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Innocence
Kirsty MacColl Lyrics


It wouldn't take a long time to explain what lies between us
And it wouldn't take a genius to work out what the scene is
It might just take a pilot to give you a natural high
But you're sending off those bottle tops for your free piece of mind

And are you just waving or drowning?
It's so hard to tell when you're so far away

Oh, innocence has passed you by a long, long time ago
I was the fly upon your wall and I saw what you know
Your pornographic priestess left you for another guy
You frighten little children and you always wonder why
Always wonder why

The mercury is rising and it's not all that surprising
In the land of milk and honey where you make big money
And it always keeps the rain off and it always keeps you dry
But back home the people hate you and you never did know why

But I think I'm going to tell you
Just give me fifty thousand lire for my thoughts

Oh, innocence has passed you by a long, long time ago
I was the fly upon your wall and I saw what you know
The supermarket checkout girl once smacked you in the eye
When you eat no one else does but you always wonder why
Always wonder why

It would take a gunshot just to clear your head awhile
And after all this time how can you stand there
Look at me and smile?

Now are you just waving or drowning?
It's so hard to tell when you're so far away

Oh, innocence has passed you by a long, long time ago
I was the fly upon your wall and I saw what you know
Degeneration suits you, now I'm going home to cry
You won't be seeing me again but you'll always wonder why
Always wonder why

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management
Written by: KIRSTY ANNA MAC COLL, PETER WILFRED GLENISTER

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James Cutler

Such a brilliant song writer. Her songs overflow with so many clever words and lines. Very sadly missed

Wayne S

Kristy was so eclectic! She sang pop songs like this one. She sang country songs. She sang salsa! She sang slow ballads, she sang upbeat rock. I mourn her loss, but even more, I regret that so few people even know she existed. Such a talented woman!

franko6677

Wayne S she could write any type of song and write it well!

Arcturas the Moo Cow

Falling in love with Kirstie, so sad she is not with us anymore.

Kendall Moore

O, yes! I discovered her when heard her astoundingly gorgeous voice backing Billy Bragg on his, :Greetings To The New Brunette." A friend had given me the Bragg CD & it was Kirsty's voice that drew me in; Bragg being a bit of a tough listen initially. I ended up falling quick & hard for him as well, after a couple listens but Kirty led the way! xox

Trevor Mahoney

Miss Kirsty with all my heart

Patrick Stocks

Ed Tudor Pole has joined as well

smileatanna

My musical heroine. I loved you then and I love you still. See you at Soho Sq for your birthday xx

SCHIBETS X

i miss you kirsty xxxxxx

indevelopment

i remember one night on rage they played a pogues song followed by miss otis into this followed by swords of a thousand men. was brilliant.

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