Normandy (On A Beach In)



You're tired and weary, wondering if you'll ever go home (home)
Because it's long and lonely walking down the beach on your own (on your own)

On a beach in Normandy (On a beach in Normandy)
On a beach in Normandy

You're walking from Caen, you go to where a marsh is now (now)
Because you're lonely and dismal, looking for a place to go (to go)

On a beach in Normandy (On a beach in Normandy)
On a beach in Normandy

It's cold and windy, you haven't had a bite to eat (to eat)
Because you've spent your money, you'll end up blagging on the street (on the street)

On a beach in Normandy (On a beach in Normandy)
On a beach in Normandy

On a beach in Normandy
On a beach in Normandy

You're alone, all alone, all alone, on your own
You're alone, all alone, on your own


Lyrics by:
Squire / Brown

Music by:
Squire / Brown

Written:
1983

Personnel:
Kaiser / Ian Brown (vocals)
John Squire (guitar)
Andy Couzens (rhythm guitar)
Mani / Pete Garner (bass)
Chris Goodwin (drums)

Produced by:
N / K

Available on:
The Ultimate Rarities (2.22)

First live performance:
Never performed live.

Details:
This 1983 demo by The Waterfront came as a result of a songwriting coach trip to France. The Beatles supposedly took their name from the 1953 Marlon Brando film, 'The Wild One'; another Brando film, 'On the Waterfront' (1954), provided the name for this early incarnation of The Stone Roses. Only two demo tracks were recorded by this Orange Juice sounding outfit. The Waterfront were sometimes known as The Fireside Chaps. The Angry Young Teddy Bears was another name adopted around this time - someone once wrote that the band were "teddy bears capable of a nasty bite" (source: Melody Maker, 3rd June 1989).


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