One long June
I came down from the trees
and kerbstone cool
You were a freshly painted angel
Walking on walls
Stealing booze and hour-long hungry kisses

Elbow - Lippy Kids lyrics meaning


In this verse, Garvey refers back to his 'simian stroll' line with the image of coming down from the trees. He also continues to mix, in his inimitable way, the poetic with the everyday - 'You were freshly painted angel walking on walls, stealing booze'.

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