Like a Motorway Lyrics

Saint Etienne


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Bob Stanley, Peter Stewart Wiggs
album: Track 4 in album Tiger Bay
release date: 1994-2-1
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Downtempo/Synth-pop/Folk/Disco
length: 5:43
mixer: Rick Smith
programming: Rick Smith
composer: Bob Stanley, Pete Wiggs

Cover Art

Saint Etienne Tiger Bay cover art
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Transcribed by mark dorset


He's gone, / he's gone. /


She wears sad jeans / torn at the waistband. /
Her pretty face / is stained with tears. /
And in her right hand / she clasps a letter; /
I know this means / that he has gone. /


And in this town / of mis-guided tourists, /
She never thought / she'd fall in love. /
It was a few days / after her birthday, /
The thrill hostess / gave her first kiss. /


He said her skin / smelled just like petals, /
Said stupid things / he knew she'd like. /
She said her life / was like a motorway: /
Dull, grey, and long / 'til he came along. /


He's gone, / he's gone. /


I said "how could / he ever leave you? /
You two were good, / you were so right." /
She said "I wish / that he just left me; /
He'd be alive, / alive tonight." /


He's gone, / he's gone. /
He's gone, / he's gone. /
He's gone, / he's gone.


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Urban Clearway
  • 2 Former Lover
  • 3 Hug My Soul
  • 4 Like a Motorway
  • 5 On the Shore
  • 6 Marble Lions
  • 7 Pale Movie
  • 8 Cool Kids of Death
  • 9 Western Wind
  • 10 Tankerville
  • 11 Western Wind
  • 12 Boy Scouts of America