Don't Call Me Darling

Lyrics

[first two lines whispered by Brix]
Don't call me darling

Don't call me darling

Harbouring on it
hates this
wants this
she hates this

Brix:
Don't call me darling
Don't call me darling
Don't call me darling
Don't call me darling

The long black hair
of wretched bluebottle (1)
darting all over
to no avail
I got zero tolerance
My head full 
Pack a wool sweater
>>Don't call me darling
>>Don't call me darling
>>Don't call me darling
>>Don't call me darling

People hate beauty
I cannot fathom it
They smell of oak paneling
voices thick with
Bouncing Jackson
with stupidity

Brix:
Don't call me darling
Don't call me darling
Don't call me darling
Don't call me darling
Don't call me darling

Soon there will be dancing
around the queue
Strippy, high and cheap
why do people hate beauty
I cannot fathom it
bouncing...

Brix:
Don't call me darling
Don't call me darling

Don't call me darling
Don't call me darling
Don't call me darling
Don't call me darling
Don't call me darling...

Notes

1. A bluebottle can be a fly, a parasitic wasp, a squeaky-voiced Boy Scout played by Peter Sellers on the 1950s British radio comedy The Goon Show, or a police officer. Here my money's on the wasp.  ^

Comments (6)

dannyno
  • 1. dannyno | 26/04/2013
"blue bottle" is more likely to be the fly than the wasp. The wasp is obscure, the fly a byword for annoying buzzing.
Junkman
  • 2. Junkman | 26/03/2018
Been trying to decode that last line of verse 2. Not having much luck. I was fairly certain the last two words were "wood floor", and just heard the live version on Time Enough At Last where he sings "with my head full of splinters", which seems to suggest it's a wood something. But even so the closest I can get is "My head full pack of wood floor".

Pretty sure it's "wrenching bluebottle" though.
bzfgt
  • 3. bzfgt (link) | 07/04/2018
"Pack a wool sweater" is what I seem to hear.
Barnet
  • 4. Barnet | 14/04/2019
Isn't it 'paca wool sweaters' as in alpaca. Still doesn't make any sense.

Phoenix Festival - 'The long black tentacles of a re(n)tching blue bottle'

David Allan Coe - You Never Even Called Me By My Name

'Well it was all that I could do to keep from crying.
Sometimes it seems so useless to remain.
But you don't have to call me darlin'. darlin
You never even called me by my name.'

Sort of thing that would appear on a cheesy trucking comp.
Bollocks
  • 5. Bollocks | 24/04/2019
"'Bouncing Jackson' is a poem I wrote about connections with carpets. A (...). Hup!" (during "Don't Call Me Darling 20 March 1995 Roadhouse, Manchester.

Carpets? Inspiral? DId they wear 'paca sweaters?
dannyno
  • 6. dannyno | 06/05/2019
In 1994, MES appeared on the Inspiral Carpets' I Want You. The single version anyway. The album version was on their album Devil Hopping (bouncing?). All seems a bit tenuous, but there is clearly a recent Carpets connection if you want one.

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