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Tempted
Written by Glenn Tilbrook-Chris Difford
Appears on   1000 Years of Popular Music   (2003)
"RT" Disc 4 - Songs Pour Down Like Silver   (2006)
1000 Years of Popular Music DVD   (2006)

I bought a toothbrush, some toothpaste
A flannel for my face
Pyjamas, a hairbrush
New shoes and a case
I said to my reflection
Let's get out of this place
Past the church and the steeple
The laundry on the hill
Billboards and the buildings
Memories of it still
Keep calling and calling
But forget it all
I know i will

Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered
What's been going on
Now that you have gone
There's no other
Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered

I'm at the car park, the airport
The baggage carousel
The people keep on crowding
I'm wishing i was well
I said it's no occasion
It's no story i could tell

At my bedside empty pocket
A foot without a sock
Your body gets much closer
I fumble for the clock
Alarmed by the seduction
I wish that it would stop

I bought a novel, some perfume
A fortune all for you
But it's not my conscience
That hates to be untrue
I asked of my reflection
Tell me what is there to do

EMI Blackwood Music Inc./BMI
Great blue-eyed soul from Tilbrook and Difford, heirs to The Beatles' mantle of melodic pop. This was a minor US hit for Squeeze, and failed to crack the UK Top 40.