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I've been to a marvellous party (noël coward)

by The Divine Comedy. Buy album CD: Other Songs B - G

You know, quite for no reason
I'm here for the season
And high as a kite—
Living in error
With Maud at Cap Ferret
(Which couldn't be right)...
Everyone's here, and frightfully gay;
Nobody cares what people say,
Though the Riviera
Seems really much queerer
Than Rome at it's height!
On Wednesday night
I went to a marvellous party
With Noonoo, and Nada, and Nell—
It was in the fresh air,
And we went as we were,
And we stayed as we were,
(Which was hell)
Poor Grace started singing at midnight,
And she didn't stop singing 'til four—
We knew the excitement was bound to begin
When Laura got blind on Dubonnet and gin
And scratched her veneer with a Cartier pin!
I couldn't have liked it more!

I've been to a marvellous party
We played a wonderful game:
Maureen disappeared
And came back in a beard,
And we all had to guess at her name...
Cecil arrived wearing armour,
Some shells and a black feather boa—
Poor Millicent wore a surrealist comb
Made of bits of mosaic from St. Peter's in Rome,
But the weight was so great that she had to go home!
And I couldn't have liked it more!
I've been to a marvellous party
I must say the fun was intense;
We all had to do
What the people we knew
Might be doing a hundred years hence...
We talked about growing old gracefully,
And Elsie—who's seventy-four—
Said, "A) It's a question of being sincere,
And B) If you're supple you've got nothing to fear"—
Then she swung upside-down from a chandelier!
And I couldn't have liked it more!

It was the most fabulous excitement
I've never seen such a carry-on!
Obviously, it couldn't happen
Anywhere else but on the Riviera...
It was most peculiar—
You know, people's behaviour
Away from Belgravia
Would make you aghast!
So much variety,
Watching society
Scampering past...
You know, if you have any mind at all,
Gibbon's divine "Decline And Fall"—
Well, it sounds pretty flimsy
No more than a whimsy...
By way of contrast,
On Wednesday last

I went to a marvellous party
We didn't sit down 'til ten
You know, young Bobby Carr
Did a stunt at the bar
With a lot of extraordinary men!
And then Freda arrived with a turtle,
(Which shattered us all to the core)
And then the duchess passed out at a quarter to three
And suddenly Cyril cried "Fiddle-de-dee!",
Then he ripped off his trousers
And jumped in the sea!
And I couldn't have liked it more!

I've been to a marvellous party
Elyse made an entrance with May
You'd never have guessed
From her fisherman's vest
That her bust had been whittled away...
Poor Lulu got fried on Chianti
And talked about esprit de corps;
Louise made a couple of passes at Gus,
And Freddie—who hates any kind of a fuss—
Did half the Big Apple and twisted his truss—ha ha!
I couldn't have liked it more!

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Album: Other Songs B - G Lyrics
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  1. Bad Ambasador (acoustic)
  2. Becoming Alfie
  3. Birds of Paradise Farm
  4. Comme Beaucoup De Messieurs (feat. Valerie Lemercier)
  5. Comme beaucoup de messieurs (with french humourist valerie lemercier)
  6. Edward The Confessor
  7. Everybody Knows
  8. Famous
  9. Famous (the magnetic fields)
  10. Hate My Way
  11. Hate my way (throwing muses)
  12. I've been to a marvellous party (noël coward)
  13. If I Were You
  14. Intro
  15. Jackie
  16. Johnny Mathis Feet
  17. Johnny mathis' feet (american music club)
  18. Last stand in metroland
  19. Life's what you make it (talk talk)
  20. Lifes What You Make It
  21. Little Acts of Kindness
  22. London Irish
  23. Love is Lighter Than Air
  24. Love is lighter than air (the magnetic fields)
  25. Make It Easy on Yourself
  26. Make it easy on yourself (scott walker)
  27. Maryland electric rainstorm
  28. Middle Class Heroes (live SBE 96)
  29. Motorway to Damascus
  30. My imagineary friend
  31. My Lovely Horse
  32. Overstrand
  33. Perfect Love Song (Acoustic)
  34. Postcard to Rosie
  35. Radioactivity
  36. Radioactivity (kraftwerk)
  37. Song Of Love
  38. The Dead Only Quickly
  39. The dead only quickly (the magnetic fields)
  40. The heart of rock and roll
  41. There is a Light That Never Goes Out
  42. There is a light that never goes out (the smiths)
  43. Untitled Melody
  44. Untitled melody (edwyn collins)
  45. Vapour Trail
  46. Vapour trail (ride)
  47. With Whom To Dance
  48. With whom to dance (the magnetic fields)
  49. Guantanamo


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