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Lyrics to Editions Of You

Lyrics to the song Editions Of You as recorded by Roxy Music.

Well I'm here looking through an old picture frame
Just waiting for the perfect view
I hope something special will step into my life
Another fine edition of you
A pin-up done in shades of blue

Sometimes you find you're yearning for the quiet life
The country air and all of its joys
But badgers couldn't compensate at twice the price
For just another night with the boys oh yeah
And boys will be boys will be boys

They say love's a gamble hard to win easy to lose
And while sun shines you'd better make hay
So if life is your table and fate is the wheel
Then let the chips fall where they may
In modern times the modern way

And as I was drifting past the Lorelei
I heard those slinky sirens wail, ooo
So look out sailor when you hear them croon
You'll never be the same again, oh no
Their crazy music drives you insane, this way

So love me, leave me, do what you will
Who knows what tomorrow might bring
Learn from your mistakes is my only advice
And stay cool is still the main rule
Don't play yourself for a fool
Too much cheesecake too soon
Old money's better than new
No mention in the latest Tribune
And don't let this happen to you

Editions Of You

Album Track

If there had to be a second single release from the For Your Pleasure album then this would have been it. This track has been cited in some punk quarters as the first punk song ever written. The instrumental solos swapped from Andy Mackay's famous duckwalk sax solo to Eno's wildest treatments, which no other Roxy/Ferry keyboard player has ever managed to replicate since, to one of  Phil Manzanera's finest guitar breaks, and all in one song.

The song was used as the b-side to the various single releases of Do The Strand. It was played on all the Roxy tours and on Bryan Ferry's 1994 Mamouna tour.

Editions Of You has been covered by Men Without Hats & Mudhoney.

Song Musicians

Editions Of You is on the following Roxy Music and Solo Albums