Afternoon Disco

Afternoon Disco

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There's official offal, manufactured unofficially
Paper and procedures from big wheels rolling
Plaque-ridden officials keep swimming
I get to--through them
You're not welcome here in the city
On a small island part of town
A bleachified played up so much that you could see the teeth falling out

Afternoon disco
Bald headed idiots
Wouldn't let 'em in a barn dance

Include the town, it is now a city
On a small portion of the town, on a corner of your city
He said: "I love you so I want to be sick"
I go home slow

Small part of town
Laughing at the rain
The Athenian building blending
The town, small, it is now a city
And all rejoice

Notes

1. This is an outtake, most likely from some time between 2006 and 2014, as it's on a bootleg labeled Outtakes 2006-2014. It sounds like it might be an outtake from Your Future Our Clutter, so I have put it in the 2010 pile.

Thanks to Doc for the transcription.

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More Information

I don't have any more information, but this section appears under every other song so I'll be damned if I'm going to omit it here.

Comments (4)

Orlando
  • 1. Orlando | 06/05/2019
An explanation on city status in the UK:

"Since 2000, city status has been awarded to towns or local government districts by competition on special occasions. A large number of towns have applied for the honour in recent decades including Blackpool, Colchester, Croydon, Gateshead, Ipswich, Middlesbrough, Milton Keynes, Reading and Swindon. Four successful applicants in England have become cities, as well as two in Wales; in 2000 for the Millennium Celebrations, the new cities were Brighton and Hove and Wolverhampton; in 2002 for the Queen's Golden Jubilee it was Preston and Newport, and in 2012 for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee it was Chelmsford and St Asaph."

Is the song about a real city? Probsbly not. Which of these cities has "Athenian buildings."
dannyno
  • 2. dannyno | 18/05/2019
My transcription varies a little:


There's official offal, manufactured unofficially
Paper and procedures from big wheels rolling
Plaque-ridden officials keep swimming
I get [ ] through them
You're not welcome here in this city
On a small island part of town
A bleachified played up so much that you could see the teeth falling out

Afternoon disco
Bald-headed idiots
Wouldn't let 'em in a barn dance

Include the town, it is now city
On a small portion of the town, on a corner of your city
He said, "I love you so, I wanna be sick, I go home slow"

Small part of town, laughing at the rain
The Athenian buildings blending
The town, small, it is now a city, we can all rejoice
bzfgt
  • 3. bzfgt (link) | 07/06/2019
OK I guess I have to listen to it...

Sounds like "I get to brew them"

Almost "in abandon" or something besides "barn dance," but not sure and that might be it

I feel like it's "including the town, it is now a city" with some of that swallowed. So tough judging between the two transcriptions.

I wonder where the "now a city" came from, is there another version Doc was working from?

"Athenian building," I hear no 's' at all

Last bit, "it" kind of swallowed," maybe "we can" kind of swallowed, or just "and all rejoice"
bzfgt
  • 4. bzfgt (link) | 07/06/2019
I listened 5 times, I can't hear the "we can" although if it's implied, then it's "...n all rejoice"..."and all rejoice" seems closest

Not sure about the quotation marks, just making it two lines with no quotation marks would be less of an interpretation but it also may be more confusing

That can be revisited. The rest I think is as close as can be.

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