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Here’s something a bit different. Steve being a lawyer once told me his favourite word was “Ameliorate” and that it was a pity we couldn’t get it into a song. Well that was a challenge too good to leave alone!

So with that little premise here’s a fantasy song “wot I wrote” based on a girl who used to work in the Manchester office of my previous employer, (very much doubt she will ever come this way, X factor was more her style!)

Big thanks to Nick for the live bass and lead on this one. Cheers.
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Amelia


She’s a good time northern girl
She got no airs and graces
You are what you are
You know what you want
You laugh like Sweep
And your perfumes cheap

She’s a girl of simple needs
But nothing comes for free.
So I took her for a meal
I’d either sink or swim
She said let’s go smart
So we ate at the Berni Inn

She’s a friend of a friend of a friend of mine
Oh Amelia just wants a good time

She had a cock tail starter
Followed by a white wine chaser
On to steak and chips.
The wine kept flowing
The bill kept growing
But Amelia didn’t stop

She had cheesecake, ice cream
The calories were obscene
And Ameliorate the lot
With jam from a silver pot
Yeh Ameliorate the lot
With jam from a silver pot

She’s a friend of a friend of a friend of mine
Oh Amelia just wants a good time

Amelia oh Amelia, Amelia oh Amelia
You’d made a dogs dinner
From a sows ear
There’s no silk purses here
Your life goes by too fast
The good times just can’t last

She cracked jokes too blue to mention
But the road to Hull
Is paved with bad intentions
When the wine has washed away
All the inhibitions
Only lust remains
I must make my decision.

© Mark Spruce
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Uploaded: Dec 06, 2012 - 05:33:52 AM
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2012 - 05:33:52 AM Last Played: Oct 11, 2016 - 07:19:56 AM
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ajnorth said 1510 days ago (December 6th, 2012)
...So we ate at the Berni Inn!
Good fun this song! and I love the lyrics. Nice job.
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gadzooks said 1510 days ago (December 6th, 2012)
Amelia
Enjoyed the feel of this. The bass is kind of funky ...like your lead tone ... warm ... good lyrics and vocals.
Cheers
SG
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DWL said 1510 days ago (December 6th, 2012)
Reminds me of The Who
Tommy era.

"Ameliorate the lot" - brilliant!

Nicely put together. Rather haunting in fact.

Cheers

Dick
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Hickling_Stan said 1510 days ago (December 6th, 2012)
The Who
Cheers Dik, now you mention it I guess there might be a bit of Entwhisle in the bass and townsend in the lyrics....definatly not daltry in the singing though!!
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alackbass said 1510 days ago (December 6th, 2012)
Amelia
I'm with Dick hearing "The Who" vibe. Has that "Happy Jack" sense of humor. The mix is very Who like as well. Your voice even has a Daltry thing happening (again think Happy Jack). Okay, smash a guitar and take a bow! Much enjoyed!
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Philip18 said 1510 days ago (December 6th, 2012)
Amelia
I like the lyrics, like the way you have out the song together - everything works well. Nice touches from the lead guitar. Much enjoyed!
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PeterB7858 said 1506 days ago (December 10th, 2012)
Amelia
Fun lyrics, Mark. Clever. Great art work. Nice, catchy acoustic treatment with some tasty lead. Well done. Regards, Peter.
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Jarvoid said 1503 days ago (December 13th, 2012)
Ha....Britrock even
if it isn't rock ..... although it could be.....actually there are shades of early 10cc .....especially in the play on words......cool.....
Cheers


Jarvo
Hickling_Stan said 1503 days ago (December 13th, 2012)
Cheers
I think you referenced 10cc in one of our songs in the past. Must be another unconcious influence. They did write some of the cleverest "pop" songs of the 70's so I will take that as a big compliment Chris. ta!!
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ste said 1478 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
I
Hear the tommy thing too. Enjoyed this. like that piano part!
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