Saturday, 4 May 2013

Manchester, Manchester England!!

Manchester's Hacienda nightclub announces 30th anniversary celebration plans
Now I'm certainly not a Manc.
I'm actually from over the border in "God's County" - Yorkshire.
However, I had some of my best clubbing experiences and nights in Manchester.
This track is pure Balearic bliss.
The lyrics totally epitomise the scene back in 1990 and 1991.
With the Stone Roses, Happy Mondays and of course the Hacienda.
Those times will never be repeated, but the memories will never be forgotten.
"Manchester I'll always love you!!"

Here's the lyrics in full
Buildings of grey on a liquid sky turns the day into night
The bars are filling with fighting Irish - smug young married couples dressing down for the weekend,
Pert shop-girls and typists tip-tapping into blaring dancehalls
Hard-faced villains dressing up for the drinking clubs,
While Suburbia sits watching television.
Bouncers in tuxedos with butterflies round their necks
"Love" tattooed on the right hand and "hate" on the left
Stone Roses just like angels - heaven is this noise,
Fancied by the shop-girls - admired by the sweatshop boys.
So we're sitting in the snug bar - waiting for Jase the Ace
Hooky's by the Juke Box doing his splendid to entertain
Look at Tony Wilson Live on Channel 4
Vote for Rodney Marsh cos Best's on sale again.
I hear a song by Stephen Patrick a crocodile tear paints the dead
Everybody starts shouting "HANG THE DJ" so he puts on STATE 808 instead
I see a face at the Hacienda I see a heart that's torn in two
I see a head that flies the Happy Mondays
And a lonely girl called you, 
 a lonely girl called you, 
Manchester, England...
Manchester I'll always love you...


The Times - Manchester

1 comment:

acidted said...

great record