Music Monday – Rattlesnakes by Lloyd Cole And The Commotions

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Music Monday is a meme created and hosted by Drew@TheTattooedBookGeek as an opportunity to share a favourite music video.

This week I’ve chosen Rattlesnakes by Lloyd Cole And The Commotions from 1984.
“Lloyd Cole And The Commotions were a British pop band formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1982. Between 1984 and 1989, the band scored four Top 20 albums and five Top 40 singles in the UK. After breaking up in 1989, Cole embarked on a solo career, but the band reformed briefly in 2004 to perform a 20th anniversary mini-tour of the UK and Ireland.” from Wikipedia.

Jodie wears a hat
Although it hasn’t rained for six days
She says a girl needs a gun these days
On account of all the rattlesnakes

She looks like Eve Marie Saint
In “On the Waterfront”
She reads Simone de Beauvoir
In her American circumstance

She’s less than sure if her heart has come
To stay in San Jose
And her never born child still haunts her
As she speeds down the free-way
As she tries her luck with the traffic police
Out of boredom more than spite
She never finds no trouble, she tries too hard
She’s obvious despite herself

She looks like Eve Marie Saint
In “On the Waterfront”
She says all she needs is therapy
Yes, all you need is love is all you need

Jodie never sleeps cause there are always
Needles in the hay
She says a girl needs a gun these days
On account of all the rattlesnakes

She looks like Eve Marie Saint
In “On the Waterfront”
As she reads Simone de Beauvoir
In her American circumstance
Her heart, heart’s like crazy paving
Upside down and back to front
She says oh, it’s so hard to love
When love was your great disappointment
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