"Great" lyrics

iscalad

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Now there have been a few threads on lyrics but not one on "great" lyrics. Great in inverted commas of course as this is light-hearted. There are loads out there, so I will start with just 3

"Drink up your cider George, and get up off the mat
Drink up your cider George, put on thy Sunday hat
'Cos we're off to Barrow Gurney for to see my brother Ernie,
And there's still more cider in the vat!"


"Now Sue, she ran between them and tried to keep them apart
And Ernie, he pushed her aside and a rock cake caught him underneath his heart

And he looked up in pained surprise and the concrete hardened crust
Of a stale pork pie caught him in the eye and Ernie bit the dust
"


"Whatever happened to Leon Trotsky?
He got an ice pick
That made his ears burn
"
 

Spoonz Red E

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Another good one.

Interesting causal connection between the cold and rain and feeling like an actor. Any ideas on that Spoonz ?
At the risk of being a complete pseud ...
For me, taking the subject matter of the song, it conjures up the Hollywood trope of using poor weather to signal characters being stoic in adversity.
There's also the suggested element of rain on the face being a metaphor/substitute for actual crying.
 

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I like the lyrics of Ugly; another from the mighty Stranglers. An extract:

I guess I shouldn't have strangled her to death
But I had to go to work and she had laced my coffee with acid
Normally I wouldn't have minded
But I'm allergic to sulfuric acid
Besides she had acne
And if you've got acne well I apologize for disliking it intensely.
But it's understandable that ugly people have got complexes
I mean it seems to me that ugly people don't have a chance
It's only the children or the fuc*ing wealthy who tend to be good looking
 

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Mr Frears, had sticky out ears
And it made him awful shy
And so they gave him medicinal compound
And now he's learning how to fly
 

IndoMike

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I'll join in. These lyrics always stick in my mind. " Sketches of China" : Jefferson Airplane.

"Let me tell you bout a man I knew
He roamed the depth and the breadth of China
On a horse that he grew himself
From the bark of a tree on mainland China
And he had a time yes he had the time of his life in China
He carried strife and harmony to all the people on the mainland"
 

Mr Jinx

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Sup up your beer and collect your fags
There's a row going on down near slough
Get out your mat and pray to the west
I'll get out mine and pray for myself


...in fact any line in that song is a classic
 
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