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His Latest Flame

from Songs About Girls by Prince Perry

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When I was a kid, my best pal Aubrey and I used to hang out in his living room and play old Elvis Presley '78's on a crappy turntable. In grade 4 we formed a 'band' and got permission from Mrs. Sacks to practice our lip syncing routine during class.

On the big day we set up tables in the music room as a stage with a cassette player underneath and a kid named Nelson to run it. The kids filed in and we took the stage, Aubrey in front, me to his left and I forget the other kids name to his right. The set list started out with Elvis of course and half-way through the song Aubrey began whispering loudly to Nelson under the table, "Close Your Eyes". He was of course referring to the Beatles tune as our next number but for some reason I thought he meant it literally and so I did. My string guitar strap broke during the second song but I kept my eyes closed for the rest of the set.

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His Latest Flame (Marie's the Name)

A very old friend came by today
'cause he was telling everyone in town
About the love that he just found
And marie's the name of his latest flame

He talked and talked and I heard him say
That she had the longest blackest hair
The prettiest green eyes anywhere
And marie's the name of his latest flame

Though I smiled the tears inside were a-burning
I wished him luck and then he said goodbye
He was gone but still his words kept returning
What else was there for me to do but cry

Would you believe that yesterday
This girl was in my arms and swore to me
She'd be mine eternally
And marie's the name of his latest flame

Though I smiled the tears inside were a-burning
I wished him luck and then he said goodbye
He was gone but still his words kept returning
What else was there for me to do but cry

Would you believe that yesterday
This girl was in my arms and swore to me
She'd be mine eternally
And marie's the name of his latest flame....

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from Songs About Girls, released December 12, 2009
Written by: Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman

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Charismatic, compelling and peripatetic, Prince Perry channels his coming of age idols of Elvis Costello, Terry Hall and Joe Strummer into a unique blend of passionate, ska-infused rock and roll that leaves you feeling like it’s not too late to be happy with your life. Or at least someone else's whom you know well enough to borrow their car. ... more

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