1 January 1996

The Girlfriend-In-Minnesota Blues

This is, of course, autobiographical. You’ll have to imagine the music.

Woke up this mornin’

made myself some toast

Lurked in the hallway

waitin’ for the post

I hope my girl’s been gettin’

all the letters that I wrote her

’cause I’m stuck here in England

and she’s in Minnesota

[chorus]

Got the girlfriend in Minnesota blues

I gotta get some transatlantic news

You don’t want to be in my shoes

I got the girlfriend in Minnesota blues

Walked to the bus stop

to get myself a bus

Get my idle butt to work

stop makin’ such a fuss

I don’t want you to think that I’m

indelicate or crass

But I can’t stop imagining

the curves of her face

[chorus]

Got the girlfriend in Minnesota blues

I dream about her every time I snooze

I don’t have any air miles left to lose

I got the girlfriend in Minnesota blues

I make it through to lunchtime

Stop and take a break

Think about my girlfriend

What a couple we could make

We’re gonna get together

and I’m gonna try to please her

But I might die of frustration

while I’m waitin’ for the visa

[chorus]

Got the girlfriend in Minnesota blues

Not the kind of contraception I would choose

I think I’m goin’ blind from self-abuse

I got the girlfriend in Minnesota blues

Sittin’ in the living room

waitin’ all alone

Stayin’ up ’til 1AM

just so I can phone

I can sit and watch TV all night

or walk around the yard

But when I wake up in the morning

it can be kinda hard

[chorus]

Got the girlfriend in Minnesota blues

My VCR’s worn out from over-use

I’m thinkin’ maybe I should hit the booze

I got the girlfriend in Minnesota blues

1996

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