The London E​.​P.

by Les Bicyclettes de Belsize

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The London E.P. by Les Bicyclettes de Belsize.

1. Liverpool Street
2. Waterloo Sunrise
3. The Commercial
4. The London Nobody Knows

Written and produced by Charlie Darling at the Studio at the End of the Universe.

A Shamrock Street Production.

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released March 15, 2015

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Picture the scene …if Tom Bell, Olivia Hussey, David Barry, Leonard Whiting, Tom Courtenay, Arthur Lowe, Barry Evans and Judy Geeson were all in a bedsit together, sipping wine and idly chatting, maybe this is what they'd listen to ? ?

Oh, and of course, Jacques Tati …

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'Jacques Tati Sur Le Velo' cover art by Justine Lecouffe
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Track Name: Liverpool Street
Tell me the story of an East End girl
Silently she reads the spoken word
Listening to Nico and to Patti Smith
Truth it hits so hard, have you heard

And it's hard to picture you
At Liverpool Street, don't cry
And it's hard to draw you in

And you know
I'll never give in to your lies
You're a someday girl and though
My innocence tainted and I ...
I never loved you

Tell me the story of a Southern boy
Two chords alone but that's a start
Listening to Ian (Dury) and to Robert Smith
Five cartoon cut-outs, is that art?

And it's hard to picture you
At Liverpool Street, don't cry
And it's hard to draw you in

And you know
I'll never give in to your lies
You're a someday girl and though
My innocence tainted and I ...
I never loved you
Track Name: Waterloo Sunrise
Waterloo Sunrise

Early morning by the B.F.I. and you
Banksy imitate graffiti avenue
You were the only one
Now I’m the lonely one

Watch the tide roll in when Waterloo is cold
Watch the skaters waltz and then they rock ‘n’ roll
We weren’t the only ones
Now I’m the lonely one without you next to me

Early morning Southbank concrete, café closed
So we sit and talk and I can hold you close
I wasn’t the only one
Now I’m the lonely one without you holding me
Track Name: The Commercial
The Commercial

Summer Sunday’s cruel
When I lost you
Down on Spitalfields you made me feel

Like a boy again
In a second hand dress
Your looks were blessed and yet

I didn’t think you’d find
That I was quite your kind
But then you took my hand
On Commercial Street
And I found out

Autumn, birthday, school
When I lost you
Through the kissing gates I made mistakes

Like a boy again
In a third-rate song
When it all went wrong and yet

I didn’t think you’d find
That I was quite your kind
But then you took my hand
On Commercial Street
And I found out
What it was all about
On Commercial Street
Track Name: The London Nobody Knows
The London Nobody Knows

A place we take for granted
The London nobody knows
You only have to stand here
A place where nobody goes

An idle luxury
But can you pay the bill?

I'm too sensitive

But now, I know where I'm going
I know, where I have been
Don't forget where we came from
The way we used to live

Go back to the bedsit, now
Nothing could be so cold, nothing so low
No room for a quick-step, now
Remember the past and when
Everyone passed by
Cliches and cheap rhymes
It's easy to see why

I'm too sensitive