Who Sang I Never Saw My Home Town 'Til I Went Around the World? The Icicle Works

Release information
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave/Indie Rock
length: 2:49
Lyrics
Love is like a razor when you're looking for a shave
Shed off all your dignity I'll race you to your grave
The driver's getting sentimental talking 'bout this girl
I never saw my hometown 'til I went round the world
Going up to Canada the record company
Are paying for the trip you know that all the drinks are free
She may just leave her lover for me it's getting quite absurd
I never saw my hometown 'til I went round the world

Tuesday night The Rain Parade come crashing in my room
Matt was stoned and Beggars phoned the chart position's gloom
You'd better call the embassy my hair is gonna curl
I never saw my hometown 'til I went round the world
Been awake for thirty hours I think I'm going down
With some habituary illness that's been going round this town
Dreaming of Waikiki where we know we felt like kings
But the reverie is slaughtered when the telephone rings

Pulling on a cigarette and scratching at my beard
Talking 'bout the folks at home this DJ thinks I'm weird
Crawl around the floor pick up the beer cans that you hurl
You saw your hometown 'til you went round the world
Love is like a razor when you're looking for a shave
Shed off all your dignity I'm gonna race you to your grave
Getting sentimental thinking 'bout a girl
I never saw my hometown 'til I went round the world, no
I never saw my hometown 'til I went round the world, no
I never saw my hometown 'til I went round the world

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Hope Springs Eternal
  • 2 Travelling Chest
  • 3 Sweet Thursday
  • 4 Up Here in the North of England
  • 5 Who Do You Want for Your Love?
  • 6 Everybody Loves to Play the Fool
  • 7 When You Were Mine
  • 8 Don't Let It Rain on My Parade
  • 9 Evangeline
  • 10 Truck Driver's Lament
  • 11 Understanding Jane
  • 12 I Never Saw My Home Town 'Til I Went Around the World
  • 13 Walking With a Mountain
  • 14 Into the Mystic

  • Release information
    label: Beggars Banquet
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5012093007823
    script: Latin