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You may have the money
But you’ve got to go
It’s sensible
It’s sensible
And those endless seasons
That go on and on
Incredible

But I’d sooner get out
And remember where we went last year
You said everything about it moved on your career
If you want to go
I’ll take you back one day

Because this isn’t Paris
And this isn’t London
And it’s not Berlin
And it’s not Hong Kong
Not Tokyo
If you want to go
I’ll take you back one day

It feels so good in the bay (BEY?)
It feels so good in the bay




You may have the body
But do you have the song?
Let’s make this happen
Let’s make this happen
And those endless beaches
That go on and on
It’s magical

But I’d sooner get out
Remember where we went last year
You said everything about it moved on your career
If you want to go
I’ll take you back one day

Because this isn’t Paris
And this isn’t London
And it’s not Berlin
And it’s not Hong Kong
Not Tokyo
If you want to go
I’ll take you back one day

It feels so good in the bay
It feels so good in the bay



It’s funny how this song written about some town in Devon seems written about Beirut.
or maybe I’m just reading into it.
The bay? Definitely not that bey but BEY… the way we appear on airline tickets and on airport information screens.

The crazy thing is Metronomy‘s hit from their 3rd album The English Riviera also seems to be written about Beirut…

You’re up and you’ll get down
You’re never running from this town
Kinda think you said
You’ll never get anything better than this
‘Cause you’re going round in circles

And everyone knows you’re trouble
‘Cause you read it in a big book
And now you’re giving me the look look
But just remember how we shook shook
And all the things we took took
This town’s the oldest friend of mine
‘Cause you read it in a big book




Get up and we get down
We’re always running round this town
And to think they said
We’d never make anything better than this

‘Cause we’re always in small circles
And everyone thinks we’re in trouble
We didn’t read it in a big book
And now we’re giving you the look look
Just remember how we shook shook
And all the things we took took
This town’s the oldest friend of mine



OK, so maybe my theories aren’t bulletproof but here’s a song in Spanish and Arabic by an unknown band that was definitely written about Beirut. And it’s so so good: Ahlan W Sahlan!

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February 26, 2012 at 22:37

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