Fairfield Parlour Emily Lyrics

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Emily brought confetti
That she'd made herself by cutting up
pictures of wedding dresses
and close-ups of Marlon Brando
Emily wore her best suit,
And everyone stared and said
"My, you look cute!"
But she didn't
Though her smile was beautiful

Emily sang the loudest
She was way out of tune
And her hands were trembling,
But the hymns took her
back into her childhood

Emily kissed the bridegroom
Then she blushed to her toes and said
"Everyone knows I'm a silly!"
Then she played cats with her fingers
Emily drank the champagne
She had a smoke the first in forty years
Her eyes filled with tears
Everyone tried to look away

Emily heard the music
She tried to dance but fell
on her face in the middle of the floor
And all the children yelled for more
Emily lay like silence
where they placed her with the beer
and the ashtrays and peanuts
But they knew she wouldn't move

Emily's in the picture
And everyone says
"What a shame she's dead.
Oh! but wasn't it fun?
We must try to do it again."

Emily brought confetti
That she'd made herself by cutting up
pictures of wedding dresses
and close-ups of Marlon Brando
From Home to Home Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Aries
  • 2 In My Box
  • 3 By Your Bedside
  • 4 Soldier of the Flesh
  • 5 I Will Always Feel the Same
  • 6 Free
  • 7 Emily
  • 8 Chalk on the Wall
  • 9 Glorious House of Arthur
  • 10 Monkey
  • 11 Sunny Side Circus
  • 12 Drummer Boy of Shiloh
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