Over the Border (5:05)

Cover of Words and Music by Saint Etienne

From Words and Music by Saint Etienne

Written by Bob Stanley, Pete Wiggs & Sarah Cracknell
Produced & arranged by Ian Catt
Mixed by Pete Hofmann

Released May 21 2012 on Words and Music by Saint Etienne

Notes In a radio interview a week before the album’s release, Sarah claimed that Bob wrote the verse lyrics and Pete and herself wrote the melody & lyrics for the chorus. The lyrics reference a number of things:

Peter Gabriel
Modern English
Dexys Midnight Runners
New Order
Marc Bolan

defunct UK retailer, Woolworths
UK town, Redhill
British TV programme, Top of the Pops
record labels: Harvest, Pye, Bell, Neat, Y, Zoo, Mute, Factory, Postcard
a UK motor car, Morris Minor
British pop magazines: Smash Hits, Record Mirror, NME
journalists: Paul Morley, Dave McCullough (who primarily wrote for Sounds)

Lead vocals by Sarah Cracknell
Keyboards by Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs
Acoustic guitar, bass & programming by Ian Catt


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