Who Sang The Model? Belle and Sebastian

Belle and Sebastian Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2000-6-5
length: 3:56
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Lyrics
I will confess to you
Because you made me think about the times
You turn the picture on to me and I'll turn over
The vision was a masterpiece of comic timing
You wouldn't laugh at all
And I wondered what the boy was thinking
The picture was an old collage of something classical
The model with a tragic air
Because without a doubt he'd given up the fight
The ghost of somebody at his side

I will confess to you
Because I didn't think about the message
As I walked down the alleyway it was a Sunday
All my friends deserted me because you painted me
As the fraud I really was
And if you think you see with just your eyes you're mad
'Cause Lisa learned a lot from putting on a blindfold
When she knew she had been bad
She met another blind kid at a fancy dress
It was the best sex she ever had

I'll send a dress to you
Because it's needing badly taken in
But I was so embarressed that I missed your party
It was me that paid for it eventually
Because you know how much I wanted
To meet your friend the star of stage and local press
The dream of all the bowlie kids that hang around here
And I'm no different from the rest
I'm not too proud to say that I'm okay with
The girl next door who's famous for showing her chest

You're not impressed by me
But it's a funny way for you to tell me
A whisper in a choir stall
The man was talking about you simultaneously
Frankly, I let my heavy eyelids flutter
Because I have been sleeping badly lately
I know you were historical from all the books I've read
But I thought you could be bluffing
And with this chance I've missed I feel remiss
It's days and months before I'll see you again

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 I Fought in a War
  • 2 The Model
  • 3 Beyond the Sunrise
  • 4 Waiting for the Moon to Rise
  • 5 Don't Leave the Light On Baby
  • 6 The Wrong Girl
  • 7 The Chalet Lines
  • 8 Nice Day for a Sulk
  • 9 Women's Realm
  • 10 Family Tree
  • 11 There's Too Much Love

  • Release information
    label: Jeepster Recordings
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5027731785100
    script: Latin