Saint Etienne: Over the Border

I never liked George Michael much
Although they say he was the talented one
Andrew Ridgley drew the map
That rescued me, took me to paradise
I was brought up to the sound of the synthesiser
I learned to dance to the beat of electronic drums
I came alive to the smouldering fire in your eyes
I love you now and I will ’til the day that I die

Black Box Recorder: Andrew Ridgley

In 1974, I bought my first single, from Woollies in Redhill
I started to memorise the charts, to memorise the leagues
Tuesday lunchtime at 12:45, Saturday afternoon at five o’clock
I didn’t go to church, I didn’t need to
Green and yellow harvests, pink pies, silver bells and the strange and
Important sound of the synthesiser.