I've Seen Them Come

Lyrics

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I've been to Banding
I've been to Fong
I've been to Gong
I've been to Ban Hu
I've been to Fu Gong
I've been to Guangzhou
I've been to Praha-ha
I've been to Petakwai
I've been to Balthazar

I've been to the Alps
To Meijiang
Auckland
Brisbane

I've seen them come
I've seen them come

I've been to Dong, Ding, Fu
Dong-View
Ah Praha-ha
Betty Blue
Balthazar
Balthazar
Metal Mass  (2)
Beijing
I've been to Ansatz
I've been to Brisbane
I've been to Dong, Fong, Fu, Ha
Gone to woo'woo'woo, again
I'm goin' anywhere that wants me
On form
I've seen them come

where 'ts

 

Notes

1. In form, this is a bragging been-around-the-block number in the mold of Bo Diddley's "I've Seen Them All" or Merle Haggard's "I've Done it All." I'm not 100% confident that every one is a real place, and I'm not going to check, although my readers will, for which I thank them in advance...

^

2. Yes, this is a thing, and it's exactly what it sounds like, a heavy metal church service. Big in Finland--where else (in Denmark it would have to be dedicated to Satan, I presume)?

Thanks to Martin for this information; I have not, in this case, seen them come...

^

Comments (2)

Martin
  • 1. Martin | 08/09/2015
Metal mass:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Mass

Whether this helps or not, I don't know!
Zack
  • 2. Zack | 06/03/2017
Sometimes the backing vocalist (Dave Spurr?) says "I've seen them go."

Brisbane and Auckland are easily verified; The Fall toured Australia and New Zealand in December 2010 (before the recording of Ersatz GB) and played both cities.

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