This is the second of the studio-produced songs. It's very different from the acoustic original so seemed unfamiliar to me at first, but I'm growing to love it.
"Strummer- the song is fantastic. The words are beautiful. Edwyn Collins is back! Unbelievable! Love Edwyn." Message from Mr Collins on my MySpace.
A casual introduction in 1983 Rip It Up danced into my brain I bought all your records that I could find I'm sure plenty of others did the same More than 20 years later we hear you're not well Your story is making the news I've never seen you live and now I fear I never will Famous but not how you'd choose
Edwyn Collins is back He was almost taken away Edwyn Collins is back, he's back With new songs on MySpace today
A Sad Lament we don't want to sing Brush a Johnny Teardrop away from my face If there's a Ghost of a Chance you'll perform again I Can't Help Myself I'll have to book a place You went fishing for salmon in New York Sang about Witch Queens in New Orleans Now Home Again with Grace and Will The Flesh of (your) Flesh is your team
Edwyn Collins is back He was almost taken away Edwyn Collins he's back he's back The Campaign for Real Rock holds sway
Your Testing Time, Pushing It To The Back of (your) Mind Punch Drunk from your Lean Period So we wait Graciously to hear your new CD In A Nutshell we're on Tenterhooks
Edwyn Collins is back He never really went away If he had have done he'd be number one Just like Jim Croce or Janis J
Edwyn Collins is back He's not there yet but he's coming back There's only one Edwyn Collins and he's back, he's coming back.