#15 Echo Beach

Some beach in Canada

#15 Echo Beach – Martha and the Muffins

Martha and the Muffins are one of those bands who really ought to be American but are, in fact, Canadian. Apparently the band had further success in their home country, although to all intents and purposes (i.e. in the real world) they were a proverbial one-hit-wonder. Having said that, Echo Beach has always been a favourite track of mine (I remember it used to be on the juke-box at Sheffield Uni in … 1980? and it was playing when I emerged from the “cloak-rooms” after some indulgence with a now defunct member of clock-DVA. Oh well.)

The beach itself is supposed to be imaginary (if you can believe Canadians have imaginations) although one release did feature a picture of Chesil beach (in Dorset, England). The track has also been covered by none other than Toyah (though why is a myth-thery) and she still includes it in her set when she tours (actually, I saw her on the one show a year a two a ago and she still looks pretty fit). Anyway, Echo Beach by Martha and the Muffins is number 15 in this particular playlist.

Lyrics

Any excuse

I know it’s out of fashion
And a trifle uncool
But I can’t help it
I’m a romantic fool
It’s a habit of mine
To watch the sun go down
On Echo beach, I watch the sun go down

From nine till five I have to spend my time at work
The job is very boring, I’m an office clerk
The only thing that helps pass the time away
Is knowing I’ll be back at Echo Beach some day

On a silent summer evening
The sky’s alive with light
Building in the distance
Surrealistic sight
On Echo Beach
Waves make the only sound
On Echo Beach
There’s not a soul around

From nine till five I have to spend my time at work
The job is very boring, I’m an office clerk
The only thing that helps pass the time away
Is knowing I’ll be back at Echo Beach some day

Echo Beach
Far away in time
Echo Beach
Far away in time

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