Mono - “Slimcea Girl”
O, the ephemeralness of blossoms.
Slimcea Girl is a song sung by Siobhan de Maré, of the UK band Mono.
As she walked down the street The rain began to fall He called out But she passed on by Like she never noticed him at all Then the words of the song Remind her of those days Sees herself in the face of a stranger Sat in a station road cafe She remembers the day When things were going her way Only memories remain of The way she used to be Way she used to be She stays home every night And exaggerates her past Now he knows That slimcea girl And she lives alone in Prozac Park All the old photographs Were never thrown away She looks through them For what made her cry And then she decides live for today She remembers the day When things were going her way Only memories remain of The way she used to be Way she used to be “Why don't you come to me ?” “… I'll come with you” The way she used to be Way she used to be She'll never go back again The way she used to be Way she used to be She'll never go back again
Slimcea, of Slimcea Bread, is a dieting bread, i.e. advertised to women who wishes to stay slim.
Slimcea was a British brand selling reduced calorie foods between 1959 and the mid-1990s. The brand was launched in 1959 by Procea Products which became part of Cavenham Foods in 1965. It was sold to Spillers in 1975 which in turn was taken over by Dalgety plc in 1979.
The brand's flagship product was its reduced calorie bread, which was advertised with the tagline "Show them you're a Slimcea girl". The "Slimcea girls" featured in the advertisements were usually winners of national Slimmer Of The Year competitions. A reduced calorie sweetener was also produced under the brand, along with a number of less successful products such as UHT milk.
[2014-06-02 from Wikipedia Slimcea]
Look at the lyrics:
Now he knows That slimcea girl And she lives alone in Prozac Park
Just yesterday he is ignored like a stone. But now she has told him where she lives, and that she lives alone in the park of anti-depressant!
And look at the English idiom: “When things were going her way”. When things are not going your way, things are not well. You want things to go your way, as opposed to away. You want to be noticed, and be of interest.
another song of Siobhan de Maré ethereal voice is Mono “Ingénue”.