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2003-09-26My review: The Keys - Gurl Next Door (single)

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Gurl Next Door www.thekeysmusic.co.uk

Track listing:

1. Gurl Next Door
2. Listen The Leaves Are Falling

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Minus old drummer, Murry The Hump are back as The Keys. Their first single as a new band is a walleted Boobytrap singles club offering from 2002, which may or may not appear on the forthcoming album. It sounds little like their previous material... which is not a criticism as such, it just takes a little getting used to.

Gurl Next Door is a safe—if understated—choice of single, grooving with confidence over the familiar territory of fantasy love-life. Turn up the bass on this CD for best effect.

Whilst not displaying much lyrical depth, the band compensate musically in Listen The Leaves Are Falling with a relaxing string section and samples, including what sounds like a double bass and some farm animals. This is music to unwind with—or indeed fall asleep to—which I probably ought to point out I don't mean in a negative fashion. It's consumately pleasant.

All in all, a debut with two very different tracks, but one which reassures that no one person disappeared with all the talent.


GURL NEXT DOOR

What's my name, what's my name, what's my name now?
And what'll it be, what'll it be, what'll it be now?
I picture the scene, American Dream, American Dream now, oooh...

What'll it be, what'll it be, what'll it be now?
I'm totally dear, I'm totally clear, I'm totally sincere
And what's her name, what's her name, what's her name now, oooh...

CHORUS:
Oooh, I never felt this good before
I owe it all to myself
I don't need anybody else
And if it's true
I'm coming round to her door
I won't delay any more
For the girl next door

(The world is won, the woman is won, the world is woman)
She's totally dear, she's totally clear, she's totally sincere
And what's her name, what's her name, what's her name now, oooh...

CHORUS

The conversation made me fly
My audacity deserves a slap
I'm a spy at the house of love
I have my finger on her doorbell

CHORUS


LISTEN THE LEAVES ARE FALLING

CHORUS:
Listen the leaves are falling... all around...
Listen the leaves are falling... hear the sound...
They fall within the forest... they fall within the town...
Listen the leaves are falling... all around...

Listen the leaves are falling... through the air...
Listen the leaves are falling... everywhere...
They fall within the road... and the village square...
Yeah, listen the leaves are falling... through the air...

I lost my way... hey hey hey...
She's blown away with the summertime...

CHORUS

Listen... (x12)


All lyrics are, naturally, copyright the band.

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