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lyrics

I was so lonely, I needed someone close
Like Elodie, like Elodie
Someone so lovely, as warm as toast
Like Elodie, like Elodie
We were on the greyhound, heading for Alberta
When I saw her across the aisle I wished I was a flirter

I’m from England, she was from France
Oh Elodie, oh Elodie
We sat in silence, I was entranced
With Elodie, with Elodie
The rockies were amazing, the sun shone on the snow
The pines were green the lakes were blue her eyes were so aglow

We started talking but didn’t say “je t’aime”
Oh Elodie, oh Elodie
I hit Vancouver at five A.M.
With Elodie, with Elodie
Max the boy from Quebec was our friend and our translator
We all went around Stanley Park and saw an alligator

I saw the gallery, I saw the steam clock
With Elodie, with Elodie
I saw the gardens and all the Chinese shops
With Elodie, with Elodie
I finally told her how I felt, in French just like I planned it
Her reply sounded so beautiful but I couldn’t understand it

She had a boyfriend, so she was out of reach
Oh Elodie, oh Elodie 
I sat and night-time round a bonfire on the beach
With Elodie, with Elodie
We snuggled in a tent for warmth I wanted just to hold her
She seemed more huggable and warm the more the night got colder

When we parted, she gave me a diary
Oh Elodie, oh Elodie
We got drunk on ale and daiquaris
Oh Elodie, oh Elodie
I wondered if I‘d ever see her in some other city
If the spell would still be there or if she’d still be as pretty

Her eyes were soulful, her smile was like a beam
Oh Elodie, oh Elodie
The whole week was like a fever dream
Oh Elodie, oh Elodie

Next time I saw her was in Paris
Oh Elodie, oh Elodie
She was single, I was embarrassed
Oh Elodie, oh Elodie
I wonder what depths I’d find if I could know her better
But French still gives me headaches even writing just one letter

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from The Seven Inches Test Their Mettle, released May 13, 2016

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The Seven Inches Leeds, UK

The Seven Inches have long been heroes amongst Leeds’ indiepop and DIY scenes, winning hearts everywhere with their bizarre onstage props, trumpets, synths and cardboard keytars. If this makes them sound like some self-conscious novelty act, rest assured that nothing could be further from the truth – The Seven Inches play it from the heart every time. ... more

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