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Peaches - The Stranglers

"Peaches" is a song and single by The Stranglers. It was one of the big summer hits of 1977 in the UK, a close rival to The Sex Pistols' "God Save The Queen" in terms of notoriety.

While "God Save the Queen" was notorious for its political sentiment, "Peaches" was controversial because of its sexual content: the song's narrator is girl-watching on a crowded beach one hot summer day. It is never made clear if his lascivious thoughts (such as "there goes a girl and a half") are an interior monologue, comments to his mates, or come-on lines to the attractive women in question. Critic Tom Maginnis writes that Cornwell sings with "a lecherous sneer, the sexual tension is so unrelenting as to spill into macho parody or even censor bating[sic] territory."

The lyrics of the song include a word that sounds somewhat like clitoris. There is some debate over whether the word is really "clitoris" or whether it is in fact clitares, a French bathing costume, which more closely fits the context of the lyric - "Is she trying to get out of that clitares?". It is likely, however, that the line is actually a double entendre encompassing both meanings. The song is driven by a particularly forthright bass line.

The Stranglers - Peaches by EMI_Music

Scroll and Sing:
Strolling along minding my own business
There goes a girl and a half
She's got me going up and down (x2)
Walking on the beaches looking at the peaches

Well I got the notion girl that
You got some sun tan lotion in that bottle of yours
Spread it all over my peeling skin baby
That feels real good
All this skirt
Lapping up the sun
Lap me up
(Why don't you come on and)
Lap me up
Walking on the beaches looking at the peaches

There goes another one
Just lying down on the sand dunes
Better go and take a swim
And see if I can cool down a little bit
'Cos you and me woman
We got a lotta things on our minds
(You know what I mean)
Walking on the beaches looking at the peaches

Will you take a look over there?
Is she trying to get out of that clitares
Liberation for women
That's what I preach
Preacher man
Walking on the beaches looking at the peaches

Oh shit! There goes the charabang
Looks like I'm gonna be stuck here the whole summer
Well what a bummer
I can think of a lot worse places to be
Like down in the street
Or down in the sewer
Or even on the end of a skewer

Down on the beaches looking at the peaches

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