Splitting Into Three 
    (Difford/Tilbrook) 
     
      My dad he drives a tipper 
      For the factory down the lane 
      And every June or July 
      He takes two weeks in Spain 
      He hangs his dirty trousers 
      Behind the bathroom door 
      Where his girlfriend puts her hair up 
      Bath water on the floor 

      My dad goes down the river 
      Each Sunday with his boat 
      And him with Roy and Kevin 
      Drop beer crates on a rope 
      He comes back from the river 
      But his girlfriend's up the pub 
      So all this fish go flying 
      And he storms out in a huff 

      My dad liked Lulu and my mum liked Simon Dee 
      We used to sit together and watch them on TV 
      Then one day it's over and we're splitting into three 

      Sometimes I stay with my mum 
      Her boyfriend's such a sap 
      He once bought me a new rod 
      That I gave to my dad 
      He makes out that he likes me 
      I know it isn't true 
      He's got some stupid stories 
      About the teds he knew 

      My dad and me went drinking 
      My mum turned up alone 
      She said she couldn't take it 
      His car bits in the home 
      I heard them arrange a meeting 
      For later in the day 
      I wonder if they'll make up 
      And be in love again 

      I can see my mum in his arms 
      A smile upon her face 
      I never thought they'd ever make up 
      And be in love again

      (c) 1987 Virgin Music Inc. (ASCAP)
       

  • From the "Hourglass" 12-inch. It is also included on UK CDs and cassettes of Babylon and On.