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The Wedding Present - Mini

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Mini

Jan 1996 - UK LP (Cooking Vinyl COOK 094)
Jan 1996 - UK CD (Cooking Vinyl COOK 094 CD)
Jan 1996 - NL CD (Cooking Vinyl COOK 094X)

1 Drive (2.29)
2 Love Machine (3.52)
3 Go, Man, Go (2.23)
4 Mercury (4.19)
5 Convertible (2.14)
6 Sports Car (4.02)
7 Sucker * (1.43)
8 Waiting On The Guns * (3.20)
9 Jet Girl * (2.24)
Total Time: 26.50 (* COOK 094X only)

The first 5,000 copies contained a prize draw entry form, with which purchasers could enter a competition to win the 1968 Austin Mini Countryman Mk II (Registration Number BWA 504G) which was photographed for the sleeve artwork.
The draw was made live on Radio One by John Peel at Sound City 1996 in Leeds, and the winner was Simon Roberts of Shropshire.

Sleeve

Drive You drive, no, no, I want you to
Because I've only one thing on my mind
And I don't dare
Don't these bends hold any fear for you?
Well my friends are suddenly all left behind
But I don't care

If you're driving, I'll go
And I don't care where
In fact I'd rather not know
Just tell me when we get there

You're fast, I have no doubt of it
It's a blast and I would go anywhere with you
Just say
Don't stop, don't even consider it
You're on top and girl that is just where I want you
To stay

If you're driving, I'll go
And I don't care where
In fact I'd rather not know
Just tell me when we get there

If you're driving, I'll go
And I don't care where
In fact I'd rather not know
Just tell me when we get there

If you're driving, I'll go
And I don't care where
In fact I'd rather not know
Just tell me when we get there

If you're driving, I'll go
And I don't care where
In fact I'd rather not know
Let's just go

Love Machine You are obscene
But I'm not your love machine
Turn it off, turn it on
Now you're here, now you're gone

You haven't changed
Oh I bet this was all arranged
And much as I'd like to watch the show
Something inside tells me to go

Love machine
I'm not your love machine
I'm not your love machine
I'm not your love machine

You walked out the door
You knew what you were looking for
But that's just you, always the same
Somehow I knew I'd get the blame

Because I was your tool
Well didn't you need a lovesick fool?
Then I turn round and you were gone
I bet you've found another one

Oh, so?
You made your mind up weeks ago
And now there's someone else that you don't know

You don't give up
But we won't be making up
Once I would've had you back
You really should've thought of that

Because it's not just the same
Well now it's a different game
You're home again, you've had a row
But that was then and this is now

Oh, so?
You made your mind up weeks ago
And now there's someone else that you don't know

Oh, so?
It wasn't me who said they had to go
And now there's someone else that you don't know

Go, Man, Go By the time you read this
I will be a world away
I decided I can't stay
I'm leaving, there, well now you know
I warned you I might go
But what I didn't mention then
Is that I'm never coming back again

Because it's go, man, go
Go, man, go
Go, man, go

Don't cry, I'm sorry it's "Goodbye"
But my life's ground to a halt
And, no, it's not your fault
I'm leaving, what else should I do?
And I'm still in love with you
But please don't ask me when
Because I'm never coming back again

And it's go, man, go
Go, man, go
Go, man, go

I'm never ever coming back again
And it's go, man, go
Go, man, go
Go, man, go
Go, man, go

Mercury The air is so cold tonight
Here, let me put my arm around you
I've never seen you looking quite
So winsome

It feels like I'm sixteen again
Secret touches when no-body sees
And I don't even like champagne
But I'll drink some

Your skin is so cold to touch
Well, you know, you'd be a whole lot warmer in my bed
Oh, have I just said too much?
Well, don't listen!

