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Song of the Day (A-Z): Suede – Trash

Day 20 (T) & we’re listening to Trash by Suede. Trash was the first single from their ’96 album Coming Up. With it’s heroic depictions of the faded glamour of working class Britain & it’s soaring, reverb-drenched chorus it was a surefire hit for Suede at the absolute peak of Britpop’s chart success. It’s hard to imagine a song celebrating the underclass reaching number 3 in the charts in 2020.

Singer Brett Anderson describes Trash as being “about believing in the romance of the everyday.” He describes it as the soundtrack of is life & it’s about the ethos of Suede & about “being a Suede… person”.

Oh maybe, maybe it’s the clothes we wear
The tasteless bracelets and the dye in our hair
Maybe it’s our kookiness
Or maybe, maybe it’s our nowhere towns
Our nothing places and our cellophane sounds
Maybe it’s our looseness

But we’re trash, you and me
We’re the litter on the breeze
We’re the lovers on the streets
Just trash, me and you
It’s in everything we do
It’s in everything we do

Oh maybe, maybe it’s the things we say
The words we’ve heard and the music we play
Maybe it’s our cheapness
Or maybe, maybe it’s the times we’ve had
The lazy days and the crazes and the fads
Maybe it’s our sweetness

But we’re trash, you and me
We’re the litter on the breeze
We’re the lovers on the streets
Just trash, me and you
It’s in everything we do
It’s in everything we do

We’re trash, you and me
We’re the lovers on the streets
We’re the litter on the breeze
Just trash, me and you
It’s in everything we do
It’s in everything we do

Oh, you and me, yeah
You and me
(We’re the litter on the breeze)Oh, you and me, yeah
You and me
(It’s in everything we do)

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