Girl in Black

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Track 6 on The Machines Album


A girl in a black dress, pulls up in a taxi
On a cold, winters day
Hawaiian eyes Parisian skies,
And then she turns and she walks away

At the Chelsea Hotel it’s not going well
And Johnny said "It'll end in trouble"

Now the girl in the black dress, gets back in her taxi,
She has done, what she came to do,
Another year and he's not here,
But I suppose, choice was not a feature...

At the Chelsea Hotel it’s not going well
And Johnny said "Oh man, this is trouble!"

At the Chelsea Hotel it’s not going well
And Johnny and Nico said "There's gonna be trouble!"

At the Chelsea Hotel it’s turned to burning hell
And Johnny and Nico and Jim said "Oh man, trouble!"

Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye
Goodbye Johnny, Goodbye Nico, Goodbye Jim
That's the last of him...


from The Machines, track releases December 12, 2022
Nick Paul - Guitar and Vocals
Stephen Reddihough - Bass and Backing Vocals
Steve Pegrum - Drums

Music / Lyrics by Nick Paul & Steve Pegrum
Arranged by Nick Paul & Steve Pegrum

Engineered by Barry Gardner
Produced by Steve Pegrum
Mastered by Barry Gardner at Safe and Sound Studios



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The Machines are a classic UK Punk, Rock 'n' Roll band formed in 1977 in the amphetamine rush of Punk, split in '78 and then regenerated in 2006. We all grew up listening to The New York Dolls, The Stooges, The Ramones and Patti Smith and we find this aesthetic still informs our sound. This all feeds into the Machines mix, helping to create a powerful live alchemy ... more

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