Monday, 15 February 2010

With apologies to Alicia Keys

Caught Jay Z on Later with Jools Holland a while ago and really liked Empire State of Mind - though (obviously) nowhere near as good as the Human League's Empire State Human.

Was listening to part 2 and thinking how evocative New York is to the world with so much iconic TV and film set there. Wondered what Alicia would make of where I live and then it all got a bit silly. Could do with a bit of polishing but this is how far I've got. The real thing is linked on "Our Friends Eclectic" - top right hand corner of this blog. Enjoy?

Burnham State of Mind

Oooooooh Burnham (x2)

Living in a town,
That's closing down, so it seems
Noise is rarely loud
Charity shops all around
Prices are quite keen
If you survive it here
You could make it anywhere
That's what I say
No-one goes out at nights
They're all on, sniping away.

People leave here by any means
To pursue their dreams
They'll come back to

Burnham, we've got the shortest pier in the UK
The tides out a long way
Now you're in Burnham
The town planning's a big mess
We may lose the Princess
Hear it for Burnham, Burnham, Burnham

There is bracing air, a refurbished cinema,
Soon be mini-golf
Drink tea by the pot, there's a lady selling rock,
Wonderful ice-creams
Lighthouse on the sand
Try to dodge electric buggies on the street
'Cos some of the older residents
Aren't so steady on their feet

People get here by any means
For a change of scene
They come back to

Burnham, we've got a fantastic sea view
Wurzels serenade you
Now you're in Burnham
You can ride on a donkey
See a church that is wonky
Hear it for Burnham, Burnham, Burnham

One hand in the air for the B on Sea
Bright lights, big floats, all looking pretty,
No carnival in the world can compare
Put your glow sticks in the air
Everybody say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Burnham, we've got premier league speedway
And we've just got a Subway
Now you're in Burnham
Living here won't make you rich
At least it's not Highbridge
Hear it for Burnham, Burnham, Burnham.

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