The Lyrics Of Chris Difford
The double Ivor Novello winning, walking enigma that is Chris Difford, one half of the inimitable and timeless Squeeze: with his sometimes bewildering kitchen sink lyrics and urban folk stories, Difford has brought us characters and sketches from everyday life, turning that mundane into the beautiful, the urbane into the exquisite, for over 30 years.
With his writing partner, collaborator, friend and Squeeze co-founder Glenn Tilbrook, Chris has written the lyrics to some of the most enduring and best-loved songs of our time; Up The Junction, Cool For Cats, Black Coffee in Bed, Pulling Mussels (From The Shell), Tempted and Labelled With Love, to name but a few.
Along with Squeeze’s impressive cannon of material Difford has released 3 critically acclaimed solo albums, toured relentlessly both inside and outside of Squeeze, and as one of the country’s most respected songwriters it is only fitting his prose are collected in a book. Difford’s sagely observed lyrics are captured together for the first time in this exquisite volume and act as a conferment of his talents as a great lyricist.