At Eight in a Spanish Bar

by Shibuya Crossings

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Released April 4th, At Eight In A Spanish Bar is the second single to be taken from London-based Shibuya Crossings’ forthcoming sophomore album DOYA (Depend On Your Alter-Ego) and continues the narrative-driven thrust of October 2010’s Take It Out On Me. It’s a simple story but an enduring one: where you can’t enjoy yourself for thinking about what you’re missing out on and it’s a theme that extends to band’s name.

Talking of the release, vocalist and guitarist Declan Harrington said:

We're really excited about getting the single and album out there and hearing people's reactions. We’re hitting the road soon as well and can’t wait to get playing live, it feels like we've been in the studio forever. We’ll also have a new video to get out there before long as well!

A literal translation of “Shibuya” is “Bitter Valley” and the poeticism of crossing a bitter valley captures the idea of At Eight In A Spanish Bar perfectly. If the grass is always greener wherever we’re not, let’s at least enjoy the crossing.

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Lyrics

Meet You at 8
In a Spanish Bar
If you're getting late
We won't get too far
Coz we're drinking all night

20 past 9
On the Spanish Wine
Think It's alright
Coz we still got time

What if you never get to know me at all
I think that we should never go

But you'll never get to know me at all
I Think that we should let it go

Now she wants to take the lead
We should wait until we see how things go
It won't be long

He's got his vices
she plays guitar
She doesn't like
how it's gone too far

She don't wanna get to know him at all
I think that we should let it go
She don't wanna get to know him at all
She says that she's gotta go

So he begs her not to leave
Doesn't want to make a scene
We should wait until we see
How things go
It won't be long

Everybody's watching us all the time
What a time, What a time, What a time

And it's all down to you
There's a time and place for it all
And if she's got no time for you
Still there's nothing wasted at all

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released April 4, 2011
Lyrics: D Harrington
Music: D Harrington & Shibuya Crossings

© 2011 Typically Magic Records

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