The Beautiful South - The Mediterranean Lyrics

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Little seas can be big seas
To the wrong or long of sights
But the Mediterranean
Looks like aspirin tonight
The Doctor told me the chemist
He had nothing for my plights
But the Mediterranean
Looks like aspirin tonight
This ocean puts in motion
All our wildest Crusoe thoughts
Turns brain to Kontiki
When it's always been left in port
I'd rather be cemented
In deep blue building site
'Cause drugs can get you higher
But my chosen drug tonight
Is the reliable Mediterranean
Is the reliable Mediterranean
Is my chosen my chosen drug tonight
Little voyage can be big voyage
If you sail in the middle of night
But the Mediterranean
Needs the compass tonight
It gives cheap thrills to the seagulls
Life to lifes little kites
But the Mediterranean
Is my aspirin tonight
This ocean puts in motion
All our wildest Crusoe thoughts
Turns brain to Kontiki
When it's always been left in port
I'd rather be cemented
In deep blue building site
'Cause drugs can get you higher
But my chosen drug tonight
Is the reliable Mediterranean
Is the reliable Mediterranean
Is my chosen my chosen drug tonight
I'd rather be cemented
In deep blue building site
'Cause drugs can get you higher
But my chosen drug tonight
Is the reliable Mediterranean
Is the reliable Mediterranean
Is my chosen my chosen drug tonight
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Who's Gonna Tell?
  • 2 Closer Than Most
  • 3 Just Checkin'
  • 4 Hit Parade
  • 5 Masculine Eclipse
  • 6 'til You Can't Tuck It In
  • 7 If We Crawl
  • 8 Tupperware Queen
  • 9 Half-Hearted Get (Is Second Best)
  • 10 White Teeth
    CD 2
  • 1 The River
  • 2 Baby Please Go
  • 3 You Can Call Me Leisure
  • 4 Final Spark
  • 5 10,000 Feet
  • 6 Hot on the Heels of Heartbreak
  • 7 The Mediterranean
  • 8 A Little Piece of Advice
  • 9 Property Quiz
  • 10 Chicken Wings


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Dave Rotheray, Paul Heaton
    album: Track in album Painting It Red
    release date: 2000-10-9
    popularity : 86 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 4:03
    producer: Paul Heaton and Jon Kelly
    mixer: John Brough, Jon Kelly and Paul Heaton
    engineer: John Brough
    composer: Dave Rotheray, Paul Heaton
    lyricist: Paul Heaton
    Album Information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 731454826624
    script: Latin