Blondes

If you don’t know when or where
Any road will take you there
But won’t bring you back again.
It was a long road to the top
But a short one to the drop
I do what I can

It’s what Jack and Jackie knew
Brigitte and Marilyn too
When blondes ruled the earth

Back in nineteen forty five it was just good to be alive
Though we followed skinny shadows in the dirt
What did I do in the war?
Shaking life a leaf in fall
A player looking for a vote
Love came with a ransom note
Or worse

Another innocence was through with “good luck charm” and “love me do”
and we were never the same again

And that Jimi got to play
In ‘Nam the choppers got to rain
It was like Jack and Jackie knew
Brigitte and Marilyn too
When blondes ruled the earth

Blondes rule the earth

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Appears on:

The Given
Vocals, guitar, backing vox – Colin
Electric guitar – Calum MacColl
Bass guitar – Simon Edwards
Drums – Liam Bradley
Organ – Andy Patterson
Cello – Bertrand Galen
Backing vox – Colin, Camilla, Fergus O’Farrell

Recorded at Bryn Derwen Studios by David Wrench
Recorded at Jerusalem by Andy Patterson
Mixed by Rafe McKenna
Co-produced – Colin & Andy Patterson

Words & Music – Colin Vearncombe
Published by Hornall Brothers Music Ltd.

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