Wednesday, October 27, 2004
It must be a particularly British thing, this ability to write small, perfectly-formed kitchen-sink songs, because I can't think of anywhere else that I've heard anything like this. You start off with a big picture to set the scene - in this case the river, the night - and then you focus in very tightly on two people, meeting at Waterloo Underground station. Paul Weller wrote like this too. The sort of song that makes you feel warm, looking out of your window overlooking the city.