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XTC — Playground
Album: Wasp Star
Avg rating:
6.1

Your rating:
Total ratings: 60









Released: 2000
Length: 4:10
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I climb up, spending daylight
slide down drunken on the other side
Some sweet girl, playing my wife,
runs off with a boy whose bike she'll ride

Playground (it's a playground)
Marked by the masters and bruised by the bullies in the
Playground (it's a playground)
Never stop rehearsing, rehearsing for the big square world

Bells will ring, door flings open
Hare and greyhound in the old kiss chase
You've been caught, game has ended
Smack on kisser from her slap on face

Playground (it's a playground)
We're marked by the masters and bruised by the bullies in the
Playground (it's a playground)
Never stop rehearsing, rehearsing for the big square world

Watch the leaves all tear away (one by one)
Leaving you but lined like an exercise book
What did your report once say (know the one)
This boy must try harder to please
From down on his knees

Playground, playground, careful what you say ground
Playground, playground, gonna make you pay-ground

Brain gets bent, heart gets broken
You can't jump off once the page is turned
School is out but never over
That's the only lesson you can learn

Playground (it's a playground)
We're marked by the masters and bruised by the bullies in the
Playground (it's a playground)
Never stop rehearsing, rehearsing for the big square

Playground (it's a playground)
Go for the high jump if you let 'em push you in the
Playground (it's a playground)
There's no escaping, escaping from their big square world

You may leave school, but it never leaves you
Comments (6)add comment
Great band!  Way better than average, with a wry sense of humor.
There are a few voices that I realize that I miss upon hearing them after a long hiatus...Michael Stipe, Morrisey, Natalie Merchant....and Andy Partridge.
 the_jake wrote:
Only 28 ratings at the time of this post. 
Going with a 6 rating.
Just a little better than average.

Based on the long time period between comments,  
I'm guessing this tune is not played often.
 
Going by the dates on the comments - it was played 18 years ago (once?) and again today!

I have not heard it until now.
Only 28 ratings at the time of this post. 
Going with a 6 rating.
Just a little better than average.

Based on the long time period between comments,  
I'm guessing this tune is not played often.
A great song on a great album by a great band. Thanks, bg......
Glad to see you adding cuts from this Bill!