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Lyrics:Respectable Street

by XTC

Album version:

   It's in the order of their hedgerows
   it's in the way their curtains open and close
   it's in the look they give you down their nose
   all part of decency's jigsaw I suppose

   Heard the neighbour slam his car door
   don't he realise this is respectable street
   What d'you think he bought that car for
   'cos he realise this is respectable street

   Now they talk about abortion
   in cosmopolitan proportions to their daughters
   as they speak of contraception
   And immaculate receptions on their portable
   Sony entertainment centres.

   Now she speaks about diseases
   and which sex position pleases best her old man
   Avon lady fills the creases
   when she manages to squeeze in past the caravans
   that never move from their front gardens.

   It's in the order of their hedgerows
   it's in the way their curtains open and close
   it's in the look they give you down their nose
   all part of decency's jigsaw I suppose
   Sunday church and they look fetching
   Saturday night saw him retching over our fence
   bang the wall for me to turn down
   I can see them with their stern frown
   as they dispense the kind of look that says
   they're perfect. 


BBC Version:

   Heard the neighbour slam his car door
   don't he realise this is respectable street
   What d'you think he bought that car for
   'cos he realise this is respectable street

   Now they talk about absorption
   in cosmopolitan proportions to their daughters
   as they speak of child prevention
   And immaculate receptions on their portable
   Sony entertainment centres.

   Now she speak about diseases
   and which proposition pleases best her old man
   Avon lady fills the creases
   when she manages to squeeze in past the caravans
   that never move from their front gardens.

   It's in the order of their hedgerows
   it's in the way their curtains open and close
   it's in the look they give you down their nose
   all part of decency's jigsaw I suppose

   Sunday church and they look fetching
   Saturday night saw him stretching over our fence
   bang the wall for me to turn down
   I can see them with their stern frown
   as they dispense the kind of look that says
   they're perfect.

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