star
A welcome ride in a neighbor's car
A long walk home
The pouring rain
I fell asleep when you never came
Some rare delight in Manchester town
It took six hours before you let me down
To see it all in a drunken kiss
A stranger's hand on my favourite dress

That was my favourite dress, you know
That was my favourite dress

ShatnerWear something bright and turn away
Imagine girls behaving in that way
Why don't you pack your bags and leave?
Look here's another bruise I didn't see

You can't say, "It doesn't really matter"
This isn't T.V., he isn't William Shatner
Oh I've told you before

These days you look so pale and thin
Wave down the bus and let's be rid of him
You've spend this night beside your T.V. set
Remember when you used to laugh at it
You laughed a bit

You can't say, "It doesn't really matter"
This isn't T.V., he isn't William Shatner
Oh I've told you before

You can't say, "It doesn't really matter"
This isn't T.V., he isn't William Shatner

Something And Nothing You're not such a nice girl after all
It's as much as you can do just to say hello
Have you got to stick your head inside that book
Oh, you've noticed that I'm here, now please spare the dirty look!

It's such a beautiful evening, oh would you like to go out?
Oh pardon me for breathing

I know you walk a different way each night
To avoid the men on the building site
But I waited half an hour for you to come
Oh well you've missed your dad and the tea's now overdone

Well it's only part of loving
Oh please don't accuse me of making something out of nothing

There's really nothing to be ashamed about
He's a good looking kid, I think I've worked that bit out
And he seems to have the same desires as you
But if he's that much fun, how come I'm not laughing too?

It's such a beautiful evening, oh would you like to go out?
Oh pardon me for breathing
I can't help the way that I am, it's only part of loving
Please don't you tell me that I'm making something out of nothing

Silly, but true, you know I can't help but feeling used
When the two of you get on so well together
A quiet drink? Well what am I supposed to think?
When the two of you dance so well together

It's What You Want That MattersAnd this is for you
You must know it's for you
What else can I think about?

I knocked on your door
Until my fingers were sore
Although I'd guessed you were out

And what do I need?
Is it hunger or greed
That has brought me here?

And what will I find?
Aren't we two of a kind?
Oh I take back everything
I didn't mean a thing

And when you pull the strings I don't think you feel a thing

Don't forget what I say
We can be back in one day
We can borrow your mother's car

Don't sing me that song
I've been here for too long
Oh you couldn't have looked that far
Did you look very far?

I seem to recall
You said nothing at all
The day that this letter came

It must have been sent
By the friend of a friend
Oh now I forget his name
I'm really not to blame!

And when you pull the strings I don't think you feel a thing
Oh do you feel a thing?
And when you pull the strings I don't think you feel a thing

 

Give My Love To KevinWhy should I want to know his name?
What difference does it make?
You know I tried dead hard to keep away, I just had to call again
Where did you go last night?
Oh, what's that new place like?
Okay, I won't ask anymore questions and then you cannot tell me lies

Well they always need good men
They're crying out for them
It's not the sort of job I'd do myself, but then I'm not him
Oh, he buys you pretty things
And what does your mother think?
I just can't bear to imagine you sharing a bed with him

Tell me why should I be upset?
Some kid I've never met
We better sort this out before I go and say something I'll regret
No, I'm sure it suits him
I'm not trying to be anything
Before I leave I want you to give my love to Kevin

Anyone Can Make A MistakeWhen I set foot upon the bus you laughed
And said, "That's the end for us"
Oh, could a joke ever go more wrong?
If only you'd have come along
Oh but you must stop calling Jane
She is completely without blame
Do you have to ring her up so soon?
That's rubbing salt into these wounds

A little bit of what you fancy
Doesn't do you any good at all
Oh I know that now

I can't add to what I've said
I just completely lost my head
Do you want me here when you start to pack
And are you leaving just like that?
Have you taken all you want?
Is that it? Have you really gone?
What can I say to change you mind?
There'll never be another time

A little bit of what you fancy
Doesn't do you any good at all
It's so clear to me now

You Can't Moan, Can You?I was just trying to hide a yawn
I think I've noticed that its dawn
But I'll stay longer if you want

She just caught you off your guard
And I know it can be hard
But that's really not the point

Well, just try to get away
Go and see your parents for a day
That's what I'd do myself

She is not the only one
And its easier said than done
But try and think of something else

You have got everything that you need

All About Eve"Tom"
I've read this page a thousand times
It's the only way that I could find to carry on
"Say. Isn't it a good life over here?
And can you catch another can of beer?
So sharp, so clear
You bet! And a good kaffir I've never met
But you know this heat will make them sweat!"
Tin wall, hot flesh
Oh man, I'm too full of hate to shake your hand
And don't you ever call me your friend
He'll take this land

Did you try to imagine the hate
That a young boy could feel?
Did you try to imagine the hate
That a young boy could feel?

Big game; four begging children by the train
The Afrikaner does the same
Then gets back on again
And who's she?
"They call he Black Revolution Eve"
On the master's land she sowed some seeds
Today she leaves

Did you try to imagine the hate
That a young boy could feel?
Did you try to imagine the hate
That a young boy could feel?
Did you try to imagine the hate
That a young boy could feel?
Did you try to imagine the hate
That a young boy could feel?

©2005 Chester Severien (Chester@Severien.nl)