Elegance Lyrics

Prefab Sprout

publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Paddy Mcaloon
album: Track 9 in album Swoon
release date: 1984-3
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genres: Electronic Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock/Synth-pop
length: 3:47
producer: Prefab Sprout and David Brewis
drums: Graham Lant
lead vocals: Paddy McAloon
engineer: Jon Anderson Turner
background vocals: Wendy Smith
keyboard & guitars: Paddy McAloon
bass guitar: Martin McAloon
composer: Paddy McAloon
lyricist: Paddy McAloon

Cover Art

Prefab Sprout Swoon cover art
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There are those who own,
The world around your own.
And say you want to swan, one to one
Hey kid they own the pond.
There are those who rest,
And those who make the beds,
And should you seek redress
Can't you guess?
Hey child they own this mess.
So if these star-dust memories, fail to please,
If you confuse this dinner dance with elegance,
If you suffer lack of due respect,
Take comfort from the guessing game aspect,
That she is least where you expect.
Please be ashamed that you're afraid,
Equating elegance and real estate.
When all the bullion in the world,
Cannot transform what's simply second rate.
But will yea no come assess me
I'll not be bought
By your silver plated come to me.
So don't you do come try me.
Because these star-dust memories, fail to please.
They're not alike this dinner dance,
This elegance,
And if you want to swan, one to one
Kid you don't need the pond.
There are those whose time,
Is due for steep decline.
If you can't find the spot,
Where their time stops,
Just ask who built the clocks.

Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Don't Sing
  • 2 Cue Fanfare
  • 3 Green Isaac
  • 4 Here on the Eerie
  • 5 Cruel
  • 6 Couldn't Bear to Be Special
  • 7 I Never Play Basketball Now
  • 8 Ghost Town Blues
  • 9 Elegance
  • 10 Technique
  • 11 Green Isaac II