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DaveyAbram



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:07 am    Post subject: John Cooper Clarke Reply with quote

The misanthropic voice of my formative years. Remember this?

EVIDENTLY CHICKEN TOWN

the fucking cops are fucking keen
to fucking keep it fucking clean
the fucking chief's a fucking swine
who fucking draws a fucking line
at fucking fun and fucking games
the fucking kids he fucking blames
are nowhere to be fucking found
anywhere in chicken town

the fucking scene is fucking sad
the fucking news is fucking bad
the fucking weed is fucking turf
the fucking speed is fucking surf
the fucking folks are fucking daft
don't make me fucking laugh
it fucking hurts to look around
everywhere in chicken town

the fucking train is fucking late
you fucking wait you fucking wait
you're fucking lost and fucking found
stuck in fucking chicken town

the fucking view is fucking vile
for fucking miles and fucking miles
the fucking babies fucking cry
the fucking flowers fucking die
the fucking food is fucking muck
the fucking drains are fucking fucked
the colour scheme is fucking brown
everywhere in chicken town

the fucking pubs are fucking dull
the fucking clubs are fucking full
of fucking girls and fucking guys
with fucking murder in their eyes
a fucking bloke is fucking stabbed
waiting for a fucking cab
you fucking stay at fucking home
the fucking neighbors fucking moan
keep the fucking racket down
this is fucking chicken town

the fucking train is fucking late
you fucking wait you fucking wait
you're fucking lost and fucking found
stuck in fucking chicken town

the fucking pies are fucking old
the fucking chips are fucking cold
the fucking beer is fucking flat
the fucking flats have fucking rats
the fucking clocks are fucking wrong
the fucking days are fucking long
it fucking gets you fucking down
evidently chicken town
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DaveyAbram



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just realised this goes quite well to the tune of "The Red Flag"... Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, YES. Love JCC.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then there's
(I Married a) Monster from Outer Space
... which I may still have on vinyl somewhere


The milky way she walks around

All feet firmly off the ground

Two worlds collide, two worlds collide

Here comes the future bride

Gimme a lift to the lunar base

I wanna marry a monster from outer space



I fell in love with an alien being

whose skin was jelly - whose teeth were green

she had the big bug eyes and the death-ray glare

feet like water wings - purple hair

I was over the moon - I asked her back to my place

then I married the monster - from outer space



The days were numbered - the nights were spent

in a rent free furnished oxygen tent

when a cyborg chef served up moon beams

done super rapid on a laser beam

I needed nutrition to keep up the pace

when I married the monster from outer space



We walked out - tentacle in hand

you could sense that the earthlings would not understand

they'd go.. nudge nudge ...when we got off the bus

saying it's extra-terrestial - not like us

and it's bad enough with another race

but fuck me... a monster ...from outer space



In a cybernetic fit of rage

she pissed off to another age

she lives in 1999

with her new boyfriend - a blob of slime

each time I see her translucent face

I remember the monster from outer space
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing
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