The Famous Dixons - LETS GET THIS STRAIGHT
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Let's Get This Straight From the Start
Mercury, November 1982
7 inch single (DEXYS 11)
12 inch single (DEXYS 1112)

Side A:
Let's Get This Straight From the Start

Side B:
Old
Respect - Live
(12 inch only)
Recorded at Shaftesbury Theatre London in 1982

Seb Shelton: Wooden Block
John Edwards: Bass Guitar
Billy Adams: Acoustic Guitar
Micky and Spike: Acoustic Piano
Steve Brennan: Accordian and Violin
Roger MacDuff: Violin
Helen O'Hara: Violin
Kevin Rowland: Singing
Extra singing by The Brothers Just:
George Chandler
Jimmy Thomas
Simon Solace

Let's Get This Straight From the Start
What's that on the start?
Oh, C'mon let's get this straight from the start
Who's that? Who's that? What's his part?
Tell him to come back tomorrow
And we'll start
(You keep saying) What did I say?
(You keep saying) Tell me what did I say?
(Pardon me) Please (Pardon me) Oh
I'll tell you come round here
Singing let's get this straight from the start
I'll tell you this is something
I don't even understand
These people round here
Have their own way of thinking
Some of them get angry
With things out of hand
Oh, just watch what you're saying
That's not what I'm thinking
(You keep saying) What did I say?
(You keep saying) So what did I say?
Well listen it's "Come round here and go"
Yes let's get this straight from the start
Oh, I don't believe
(You'd better look at what you think)
Because these people round here
Have ideas of their own
What's that? What's that?
Repeating part
Who's that playing? What's his part?
Tell him - Come back tomorrow
And start
(Pardon me) Oh (Pardon me) Please
I'll tell you, come round here
'Cos I want to get this straight from the start

Old
Old, long memories
Must keep all the cold away
Is that what you say?
No sense to dwell
Old, are you ridiculed
And turned away?
No attention paid?
I thought as much
Yes and the dumb patriots
Have their say
Only see their way
Nothing to sell
And worse from us
So obvious, preposterous
When you think of the time
That each has spent
Words heaven sent
And truly meant to show
Old, if I sit down
Will I learn this day?
I'll hear all you say
I won't go away
Old, long memories
To keep the cold away
One long winter day
Because you're old

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