Cole, Lloyd - Speedboat Lyrics




Julie said we're drinking far too much coffee
Wine and cigarettes and we'll never get no sleep
I first met them at a riverboat party
Both of them were speeding I would say

I lived on the edge of all this indulgence
Taking notes and trusting in prudence
Julie said to Jim why don't we jump in
While the water is cool and we are still friends

Some say that they o.d.'d on Leonard Cohen
Well, I can see that river whenever I think about them
The river is cruel and the water is deep and blue

I was working then on my great unfinished novel
Please let me introduce myself my name is Ronald
I was okay there until I lost my cool
Now let me introduce you to the rest of the crew

It wasn't my style to find surf in my eye
It was much more my style to find sand in my eye

Though there is absolutely no truth to be discovered
Albeit true that there is nothing to be found
We academics are not easily discouraged
Lord, you know wits they come three to the pound

Julie said to Jim look at the state we're in
It was never her intention to conclude anything

It wasn't my style to find surf in my eye
It was much more my style to find sand in my eye
It was just not my style to find surf in my eye
It was much more my style to get sand kicked in my eye
Sand in my eye...





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  1. The Last Bastions Of Bohemia

    Wonderment as always hammondtastic

  2. strictlynorton

    What an album Rattlesnakes is. Easy to knock the 80's but in amongst the dross there were diamonds. A classic no doubt

  3. okrajoe

    Some say that they o.d.'d on leonard cohen...

  4. Daniel Kuczynski

    Here are the lyrics :

    Julie said we drink far too much coffee
    Wine and cigarettes and we never get to sleep
    I first met them at a riverboat party

    Both of them were speeding, I would say
    I lived on the edge of all this indulgence
    Taking notes and trusting in prudence

    Julie said to Jim "Why don't we jump in
    While the water is cool and we are still friends?"
    Some say that they odd on Leonard Cohen
    Well I can see that river whenever I think about them
    The river is cruel and the water is deep and blue
    I was working then on my great unfinished novel
    "Please let introduce myself, my name is Ronald"
    I was okay there until I lost my cool
    Now let me introduce you to the rest of the crew

    It wasn't my style to find surf in my eye
    It was much more my style to find sand in my eyes

    Though there is absolutely no truth to be discovered
    Albeit truth there is nothing to be found
    We academics are not easily discouraged
    Lloyd, you know wits, they come three to the pound
    Julie said to Jim "Look at the state we're in"
    It was never her intention to conclude anything

    It wasn't my style to find surf in my eye
    It was much more my style to find sand in my eyes
    It was just not my style to find surf in my eye
    It was much more my style to get sand kicked in my eyes
    Sand in my eyes

    Matthew Lacey

    brilliance

  5. Graham

    Used to listen to this on weed😆 good times🤘

  6. euro missiles

    great boat

  7. Bell Ohboy

    Obsolete now there's a word

  8. Francisco Costa

    One of the best álbum in the 80's

  9. Dave Alderson

    class...

  10. Bambu hostel

    "some say that they od'd on Leonard cohen"

  11. joeytwosubs

    This is fucking BRILLIANT!

  12. Matthew Lacey

    great days - I guess Lloyd's brainy song reffing approach became obselete - sad state of affairs

    Matthew Lacey

    seeing Lloyd gig next week. Chuffed

  13. אבישי שרגאי

    Rattlesnakes is ferfect  ...

  14. zardportugal

    PERFECT!

  15. jimthefin

    Rattlesnakes is just a killer record.

  16. J Brent Jones

    Did he play it?

  17. paul franks

    Fabulous song from fabulous LP

  18. Bigfatboko.

    He never made a bad albulm.

  19. w0mbles

    Love how it goes from schmaltz to profundity @2:33

  20. DALLET YANN

    j'adore Lloyd Cole comme variete

  21. john lyle

    just awesome how come there arent bands like this about now

  22. António Batista

    for me one of their best tracks , so many times excluded from their best off's

  23. lazyacer

    this takes me back to the day when things were simple.. thank you, good quality

  24. kevin clinton

    they were cool