It's a situation we can all imagine ourselves in - an ex-partner is getting married, we're invited, we get drunk and embarrassing at the reception. Twinkle, aka posh girl Lynn Ripley (who went to school with Camilla Parker-Bowles!) is a lyrical genius and this unbelievably good little number was relegated to the B-side of her final 60's single, Micky.
This song contains one of my favourite song lyrics ever. Pondering why they split up, Twinkle admits it was because she wouldn't have sex with him until they were married and says "it was a woman that he wanted, not a lady". How great is that? I thought she was going to say "...not a girl" first time I heard it and was taken aback by the simple brilliance of that turnaround.
Plus, well an American friend has nicknamed me Twinkle because I'm her favourite Brit-girl and I can live with that.
from B side to 'Micky' 45 (Instant IN 005) available on CD - Golden Lights (RPM)
03 Sep 05 ·skippedparts: Wow. I really want to find this song now. Great recommendation!