I ran into Squeeze's Up The Junction on accident. I bought this soundtrack for the movie, Brimstone & Treacle. I was a pretty big fan of the Police back then. The movie starred Sting as an unruly and sinister houseguest or some shit like that, and the soundtrack had a couple non-album Police tunes that I was after. I can't even listen to them much anymore, I think my girlf and I just played them to death. I didn't even bother with the reunion tour that surfaced last year. And besides, is there anyone who can stomach Sting these days? Whenever I see or hear of him these days, all I can do is roll my eyes. Wanker.
So, the lasting gem from that soundtrack turned out to be Up The Junction, by Squeeze. I think my favorite thing is how the song just tells the story straight through, no chorus or anything. The music is upbeat and very catchy, but the lyrics are sorta sad. My favorite line (which I used to title this post) is when he sings, "I'd beg for some forgiveness, but beggin's not my business." To me, it's like he knows it's fucked up and he'd like to make it better, but there's no point in trying because there really is no going back. All parties involved have moved on. It's a perfect pop song, to these ears.
Squeeze > Up The Junction