The Candy Twins Edwyn Collins is Back (tribute song)




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Published on 25 Feb 2007

The Candy Twins Edwyn Collins tribute
Download single now on iTunes: id=256400582&s=143444

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Latest! Edwyn is playing/rehearsing again with his band. Fab news!

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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.

  • Category

  • Song

    • Edwyn Collins Is Back
  • Artist

    • The Candy Twins
  • Album

    • Dirty Love
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • Kobalt (AWAL Digital Limited) (on behalf of David Young)


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