Joined Up Talking
Did we really live like this?...
. It's 'Different Class' doctored by Lionel Bart, 'Non Stop Erotic Cabaret' lacking that vital third word. Tracks that attempt to be shocking revelations about supermodel exploitation! ('Empire Line'), or America being a crazy place! ('The New New Yorker') condescend to nameless girls who sleep in their make-up, with Jake coming on like some creepy Victorian "philanthropist" helping lost women. Even the ambitiously attempted Elvis Costello gravitas ('Walk/Don't Walk', 'Sunday Tongue') largely means mangling vowels through the spin cycle. Like, in a launderette. Where junkies hang out. In London.
Yes, we really lived like this. We don't have to any more.
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