There were both UK and US versions of this song, mainly because a lot of the items mentioned in the lyrics were in British English, something that may have kept Squeeze from duplicating their UK success in the States. For example, in the lyrics "Sunlight on the lino," Lino is short for linoleum, a type of floor covering. The line, "My wife has moved to Guernsey" (UK version) was changed to "My wife has moved to Boston" for the US release. Guernsey is one of the Channel Islands owned by Britain just off of the North coast of France.
Jon - Bridport, United Kingdom