He’s Nothing Special She’s Not Too Smart

He’s Nothing Special She’s Not Too Smart

My blogging friends have been telling me to get involved with a weekly music event called Song Lyric Sunday. So, as per the instructions, I have chosen a song that included the word “smart”.

I picked this song because I like the story telling quality of the lyrics. I do remember the band Sleeper during the nineties. I owned their album named “Smart”. This song is called “Inbetweener”, and once you read the lyrics you will discern quite an amusing story of a relationship that can only be defined as an “inbetweener”. Or is it the chap who is the “inbetweener”? I’ll leave that for you to decide.

Lyrics By: Louise Wener

She's shopping for kicks, got the weekend to get through
Keeping the rain off her Saturday hairdo
She stops for a coffee, she smiles at the waiter
He winks at his friends and they laugh at her later
He's cleaning his car on his pebbledash driveway
New chamois leather he got for his birthday
He reads Harold Robbins, flirts with his neighbour
Ignores her at breakfast, he's reading the paper
He dreams of a roller, she dreams of a fast getaway.
He's not a prince, he's not a king
She's not a work of art or anything
It makes no sense another year
What kind of A to Z would get you here
He's nothing special, she's not too smart
He studies fashion, she studies art
I thought I told you right from the start
You were just my inbetween
Just my inbetween
You're such an inbetweener.
She went to the dream boys, got tickets from Keith Prowse
She cancelled his lifelong subscription to Penthouse
She goes round the corner she sees Harry Conway
She says to herself that she'll leave him on Monday
He dreams of a roller she dreams of a fast getaway.
He's not a prince, he's not a king
She's not a work of art or anything
It makes no sense another year
What kind of A to Z would get you here
He's nothing special, she's not too smart
He studies fashion, she studies art
I thought I told you right from the start
You were just my inbetween
Just my inbetween
You're such an inbetweener.
Now it's much too late to ask me where I've been
You were just my inbetweener 

8 thoughts on “He’s Nothing Special She’s Not Too Smart

  1. Great song. I think you are right, there is real lyrical storytelling with this song.
    Ben liked it too. He asked me to find out if Mel has heard of it. He gets wound up because whenever he finds new music he likes, Mel and “Harry” have already seen them live. If you can find a track they have never heard before then is seriously impressed.

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