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Eels Manchester Girl Lyrics

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She hides in the library reading
Henry miller books
'til they flash the lights it's time to go
When she was a little kid she said
"dad, i don't know why
I feel so penniless inside"

She's on the promenade
She's looking for a dress
She's locked outside a world
Just a manchester girl

Oh i'll meet you there
By the old newsstand
Oh i'll meet you there tonight

Shoot-out at the neighbor's house
She pulls the covers on her head
She's counting the shots as they go by
And pandora's litter box
Well it's gettin' mighty high
That cat's gonna keep her up at night

Another scary dream
Another cigarette
She's locked outside a world
Just a manchester girl

Oh i'll meet you there
By the old newsstand
Oh i'll meet you there tonight






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The song that got me into eels | Reviewer: Imogen | 4/29/2005

Obscure though this song is, it is the reason that i came to love the eels as I do now. My brother bought the Susan's House single, and I didn't like that song much, but I simply loved the melancholic neurotic gentleness of this short sweet song. I saw the eels recently in Manchester (England), and I was hoping they might play it, because I still have a very soft spot in my heart for this song, and someone even shouted out in the crowd for it, which i was quite chuffed about, but sadly they didn't. So if you see them, let them know that next time they do a gig in Manchester, England, would they mind playing this song for me, because it is simply beautiful.

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