A&E (3:18)

Cover of Seventh Tree

From Seventh Tree and 15 other releases

“A&E” was composed as a collaborative effort between Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory in 2007 in a recording studio near Somerset, England. Its lyrics were inspired by Goldfrapp’s visit to the emergency department of a hospital on a Saturday afternoon.

The doctors “pumped her up with loads of painkillers” and she described the situation as a “bit surreal.” According to Goldfrapp, the song is a metaphor for a horrible relationship. The track describes Goldfrapp reflecting on a bad situation which resulted in an “accident and emergency.”

The situation made her “feel blue” and at the end of the song she concludes that finally “the pain has started to slip away” even though she admits there might be “pills at work.”

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It's a blue, bright blue Saturday, hey, hey
And the pain has starting to slip away, hey, hey
I'm in a backless dress on a pastel ward that's shining
Think I want you still but it may be pills at work

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