Happy Holiday

Lyrics

 

Έλα να δεις και ν' ακούσεις το Εγγλέζικο σχέδιο

Η εργατική τάξη θέλει λεφτά, κακιά υγεία, ζητάνε τσιγάρα

Οι σοφοί άνθρωποι ξενιτεύονται σε άλλες πόλεις

Σα το μεγάλο σου αδελφό]

(1)

 

Get away

Well cruised pseuds

(Muchos queues on cycles)

Europe around

Keeping down figures

Have you ever wondered, coots,
What your retirement's brought onto the people?

 

Grecian,

A small town outside Athens

For 10,000... no, it's 100,000 drachma you get all lamb and salads sweet

 

Get away

Happy holiday

The panic mongers expand on the mess

It's a rite of summer

Eternal perpetrators

Thanks for your botch-up of today

Happy holiday

Get away

 

Did you enjoy yourself?

One of these days you're gonna find out

Find out you lost a good land (2)

 

Get away

We went to (Grecian), a small town outside Athens. (...) drachma thousand, other thousand dramas, pal. What's that? A treat: you get lamb, you get chicken and feta cheese!

 

If you must take drugs

Don't lie to me with it, baby

Happy holiday

Happy holiday

Did you enjoy yourself?

I don't want to spoil your rest

I don't want to ruin your break

Drive around to your content

But just one thing

Get away

Happy holiday

Did you enjoy yourself?

Happy holiday

Eternal holiday will result in

Your leisure youngster

Happy holiday

Did you enjoy yourself?

Happy holiday

 

Stair climbing

Happy holiday

Get away

 

(Sample: It's not right, Hanley. It... it's not right) (3)

 

Banana rep.

Calorific

Did you enjoy yourself?

Stair climbing

Bill's furnace

Get away

Happy holiday

Happy holiday

Get away

Happy holiday

 

 

 

 

 

Notes

1. According to Simon, the opening words are a Greek Translation of the following opening lines from "English Scheme":

 "O'er grassy dale, and lowland scene/ Come see, come hear, the English Scheme/ The lower-class, want brass, bad chests, scrounge fags/ The clever ones tend to emigrate/ Like your psychotic big brother..."

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2. "One Day," from Cerebral Caustic, features the refrain "One day you'll wake up/And find you lost a good man," which could be seen as sort of a reuse of this line.

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3. This sample is purported to come from the Twilight Zone episode "Brain Center at Whipple's." Hanley is a character in the episode and, of course, that is also the name of the Fall's erstwhile bass player. 

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More Information

Happy Holiday: Fall Tracks A-Z

The Story of the Fall: 1993

Comments (2)

Stephen Parkin
  • 1. Stephen Parkin | 02/11/2013

A treat: you get lamb, you get chicken and better cheese!

Surely "Feta Cheese", which is a a goats' or sheep's milk brine cheese produced in Greece: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feta.

Stephen (Aubrey from the FOF)

Simon
  • 2. Simon | 05/09/2014

The opening lines are the opening lines to English Scheme (just to confirm). These ones:

'O'er grassy dale, and lowland scene
Come see, come hear, the English Scheme.
The lower-class, want brass
Bad chests, scrounge fags.
The clever ones tend to emigrate
Like your psychotic big brother [...]'

Which makes a nice segue into the song, really (not to Rome, but Greece).

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