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Cherry Beach Express, song lyrics

Song: Cherry Beach Express
Lyrics: Pukka Orchestra(1) (2)

Music: Pukka Orchestra(1) (2)
Year: 1984
Genre: New Wave
Country: Canada


I've got a bone to pick with you, not so friendly boys in blue.
You come out of the station, and into the street.
Everybody beats a hasty retreat.

Well it was late one Friday. I'm a little bit wrecked.
You're on your way to serve and protect(3).
You buzz out of a cruiser like bees from a hive,
And ask me if I want to go for a drive.
Go for a drive?

That's why I'm riding on the Cherry Beach Express.
My ribs are broken and my face is in a mess.
And I made all my statements under duress!

52 Division(4), handcuffed to a chair.
I'm joining the lineup to fall down the stairs.
I tell you I'm innocent. I try to explain.
"we're just making sure you don't do it again".
Do what again?
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That's why you're riding on the Cherry Beach Express.
Your ribs are broken and your face is in a mess.
And we strongly suggest you confess!

I confess!
I confess I'm mystified, by the way you're occupied.
I confess I'm horrified. Why are you so terrified?
Does the pain get any less if I confess?
And I made all my statements under duress.
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52 Division, handcuffed to a chair.
I'm joining the lineup to fall down the stairs.
I tell you I'm innocent. I try to explain.
"We're just making sure you don't do it again."
Do what again?

That's why I'm riding on the Cherry Beach Express.
My ribs are broken and my face is in a mess.
That's why I'm riding on the Cherry Beach Express.
And I never dreamed it would be like this.
I never dreamed it would be like this.
I never dreamed it would be like this.
(spoken)
I never dreamed it would be like this.


Notes:

1 - The Pukka Orchestra was a band from Toronto Canada

2 - The Pukka Orchestra was comprised of: Neil Chapman, Tony Duggan-Smith and Graeme Williamson

3 - "To serve and protect" is the motto for the Toronto Police Services, which is on their police cruisers.

4 - 52 Division is the downtown Toronto police division that includes Cherry Beach.