Squeeze (band)

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Squeeze in concert in 2020
Chris Difford
Glenn Tilbrook

Squeeze are an English rock band that came to prominence in the United Kingdom during the new wave| period of the late 1970s, and continued recording in the 1980s, 1990s and 2010s. The vast majority of their material is composed of lyrics by Chris Difford and music by Glenn Tilbrook, who are guitarists and vocalists in the band.

Song lyrics[edit]

All songs written by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook except as indicated.

Squeeze (1978)[edit]

I've come across the desert to greet you with a smile.
My camel looks so tired, it's hardly worth my while.
  • I've come across the desert to greet you with a smile.
    My camel looks so tired, it's hardly worth my while.
    To tell you of my travels across the golden East.
    I see your preparations invite me first to feast.

    Take me, I'm yours,
    Because dreams are made of this.
    Forever there'll be a heaven in your kiss.

Cool for Cats (1979)[edit]

  • Next night he called for her,
    But dad protected daughter
    And told him she was poorly.
    A lie was told there surely.
    So Michael felt rejected,
    This wasn't quite expected.
    He drove off to his local
    Where he felt anti-social.
I never thought it would happen
with me and the girl from Clapham
out on a windy common
that night I ain't forgotten
when she dealt out the rations
with some or other passions;
I said "You are a lady."
"Perhaps," she said, "I may be."
  • I never thought it would happen
    With me and the girl from Clapham.
    Out on a windy common,
    That night I ain't forgotten.
    When she dealt out the rations
    With some or other passions.
    I said "You are a lady."
    "Perhaps," she said, "I may be."
  • She took me to her hotel,
    A room on the second floor.
    A kettle and two coffees,
    A number on the door.
    She said I hardly know you.
    Agreed we kissed goodnight.
    I knew that in the morning,
    Somehow I'd wake to find

    Sunlight on the lino,
    Waking me with a shake.
    I looked around to find her,
    But she'd gone.
    Goodbye girl.
    Goodbye girl.
    Goodbye girl.

On seeing my reflection,
I'm looking slightly rough.
  • To change the mood a little I've been posing down the pub.
    On seeing my reflection, I'm looking slightly rough.
    I fancy this, I fancy that, I wanna be so flash.
    I give a little muscle and I spend a little cash.
    But all I get is bitter and a nasty little rash.
    And by the time I'm sober, I've forgotten what I've had.
    And everybody tells me that it's cool to be a cat.
    Cool for cats.

Argybargy (1980)[edit]

But behind the chalet
my holiday's complete
and I feel like William Tell,
Maid Marian on her tiptoed feet.
Pulling mussels from a shell.
Pulling mussels from a shell.
  • With where-have-you-beens and far away frowns,
    Trying to be good by not being 'round.

    And here in the bar, the piano man's found
    Another nail for my heart.
    And here in the bar, the piano man's found
    Another nail for my heart.

  • If I didn't love you, I'd hate you.
    I'm playing your stereogram.
    Singles remind me of kisses,
    Albums remind me of plans.
    Tonight it's love by the fire,
    The wind plays over the coals.
    Passionate looks are my fancy,
    But you turn the look into stone.

East Side Story (1981)[edit]

  • He smokes himself into double vision,
    Leaves his mind on an indecision.
    Thinks he's invented imagination,
    Says that God is some relation.
Tempted by the fruit of another.
Tempted but the truth is discovered.
What's been going on now that you have gone?
"There's no other."
Tempted by the fruit of another.
Tempted but the truth is discovered.
  • I bought a toothbrush, some toothpaste,
    A flannel for my face.
    Pajamas, a hairbrush,
    New shoes and a case.
    I said to my reflection
    "Let's get out of this place."
    Past the church and the steeple,
    The laundry on the hill.
    The billboards and the buildings,
    Memories of it still
    Keep calling and calling.
    But forget it all, I know I will.

    Tempted by the fruit of another.
    Tempted but the truth is discovered.
    What's been going on now that you have gone,
    There's no other.
    Tempted by the fruit of another.
    Tempted but the truth is discovered.

Now is that love that's making you think?
  • Beat me up with your letters, your walk out notes.
    Funny how you still find me right here at home.
    Legs up with a book and a drink.
    Now is that love that's making you think?
  • She wants to give up love for good,
    She kicks the fence and splits the wood.
    She cries her eyes out in the rain,
    She swears aloud and so again
    She feels messed around.

Sweets from a Stranger (1982)[edit]

  • As the hangover strikes,
    And I turn on the tap.
    But the water's too loud.
    And I'm caged by the fact
    That the battle's not lost.
    Is it the hair of the dog?
    Or the Baa of a Lamb?
    In a sheepish attempt
    To be half of the man
    That I might be or was.
  • There's a stain on my notebook where your coffee cup was
    And there's ash in the pages, now I've got myself lost.
    I was writing to tell you that my feelings tonight
    Are a stain on my notebook that rings your goodbye.

    Oh, now she's gone,
    And I'm back on the beat.
    A stain on my notebook
    Says nothing to me.

    Oh, now she's gone.
    And I'm out with a friend (out with a friend).
    With lips full of passion
    And coffee in bed.

Singles – 45's and Under (1982)[edit]

  • Emotions leaking out
    Her paint's all over town.

    What's that she's playing?
    (Annie, get your gun)
    What's that she's taking?
    (The song has to be sung)
    She's gone electric.

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