Kirsty MacColl

Kirsty  MacColl (10 October 1959 – 18 December 2000) was an English singer and songwriter. She recorded several pop hits in the 1980s and 1990s, including “There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis” and cover versions of Billy Bragg’s “A New England” and The Kinks’ “Days”. Her song “They Don’t Know” was covered with great success by Tracey Ullman. MacColl also sang on recordings produced by her husband Steve Lillywhite, most notably “Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues.

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FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK - POGUES & KIRSTY MCCOLL (SK)
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Fairytale Of New York

THERE'S A GUY WORKS DOWN THE CHIP SHOP - KIRSTY MacCOLL
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There’s A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis

NEW ENGLAND - KIRSTY MACCOLL
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New England

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I was twenty-one years when I wrote this song
I’m twenty-two now, but I won’t be for long
People ask me when will I grow up to understand
Why the girls I knew at school are already pushing prams

I loved you then as I love you still
Though I put you on a pedestal, you put me on the pill
I don’t feel bad about letting you go
I just feel sad about letting you know

I don’t want to change the world
I’m not looking for a new england
Are you looking for another girl

I loved the words you wrote to me
But that was bloody yesterday
I can’t survive on what you send
Every time you need a friend

I saw two shooting stars last night
I wished on them, but they were only satellites
It’s wrong to wish on space hardware
I wish, I wish, I wish you’d care

I don’t want to change the world
I’m not looking for a new england
Are you looking for another girl

My dreams were full of strange ideas
My mind was set despite the fears
But other things got in the way
I never asked that boy to stay

Once upon a time at home
I sat beside the telephone
Waiting for someone to pull me through
When at last it didn’t ring, I knew it wasn’t you

I don’t want to change the world
I’m not looking for a new england
Are you looking for another girl

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