Simply Pinkish


Anyone who ever hailed you
Would tell you the words youíre wheeling
Anyone who ever flaunted you
Would try to sell you like a box of Tide
The only ones whoíre still undaunted
Start unreeling the steps youíre taking -
The only thing you never feel is doubt:
Wait a minute, canít you see
† That I wanna join with the stars
† Rating all your charms
† I...Iíll deal you what I canít comprehend...
Too many words are token
A partyís promise
Never came with a price-tag
So many words are left as slogan
My head is hurting despite my ice-pack
After all the claims you gave me
Health and tax and schools and even pension
Youíll never know how much you irk me -
Stay a minute, canít you see
† That I wanna join with the stars
† Rating all your charms
† I...Iíll deal you what I canít comprehend...

† † † † † †

[October 2000]

From the book Make Mine a Double

Mick Hucknall of Simply Red (ďStarsĒ) has reportedly been asked to come up with a campaign song for Labour