Statcounter

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

MARK E. SMITH: MODERN DAY SHAKESPEARE


Mark E. Smith, more like Mark E. Wordsmith, eh readers? I love the lyrics of Mark E. Smith and The Fall. They always make me think about things. I'm not sure what things they make me think about but I certainly think about them. There are many examples of great lyrics from the band's three hundred and forty eight year career but here are the lyrics from my favourite ditty by the band:

THE MUTTERABLE

A venn diagram. A venn diaaagraaammm.
Plastic Nepalese storage units from Nepal
made of
made of
Plastic! Yeah.

I don't like people, very much.
I don't like people verrrry muuuch.
Venn diagram. Venn diagram. Yeah.

There is no cure for the mutterable.
The mutterable of East Anglian anorak wearer.
East Anglian anorak wearer. Yeah.
On the bus. On the bus.
Rosa Parks didn't like sitting at the back very much.

I heard you fiendish and beige
A large Ulster fry. An Ulster fry.
Yeah.
An Ulster fry. On Death row in East Anglia.
We release 78 albums a year. Yeah.

I don't like people, very much.
I don't like people verrrry muuuch.
Venn diagram. Venn diagram. Yeah.

24 hour newsagents.
A packet of Fox's Glacier Mints or the Iran Contra Affair.
They named the park after Arthur C. Clarke.
His sister was Petula. She was unusual-ah.
Fox's Glarier Mints. Fox's Glacier Mints. Yeah.

Failed scent of aroma versatile
Colonel Gaddafi got stabbed in the jaxi.
He should have hailed a taxi to...
East Anglia. East Anglia. Yeah. Iran Contra Affair.
Anyway. It makes no difference to me.

I don't like people, very much.
I don't like people verrrry muuuch.
Venn diagram. Venn diagram. Yeah.

Crystal. I Ching. Kerching.
Feng shui. Hong Kong Phooey.
The future is reminiscent of the future.
The Hair Bear Bunch invited to brunch. Iran Contra Affair.
Iran Contra Affair. Yeah.

Libya is next to Sudan and I drive a Sedan.
Iran Contra Affair. Yeah.
Hatchback hunchback
Backpack wolf pack
and I'm glad John Peel is dead

I don't like people, very much.
I don't like people verrrry muuuch.
Venn diagram. Venn diagram. Yeah.
Venn diagram. Venn diagram. Yeah.
Venn diagram. Venn diagram. Yeah.
Scallions.
Venn diagram. Venn diagram. Yeah.
I don't like people verrrry muuuch.

Makes you think doesn't it? Mark E. Smith is like a modern day Shakespeare. A modern day Shakespeare muttering in his sleep. Here's another song by Mark and The Fall. Turn the volume up full and have a little dance around the room why don't you? Go on. Go on. I won't tell anyone.

2 comments:

Philip Barrett said...

You just made me look this up to check for sure, you scamp.

Fugger said...

Oh it's real. Here's a ditty covered by the band that has brought me great pleasure in my time as a human on your world:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P0OYWZeiCI&feature=related

Another one to have a bit of a dance about the room to.