Angillette

Julian Lennon & John McCurry

Help Yourself Limited EditionHelp Yourself UK
Angillette can be found on the above singles

Julian Lennon"That was the last song we wrote. We had the music for a whole year, and I loved it. I think it's beautiful. While in the studio, Pat [Leonard] and I were talking about a situation I'd been dealing with, about this friend of mine who was having a very difficult time and wanted to end her life. Pat came up to me with a photo of myself by the piano and wrote a caption underneath that read: 'Have A Nice Day with your Stoli and Gillette' (Stolichnaya vodka and Gillette razor blades). That phrase hit me right away, and I used it in this song. It's called ' Angillette' 'cause I obviously couldn't mention her real name. I tried to make her realize that we all make mistakes. No matter how much I tried to help her in that situation, there wasn't anything else I could do. I had given it everything I had, maybe more. I eventually played her the finished song and she went: 'Is this how it really was? and I said :'Yes, that's how it was.' It actually helped her."  
- Julian Lennon

The Lyrics

Have a nice day with your Stoli and Gillette
Break the chain awhile
Pretend that we just met
I've tried to help you, but you just don't understand
This love is really not the love that I had planned

Can't you give me what I give you day and night
Is life that hard that you have to let it go
She said that I'm in love with you
I said why can't this love be true
Can't you give back what I gave you
I want my life back, I want you

Please don't call me like you've always done before
As if I need to know am I your basic whore
Just don't tell me that your love is on the line
I'm sure the truth will tell, just give it some more time
I'm sick and tired of playing your little game
(If you tell me your side I will tell you mine)
I'd like to know if you can finally change
(If you tell me your side I will tell you mine)

Why don't you believe my story
I won't tell you lies
You know it's not my dream
And if I tell you lies
You'll only realize

This isn't working out, I can't go on like this
Can't you save her Lord 'cause I just seem to miss
There's only so much one can do to save a friend
I've given her my all, it's useless to the end
Please don't let her die, my mind just won't accept
She is not the kind of girl that's strong or has respect

She said that I'm in love with you
I said why can't this love be true
Can't you give back what I gave you
I want my life back, I want you
Cos I want you