Six PicksBirthday

By | posted on 9th September 2015

Your weekly six picks comes to you a day early this week. It's my birthday, you see, and you're invited to a Six Picks birthday party.

It's a music-only party. No boring small-talk, and no inter-song wittering from me either. All I will say is that I asked for submissions and contributions, and this is what you offered. For that, I say a hearty thank you!

Altered Images - Happy Birthday

If they were me and I was you
Would you have liked a present too?

Peter Hammill - Birthday Special

There's parrots in the pantry
And there's lizards in the loo
There's bloaters in the bathroom
And this party is a zoo;
I'm sitting in the kitchen
Trying hard to talk to you
Birthday girl....

Pet Shop Boys - Birthday Boy

Birthday Boy
so afraid
plays the machines
in the arcade

Oh baby do you remember
he's been through all this before?
Spent the summer
getting nowhere
Taking all of the blame
for the city
calculating
from pain comes pity

Kirsty MacColl - Soho Square

And I’ll do anything but please don’t hurt me
Just kiss me quick ‘cos it’s my birthday
And I feel so small I don’t know why but no I’m not too old to cry

Sugarcubes - Birthday

Threads worms on a string
Keeps spiders in her pocket
Collects fly wings in a jar
Scrubs horse flies
And pinches them on a line
Ohhh...!

Concrete Blonde - Happy Birthday

Neon in the window
Sirens far away
News on the radio happy birthday
Happy birthday, happy birthday

The cake is a lie.