Bound

Lyrics

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And I guess you could just say it
And I guess you just c-c-c-couldn’t say it
You’re love-bound
Love-bound

You’re out of bounds
Like your mother in the rain
Past the boundaries again

And the operator man
Puts you on hold again
But you just will not say it
Too much chocolate dip
Your a half-foot sandal
You’re on Seconal
Ah man, woman admit you're teletubbied again (2)

Love-bound

And you just couldn’t say it
And 
And you just can’t understand it

And your marshall in the rain 
Like a sheriff in the rain
Past the boundaries again (3)

And you just can’t understand it 
And you just can’t relate it

Love bound

And the marshall cries again
Like a sheriff in the rain
The TV lines are vain

Love bound

And you just can’t say it
And you just couldn’t just say it

Love bound
Love bound

I just can’t
I just couldn’t say it
And I just couldn’t say it
And the marshall cries again

And a man cries in pain
Love bound again
Broken
And I just couldn’t say it
And I just couldn’t say it
And I just couldn’t say it

Cos you’re love bound
You’re out of bounds
And you’re love bound

Notes

1. This was originally an instrumental number called "Love Bound" by a vanishingly obscure band called The Audio Arts; the song was reportedly featured on more than one compilation of Northern Soul. The Peel version bears the title "Bound Soul One."  

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2. Seconal is a brand name for secobarbital sodium, a barbiturate-derived drug: in short, a downer. "Teletubbies" was a British TV show for toddlers. In 1999 American evangelist Jerry Fallwell claimed that Tinky Winky, one of the characters, was a homosexual role model for children. This didn't happen in time for it to explain the lyric; however, claims that Tinky was gay apparently date from 1997.  

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3. A nod to the somewhat halfhearted theme of The Marshall Suite, the "crying marshall." All we really learn about him is that he cries, and that he leaves town to avoid a fashion exhibit.  

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Comments (3)

dannyno
  • 1. dannyno | 23/10/2013

You currently have:

"Too much chocolate-dip
Your half-foot sandals
You’re
Ah man, woman admit you're teletubbied again"

But I hear:

"Too much chocolate dip
Your a half foot sandal
You're on Seconal
Ah man, woman admit you're teletubbied again"

Dan

bzfgt
  • 2. bzfgt | 24/10/2013

Yep.

dannyno
  • 3. dannyno | 18/01/2017

I think it's worth recording the various meanings of the word "bound". Some of these are in the lyrics - "bound" as in "perimeter" or territorial limit - hence "out of bounds". But also "bound" as in restricted or tied up. So someone who is "love bound" could be imprisoned or confined by love. So someone who is "love bound" might be said to be "out of bounds". And also there's "bound" as in "headed towards" or "journeying in the direction of". So you might read it that way too.

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