Saturday, April 29, 2006

Languor in Leeds: Corinne Bailey Rae's Yorkshire

Corinne Bailey Rae's 'Put your records on' is all over the radio at the moment, and is a charming piece of pop. But it doesn't quite ring true of Corinne's Yorkshire home, so when it comes on the radio, I have to add a response to the less credible lines:

Summer came like cinnamon, So sweet IN LEEDS
Little girls double-dutch on the concrete. IN LEEDS

Blue as the sky, sombre and lonely, IN LEEDS
Sipping tea in the bar by the road side, IN LEEDS

But I suppose the most surprising thing is that she knows what records are, rather than guessing vaguely that they were some quaint technology that old people used to have before there was electricity.

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