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saturday girl


composer
Words and music: Simple Minds


publisher
© 1989 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd


background
"Saturday Girl was recorded as part of the sessions for Street Fighting Years in 1988. Most of the album was recorded up at Loch Earn and the mood was very intense, almost of 'backs to the wall' atmosphere."

"This one never ended up on the album, probably because the feel of it is very different to the other songs. There's a kind of delicate, feminine touch to it and a sense of naivety to the whole thing."

"I don't remember there being a specific 'Saturday Girl' but I guess if I had anyone in mind at the time then it was probably my daughter. There isn't a narrative as such to the lric, more a collection of hopes and fears for her future."

"For a song that ended up as a B-side it's one that is asked about again and again and is definintely a favourite." - Jim


see also:
Saturday Girl (Demo)


lyrics
And your love comes tumbling down,
And you walk right in, your heart going round.
You tell me that you'll be back early.
But you know I'll be a while.

Chorus:
Ooh Saturday Girl.
Ooh Saturday Girl.
When you drop by, I want to see you cry.
Ooh Saturday Girl.

When you go through the tunnel of life,
You're gonna open your eyes.
But you could cut the atmosphere with a knife around here,
'Cos you know there is no compromise.

Chorus

When the moon lights up the street like diamonds,
And all is still and quiet once again,
I like to pull you here and whipser in your ear,
Tell you what about the loney man.

Ooh Saturday Girl.

Is somebody there?
I said is somebody there?
I can see you there.
I can feel you there.
I know that love is around.
I know that it's gonna be right.
I know that it's gonna be right.
If I could meet you over there.
I would come over there.
I know it's gonna be alright.

Chorus

Just think about it.
Aah think about it.
Come on think about it.
Go on think about it.
Just think about it.
Go on think about it.
Ooh, come on think about it.



discography
Single Version (6:09)
Produced by: Stephen Lipson and Trevor Horn
Engineers: Heff Moraes, Robin Hancock
Assistant Engineers: Danton Supple, Martin Plant

This Is Your Land 7" Promo This Is Your Land 12" Promo This Is Your Land CD Promo This Is Your Land 7" This Is Your Land MC This Is Your Land 12" This Is Your Land CD This Is Your Land Limited Edition 12" This Is Your Land German 12" This Is Your Land German CD This Is Your Land US 12" Promo This Is Your Land US 7" This Is Your Land US MC Themes Volume Four Theme Seventeen: This Is Your Land CD Theme Seventeen: This Is Your Land MC Themes 15-17 Promo CDR Themes Volume One - Five