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Central Belt Blues

Is this the real Fife?
Am I in Pittenweem?
In Auctermuchty, no-one can hear you scream.
I was all lost in the central belt.
You've no idea how scary that felt.

Didn't know what town it was
Airdrie or Linlithgow
It could have been Musselburgh or even Port Glasgow
It was a wintry night
The signs were cloaked in snow

If it was Glasgow, we would see the city lights
Inverkeithing, we'd smell the shite
Don't tell your papa
Or he'll get us locked up in Fife

There's a barman working in Kilsyth
He'd like to get ti Falkirk
Or to Ladybank in Fife
There's a barman working in Kilsyth
He might consider Bathgate,
Cumbernauld or East Kilbride
He told me
I don't want to go to Paisley
Penicuik would drive me crazy
Maybe I should move to Lenzie

I had to phone someone
So I picked on Jackie Bird
I know that sounds absurd
But she knows her Scotlandwell I've heard

Look out your window, she said,
Can you see the Clyde?
Does it sparkle or smell of formaldehyde?
I thought, She's lost it now,
I wish I'd never tried

La la la la Largs
La la Larkhall
Lower Largo

(from the album Radio Reckless)

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