God Box

Lyrics

(1)

MES: It's good that one innit. What is it?
BES: It's something I'm working on
MES: Right

Couldn't handle, had to be
I turned on US TV
Early empires sleeping, Pacific time frame
Redhead skinny with back leg-brace
He danced behind a singer
Who sung just like

God box
God box
God box
God box

Gimme god box
I say god box
God box, early
Tube stop, lazy
Cut off, early
God box
Gimme God box
I said
God box
Narco tube stops
Gimme god box

I was taken under the sea
Water, water coming in over me
I'm gulping water under the lake
Oh my god give me sleep, inundate

God box
God box

Gimme god box
I say god box
God box, early
Tube stop, lazy
Cut off, early
God box
Gimme God box
I said
God box
Narco tube stops
Gimme god box

Thousand evils indefinitely
Womb shapes by a cold sea
At 9, UK time
We dropped off before god box documentary

Notes

1. The Story of the Fall summarizes the apparent story here:

The press release for this one, announces Brix's full-time debut as a member of The Fall. And, indeed, there she is chatting with her hubby at the beginning of the song. Utilising 'I've Gone Mental' by The Ramones, this one was apparently inspired by Fall-ing asleep in front of the telly - a method of inspiration I'm sure informs many a Fall ditty, judging by the amount of televisual references in their songs. Onywise, on this occasion, the programme in question, from an American religious channel has induced a womb-like dream. Again, MES takes a well known phrase (God Box), and, like when you repeat a word and it becomes nonsensical or strange, revitalises it.

From Dan: According to Brix's autobiography, The Rise, The Fall, and The Rise, this song started life as "Can't Stop the Flooding" - a song Brix wrote for her band Banda Dratsing, but "Mark rewrote the lyrics".

 

Comments (3)

dannyno
  • 1. dannyno | 04/05/2016
According to Brix's autobiography, The Rise, The Fall, and The Rise, this song started life as "Can't Stop the Flooding" - a song Brix wrote for her band Banda Dratsing, but "Mark rewrote the lyrics".
dannyno
  • 2. dannyno | 14/07/2016
"Redhead skinny with back leg-brace
He danced behind a singer
Who sung just like"

Vague shades of the 1959 Danny Kaye movie, "The Five Pennies"? Not quite, but... must refer to some film or TV programme or other.
dannyno
  • 3. dannyno | 14/07/2016
Leg braces in movies:
https://sites.google.com/site/abasioinfo/Home/movies

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