Acrylic Afternoons (song)

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I fell asleep on your sofa
and I had a dream about a small child
in dungarees
who caught his hands in the doors of the Paris metro
Then my face cracked open and you were there
you were there
dressed in green
saying something obscene
But that's why I came here in the first place
Oh well that and the tea

Can I stay here
lying under the table together with you now?
Can I hold you?
Forever in acrylic afternoons
I want to hold you tight
whilst children play outside
and they wait for their mothers
to finish with lovers
and call them inside for their tea

Cushions and TV
and the table's set for tea
One for you, one for me
Come and lie down on the settee
In that green jumper
you can have anything you want
and the, the clock is saying that it's half past four
but you know, you know I want to, I want to stay a little more
I want to stay a little more

Can I stay here
lying under the table together with you now?
Can I hold you?
Forever in acrylic afternoons
I want to hold you tight
whilst children play outside
and they wait for their mothers
to finish with lovers
and call them inside for their tea

On a pink quilted eiderdown
I want to pull your knickers down
Net curtains blowing slightly in the breeze
Lemonade light filtering through the trees
It's so soft and it's warm
Just another cup of tea please
One lump, yeah - thank you
thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you...
Woooooo!

Can I stay here
lying under the table together with you now?
Can I hold you?
Forever in acrylic afternoons
I want to hold you tight
whilst children play outside
and they wait for their mothers
to finish with lovers
and call them inside for their tea

Oh Wayne, Julie, Diane, Heather, Rachel - come home

Alternative versions

Acrylic Afternoons (Peel Session)

Notes

  • In early live versions of this song, it was a rabbit in dungarees, rather than a small child, who got his fingers trapped in the doors of the Paris metro. This was presumably derived from the sign below, which warns child to keep their fingers away from the metro doors.
    Sticker found on Paris metro train doors

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