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Saint Etienne

Hobart Paving (4:50)

Written by Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs
Produced by Saint Etienne

Released February 1993 on So Tough

Notes Bob Stanley said in 1995, "...was supposed to be a cinematic thing about American tenement blocks. But it doesn't do that for anyone. So it's not about American tenement blocks at all, do you know what I mean? The idea was, she used to live there, but she got rich and moved away, and now she's going back. I got the…

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Saint Etienne - Hobart Paving Lyrics


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  • Sometimes see trucks from Hobart Paving around where I live, and I always think of this song.
  • a beautiful song.
  • Do you think a girl should go to bed with a feller, if she doesn't love him? No. [pause] Unless it's me.
  • this is such a beautiful song, her voice is pure delight
  • File this under: Songs that I used to think were boring, but now realize are brilliant.
  • One of the best songs in the world...
  • Beautiful melodic song...
  • Might be because I've heard it so many times over the years but this song feels a little unfinished. An arrangement with string section of clarinet perhaps might round it off. Think Marble Lions. Still a lovely song though :)
  • ++++
  • should be a nice weeding song indeed

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