Song for Whoever Lyrics

The Beautiful South


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Paul Heaton, Dave Rotheray
album: Track 1 in album Welcome to the Beautiful South
release date: 1989-10-23
popularity : 49 users have visited this page.
length: 6:10
engineer: Ian Grimble
trombone: Peter Thoms
flugelhorn: John Thirkell
trumpet: John Thirkell
drums: David Stead
bass guitar: Sean Welch
guitar: Dave Rotheray
piano: Pete Wingfield
keyboard: Pete Wingfield, Mel Wesson
percussion: Martin Ditcham
flute: Gary Barnacle
saxophone: Gary Barnacle
producer: Mike Hedges
additional programming: Mel Wesson
drums: Mel Wesson
lyricist: Paul Heaton
composer: Dave Rotheray, Paul Heaton

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I love you from the bottom, of my pencil case
I love you in the songs, I write and sing

Love you because, you put me in my rightful place
And I love the PRS cheques, that you bring

Cheap, never cheap
I'll sing you songs till you're asleep
When you've gone upstairs I'll creep
And write it all down

Oh Shirley, Oh Deborah, Oh Julie, Oh Jane
I wrote so many songs about you
I forget your name (I forget your name)
Jennifer, Alison, Phillipa, Sue, Deborah, Annabel, too
Jennifer, Alison, Phillipa, Sue, Deborah, Annabel, too
I forget your name

I love your from the bottom of my pencil case
I love the way you never ask me why
I love to write about each wrinkle on your face
And I love you till my fountain pen runs dry

Deep so deep, the number one I hope to reap
Depends upon the tears you weep, so cry, lovey cry, cry, cry, cry

Oh Cathy, Oh Alison, Oh Phillipa, Oh Sue
You made me so much money, I wrote this song for you
Jennifer, Alison, Phillipa, Sue, Deborah, Annabel, too
I wrote this song for you

So let me talk about Mary, a sad story
Turned her grief into glory
Late at night, by the typewriter light,
She ripped his ribbon to shreds

Track Listing

  • 1 Song for Whoever
  • 2 Have You Ever Been Away
  • 3 From Under the Covers
  • 4 I’ll Sail This Ship Alone
  • 5 Girlfriend
  • 6 Straight in at 37
  • 7 You Keep It All In
  • 8 Woman in the Wall
  • 9 Oh Blackpool
  • 10 Love Is…
  • 11 I Love You (but You’re Boring)