Maidstone 
    (Difford/Tilbrook)

    WARNING: These lyrics are unconfirmed and may be inaccurate. They represent the best attempt at deciphering the song we have yet to see.   

      Supermarket lights burn in the darkness
      The chilly winter nights bring the scarves from the drawer
      A crowd starts to gather on paving stone squares
      Teeth start to chatter as the staff leave the store

      And daughters meet mothers and fathers meet sons
      It's too dark to walk home without anyone

      The shopping precinct's closed, it's like a graveyard
      The chain falls through the spokes as I unlock my bike
      I cycle to the pub where I meet with my friends
      And I know that it's love as she pours me my pint

      And strangers meet strangers and friends share their lives
      I look at her again and feel butterflies

      I pull the pillow to my side
      And I imagine it is her
      As I slip into the night,
      I know what I prefer
      But I hope and I pray that one day she will say
      That's it's true
      I can't live without loving you

      Now there's no one around I push the bike home
      The rain's a lovely sound as it runs down the path
      There's our lights in the road, they amber the night
      And there's nobody home, so I soak in the bath
      And bubbles meet bubbles as they become one
      I think about the world and what I have done

      I pull the pillow to my side etc

      Supermarket lights burn in the darkness     (repeat to fade)

       


  • Chords
  • The B-side to "Sunday Street".
  • COMPILATIONS: Excess Moderation.
  • From the  Excess Moderation sleevenotes. Glenn: Our most requested B-side. The relaxed mandolin and acoustics bring to mind a lost Mungo Jerry track. Chris: More wonderful (Steve) Nieve playing on a song that should have seen more light than it has done over the years.