Writers Retreat!
Lloyd Cole Lyrics


When you get back from the writers retreat
I won’t be waiting
When you head out to the shack in the woods
I won’t be there
I won’t be lying beside your pool
I won’t be watching the world turn blue because
I’m already gone

You can get a beat from a broken heart
You could write the book while falling apart
You can have it all save the one you want
Going for a song

Did you have nothing to do on this fine afternoon
But to write?
But you’ve got nothing today so you crank out Another screenplay
About a writer without ideas
And her lover she pushes away when he gets too near

You can get a beat from a broken heart
You could write the book while falling apart
You can have it all save the one you want
Going for a song

Who did you meet at the writers retreat?
Where did you sleep at the writers retreat?
What did you write at the writers retreat?

You can get a beat from a broken heart
You could write the book while falling apart
You can have it all but the one that you want is
Going for a song

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17865329

Okay, I have to say, the fact that this has 17 thousand views, and Kesha's Tik Tok has 30 and a half million, makes me want to shed big crocodile tears and curl up in the fetal position, as a person who appreciates music.

gogomck

Lloyd Cole saved my life. Thank you, Lloyd.

FRANCISCO CHACON

Larga vida a Lloyd, tengo todos sus discos desde los commotions y la verdad es que su musica me ha acompañado toda mi vida.

M. Vigil

When Lloyd sings tthis song he's telling my life story

Tim Allman

Heard this for the first time in ages as it was the theme tune for “State of the Game” golf podcast. What a beautiful song

mspenny719

I saw Lloyd in the 80's and he was totally buff--guess we all age in different ways--still has that voice though!

Barry Corrigan

An excellent lead off the album! Delighted to be one of the initial investors! Thanks Lloyd, faith more than repaid!

Mike Smith

This is fantastic, great lead off single for Lloyd's new album.

gonzax

at last a full-band record, it was long overdue. Great album.

Mark Mongie

Lloyd's most creative song. So much creativity in instrumentation and such delightful beat variety.

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