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Thomas Dolby – Leipzig lyrics

Thirty nine and you need some leeway
Soon you're eyeing the overseas page
The trains are running late as you close the garden gate
Steppin' through your steel front doorframe
"Dinner's in the microwave, sweetie"
Leipzig is calling you Henry (On the cardboard thoroughfare)
Leipzig is calling you Jane
Leipzig is calling you Leonard (The clouds run parallel)
Leipzig is calling you names
Cars were burning on yellow lines
Wheels turning, traffic lights change

Another misty bus-queue morning
Faces smile down from a hoarding
Stoop to the bin, drop something in
Well you'll soon feel yourself again
Everyplace is just the same, isn't it?
Leipzig is calling you, Benny (From the mouth of the megaphone)
Leipzig is calling you, James
Leipzig is calling you, Leonard (And other cartoon characters)
Leipzig is calling you names
Like the sound of taxi brakes
The sound of a dentist's drill
The colour of skates on ice under clingfilm
It's calling
Leipzig is calling you names
Hear it calling
Every place is just the same isn't it?
Leipzig is calling you, Benny (From the mouth of the megaphone)
Leipzig is calling you, James
Leipzig is calling you, Leonard (And other cartoon characters)
Leipzig is calling you names



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    I think the above comments are on the right track, but here is something to think about.
    At the time this song was written (1981), leipzig was in the old east germany (ddr), prior to reunification with the west. If anything leipzig would have been a much grimmer place to go to, at that time. I've just seen such a photo album of east germany pre-unification, it was quite a dump.
    Leipzig would have had an even bigger laugh!
    Saludos.
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