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Beyond
the Pale 

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Grand Hotel

Brooker / Reid


Album: Grand Hotel 1973 and The Symphonic Music 1995), Live at the BBC (1999), One More Time (2000)One Eye to the Future (2008), The Best of – Then and Now (2010)

Picture sleeve: yes

Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes on this song

Cover-version: yes

  

Words by
Keith Reid

Tonight we sleep on silken sheets
We drink fine wine and eat rare meats
On Carousel and gambling stake
Our fortunes speed, and dissipate.
It's candlelight and chandelier,
It's silver plate and crystal clear.
It's serenade and sarabande,
The nights we stay at Hotel Grand

Tonight we dine at Hotel Ritz.
(A golden dish with every wish ).
It's mirrored walls, and velvet drapes,
Dry champagne, and bursting grapes.
Dover sole, and Oeufs Mornay,
Profiteroles and Peach Flambé,
The waiters dance on fingertips
The nights we dine at Hotel Ritz

One more toast to greet the morn
The wine and dine have danced till dawn
Where's my Continental Bride?
We'll Continental slip and slide
Early morning pinch and bite -
(These French girls always like to fight)
It's serenade and Sarabande,
The nights we stay at Hotel Grand
Les nuits qu'on passe à l'Hotel Grande.


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