Explanations are not required
Just two bottles of St. Emilion
And your eyes do look very tired
But they still glisten

You're laughing at things I say
Then, suddenly, you're staring into space
I'd really like you to stay
Now I'm feeling bolder

But you're telling me little tales
And I think there are lots of things that I should know
Just keep running your fingernails
Across my shoulder

The phone's ringing at 3 a.m.
Well, if you know who it is, why don't you go?
It's because you don't want to speak to them
While I am near you

And I know where you want to be
You're in my hands but I just bet you'll slip away
You'll trickle like mercury
And I won't hear you

Tonight I'll do just what you say
Tomorrow is another day
You don't have to tell me anything
I won't make you tell me anything

Convertible His

You know that I could make you very happy and I warn you now that he won't call
Sure, he said he'd try but he talks so much crap he never means what he says at all
Oh, yes her, I'm still with her
But, I guess, I'm always convertible
Just flick the switch and I'm yours

I don't want a friend because I've got friends already I just want to go back home with you
I won't pretend because I'm more than ready, oh please say you feel it too
Oh, yes her, I'm still with her
But, I guess, I'm always convertible
Just flick the switch and I'm yours

Yours
Just flick the switch and I'm yours
Yours
Just flick the switch and I'm yours

Hers

But you're still with her
But you're still with her

But you're still with her
But you're still with her

Oh, yes I hear what you're saying
But I'm afraid you're not staying
Because I'm not as naive as you believe

Oh, yes I hear what you're saying
But I'm afraid you're not staying
Because I'm not as naive as you believe

Oh, yes I hear what you're saying
But I'm afraid you're not staying
Because I'm not as naive as you believe

Sports Car It's okay, I know you've got to go
Because he's walked in the room
Oh, I heard the sports car shrieking
And you, don't want him to know
Who's on the 'phone with you
No, I can tell by the way you're speaking

When you say "I think it's got to end"
Is it just another whim?
Oh, don't forget how well I know you
But I am not going to pretend
That I get along with him
Because, well, I don't have to

And I am not going to call
There's no reason at all
And I am not going to call
There's no reason at all

And if you get in his car
Go somewhere very far
If you get in his car
Go somewhere very far

Sucker I knew something wasn't quite right
The way you were drinking
I guess you just spent the whole night
Sitting there, thinking

Sucker
Sucker
Sucker
Sucker

I walked right into your mantrap
I couldn't have missed it
I fell for all of that love crap
How could I resist it?

Sucker
Sucker
Sucker
Sucker

Waiting On The Guns (Butterglory) Load up the teamsters
And all the others
We'll leave the rest behind
Come every friday
In single county
Take number one through town

Burnt grass for that lane
Here comes the starter
We've gotta beg still, too
Measure the big jump
Tripping the hurdles 75 yard dash

Waiting on the guns
Waiting on the guns
Waiting on the guns

Take out the slow ones
Put in the new ones
We know the best girls win
Hold tight the anchor
And three fast others
Stagger the first to go

Tin frame with tooth pick
Grasp on to duct tape
The ribbons there to take
Round out the corner
Crash through the losers
We'll take the trophy home

Waiting on the guns
Waiting on the guns
Waiting on the guns

Jet Girl I could call you now
But I know you won't answer
Because someone told me how it always ends

I guess that you could say
I took a big chance and
Now you've flown away, are we still friends?

You took off like a jet girl
Somehow I knew that it would happen all along
Oh but I can bet girl
Wherever you are, you wont be landing there for long
Unless I'm wrong

I know I've been blind
You only hung around to
See what you could find to turn you on

I could have ignored
The aura that surrounds you
But I'd have been so bored and you'd still be gone

You took off like a jet girl
Somehow I knew that it would happen all along
Oh but I can bet girl
Wherever you are, you wont be landing there for long
Unless I'm wrong

You took off like a jet girl
Somehow I knew that it would happen all along
Oh but I can bet girl
Wherever you are, you wont be landing there for long
Unless I'm wrong

 

©2005 Chester Severien (Chester@Severien.nl)