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"End of the Pier" is a song by Andy Partridge. It appeared on Andy's Fuzzy Warbles Volume 6 in 2004.

QuotesEdit

Andy: “Finally a song from 1990 that fell out from between ‘The Ugly Underneath’ and ‘Holly Up on Poppy’ timewise. I remember kicking it about half-heartedly in rehearsals of Nonsuch but something was bugging me about it. Was it too related to ‘Seagulls Screaming’ musically, lyrically? Something didn't click. But hey, it sounds fine to my ears now, not a bad song at all. In fact is this one of my better lyrics ever? Why do seasides in Britain do this to me? With their sense of forced jollity and monumental decay. They are places of surreality, disappointment and fractured friendships. One long self abusement arcade. A look at the dream until the coin in the telescope drops with the sign ‘Out of Time’, and we are. See you on seven and eight.”

LyricsEdit

rock legs gammon garter kicking

trip week to the floor and

kiss me quick one last time


pinball plimsoll plaice and perfume,

vinegar the sweet fish

swims away from my line


what the butler saw was heaven

ice cream clam and legs eleven

what the butler saw was heaven

now the coin's dropped

it's clear

guess this is the end of the pier


you look saucy in the

Stetson beetle fringe and bingo!

we'll pretend we're newlyweds

postcards, home you went

the tide comes in

to melt our castle

built alone in sandy beds


what the butler saw was heaven

cat who got the cream in Devon

what the butler saw was heaven

now the coin's dropped

it's clear

guess this is the end of the pier


kiss me quick and squeeze me slow oh oh oh

out goes love and in comes woe woe woe


what the butler saw was heaven

ice cream clam and legs eleven

what the butler saw was heaven

now the coin's dropped

it's clear

we can go no further than here

(now I realize that I'm the souvenir)

so what the butler saw was heaven

cat who got the cream in Devon

what the butler saw was heaven

now the coin's dropped

it's clear

guess this is the end

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