Saint Etienne - Archway People Lyrics



You asked me to make a record of my voice. Well here it is
What you want me to say is "I love you."
Here's the truth. I hate you, you little slut. You make me sick!

When you told me your dream (when you told me your dream)
I wanted to cry
You almost looked happy (you almost looked happy)
Please don't tell me it's true
All our neighbours are old (all our neighbours are old)
Street-lamp buzzes all night
There are some nice parts of London (there are some nice parts of London)
You can see them from here (you can see them from here, you can see them from here)

You're not going to change
We're not moving away
We're staying here
(Staying here)
We're staying here
(Staying here)

We both work till late
Catch the fifty-eight
Usually asleep by eleven
(Asleep by eleven)
But somehow it didn't seem right
When you turned and said
(When you turned and said)
"Let's go mad tonight"
So we drank and danced
(So we drank and danced)
For once I felt close to you
(For once I felt close to you, for once I felt close to you)

You're not going to change
We're not moving away
We're staying here
(Staying here)
We're staying here
(Staying here)
We're staying here
(Staying here)
We're staying here
(Staying here)
We're staying here
(Staying here)
We're staying here
(Staying here)
We're staying here
(Staying here...)




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Saint Etienne Archway People Comments
  1. Paul Oliver

    Anyone who knows the real Archway, London, knows where this song is coming from.
    It's you "can't" see them from here, of course...though just up the road, in Highgate, you can...

  2. LavaLampBlob

    @npj1977 No argument here, though I don't remember that from the end of "You're In A Bad Way" on So Tough (the U.S. version where the last track was Join Our Club - I think there was another US version of the albumn later on that added an extra track after Join Our Club - "Who Do You Think You Are", I think, but its been so long I forget now).

  3. npj1977

    @LavaLampBlob / Numanoid

    The sample you're wondering about is actually from the end of the You're In A Bad Way (the album version) rather than the beginning of Archway People, I don't know if it's on the CD single version though. Suprised you've not heard it though as it's on "So Tough" which you either need to buy or listen to more! :)

  4. LavaLampBlob

    @numanoid17 Same here - I think I only heard this on the "You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone" b-sides collection CD and the sample at the start I am 99% sure was not on that CD. Maybe it was part of the original single that this was the b-side on.