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Well I woke up in a strange bed with a girl I didn't know
So, politely as I could, I made my exit via the window
Maybe if I'd stayed for breakfast, maybe something might have happened
But there's nothing like amnesia to make you forget your manners
Hey hey hey

I walked out onto a quiet street in a town that's unfamiliar
Felt the morning on my skin and tasted perfume on the air
And I'm barefoot, because I lost my shoes at a party I don't remember
Found a quiet spot to sit and smoke and do a little reassessment
Hey hey hey

I left my life behind me
For a multicoloured summer
With not a trace but echoes and footprints in the dust
Yeah I left my life behind me
For a multicoloured summed
Went of the grid and lost myself to see what i could find
Yeah I left my life behind me
For a multicoloured summer, Hey hey hey

Got talking to an old man in a dingy backstreet cafe
Where the wine's served in a teacup with lipstick on the rim
He said "Dear boy, you looked troubled" as he sat down at my table
So i told to him the story of my multicoloured morning
Hey hey hey

He said "The best days of your life are spent where nobody can find you
So embrace it, feel the freedom of the street beneath your feet"
Well we sat there for a long time and we talked about the present
And when i looked back from the doorway he was nowhere to be seen
Hey hey hey

See I left my life behind me
For a multicoloured summer
With not a trace but echoes and footprints in the dust
Yeah I left my life behind me
For a multicoloured summed
Went of the grid and lost myself to see what i could find
Yeah I left my life behind me
For a multicoloured summer, Hey hey hey

Wrote a joke down on a postcard and sent it to your door
With no return address so you could follow me no more
Hey hey hey
Because the best days of your life are spent where nobody can find you
So embrace it, feel the freedom of the street beneath your feet
Yeah the best days of your life are spent where nobody can find you
So embrace it, feel the freedom of the street beneath your feet

That's why I left my life behind me
For a multicoloured summer
With not a trace but echoes and footprints in the dust
Yeah I left my life behind me
For a multicoloured summed
Went of the grid and lost myself to see what i could find
Yeah I left my life behind me
For a multicoloured summer, Hey hey hey

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