Mildenhall

Album: Heartworms (2017)
  • At fifteen we had to leave the States again
    Dad was stationed at an RAF base they called Mildenhall
    Two black birds on a rusty wall
    The cobblestones made it hard to skate
    I thought my flattop was so new wave
    'Til it melted away in the Suffolk rain
    Well goddamn, you miss the USA?

    Then a kid in class passed me a tape
    An invitation, not the hand of fate

    I guess my shoes said I might relate
    Somehow she knew I'd like to stay up waiting with her in the cold
    For cheap beer and rock 'n roll
    Which in time put lots of things in my mind

    Alright now, a kid in class passed me a tape
    We saw some bands down at the corn exchange

    I wonder where my sister was that night
    Back at home under the tanning bed lights
    I can still see the glow
    Strange rays from her window
    Each night, as I was skating home

    I started messing with my dad's guitar
    He taught me some chords just to start me off
    Whittling away on those rainy days
    And that's how we get to where we are now (I just got to say)

    A kid in class passed me a tape
    A band called The Jesus and The Mary Chain

    I started messing with my dad's guitar
    He taught me some chords just to start me off
    Whittling away on all of those rainy days
    And that's how we get to where we are now Writer/s: James Russell Mercer
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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