Short Break   
    (Difford/Tilbrook)  
      
      He raped her with his eyes the minute she walked into the office as she stretched to hang her coat behind the door he beamed a smile so big she could have filled it with helium and flown off across the countryside he tried very hard to invite her out for lunch but like most women she could sense the underlying note of danger her instincts kept him at a safe distance and then he made her a coffee and the steam rose across her face  

      It could be you it could be me  
      We'll have to wait we'll have to see  
      Its all for sale now that its time  
      To take a short break  

      The sensation of safety and the little boy ambition to drive around  
      mountain roads makes a woman mad for attention she hides the car keys he turns the place upside down and then looks out the window through the french blinds to see the car off in the distance a cloud of country dust feathers the sunlight as she smiles into the windscreen what can he do but wait patiently folding a coin through his fingers  

      It could be you it could be me  
      We'll have to wait we'll have to see  
      It's all for sale now that it's time  
      To take a short break  

      There she is again this time with a pair of jeans being pulled slowly up over the curves of her body he plays guitar in the rocking chair these are the jeans of our forefathers these are the jeans of the 21st century because this is the new world where television and eye become one as we look down the digital telescope into the future and now its time for a short break  

      It could be you it could be me  
      We'll have to wait we'll have to see  
      Its all for sale now that its time  
      Its lighter than air  
      Whiter than white draft in a can  
      The price is right save as you go   
      The drive of your life its good to talk  
      We say hello  
      We say goodbye deep frozen days  
      It could be you it could be me  
      Its all for sale now that its time  
      To take a short break

      (c) 1998 
       

  • Chords
  • FROM THE ALBUM; Domino.
  • Avril Russell offers the following interpretation of the song: "Each verse describes a commercial currently or recently shown on British TV - except it's a brutally psychological dissection. The first one is a coffee commercial. Probably GOLD BLEND. The second verse is a car commercial - a very literal description. The third verse is an ad for Jeans. 'It could be you' is the phrase used to sell the national Lottery in England. The last few lines: Whiter than white - soap powder, draught in a can - lager.