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Therese

Therese – The Bodines

Sometimes i can’t tell if i like songs or not, and today it is this song’s turn. A song i’m sure i’ve decided somewhere in my past that i love, but today i’m not so sure. Of course any detraction i lay to it is outside of the song itself, coming from imagined social proddings, how cool it is and to whom, and whether or not it is appropriate for me to like. Stupid things. Ones that swell in proportion to my distance to it – to the last time i heard it and the last time i fell in love with it again. This song is so good.

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Therese

Therese – The Bodines

A really, really good song. A really, really British song. From the girl’s name used and troubadoured, to a jangle that could have only come from someone British in 1986, to the line “it scares the health out of me” which the rest of the world was neither ready, aspirational, nor had design enough on to turn into a pop lyric. That would all soon change though. The 19th placed song in the 1986 Festive Fifty.

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