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 (3)

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.

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