Inevitable

Lyrics

The Marshall Suite

(1)

Like everybody you see, like everybody you see
The word, this world, the farmer prams

Inevitable

I love to dance and it’s Saturday again, very logical
You can just then pretend to be many
Say goodbye to your denim sound
It’s so happy on Saturday
Bounce around on Saturday

Put your car in aquarium
In Burmese right on the call line  (2)
The call line     

You have a right to say it
From a row of the players and the brown cannabis

Inevitable
Inedible

Just pretend to be many
Pretend to be many

The radio jam said it
You have a right to say it
It’s beyond capable
In Burmese             
Right on the calling
The calling

Happy times on a Saturday (3) 
The airwaves
Not since the Spring

Inevitable
Inevitable

Bye bye bye baby
Today

The calling

 

1999-04-15 XFM Sound Republic Session 

At the end of the day, you gotta say get a handle
It was inevitable
Inevitable

Spent time on a Saturday
There's a lot of spray
You've got to be mental to get a handle on the fucking scandal
You've got to be mental 
It was inevitable

From the prams and the springs and the dawn get a handle
It was inevitable
Inevitable

Now he says on the 1st of May
You go round on a Saturday
From the spray of the clowns get a handle
From the radio and the weather reports please get a handle
 

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Notes

1. I want to say something about these lyrics, but any interpretation seems to slip away as it approaches my mind, and what's left would wind up sounding silly. I encourage readers to weigh in, and something might fill in for me later.

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2. Burma figures in the lyrics to "Scenario," which mentions Chindits, British soldiers serving in Burma (Myanmar) during WWII.

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3. This is a "faint lyrical reminder of 'Neighborhood of Infinity'," as Reformation points out, in which MES proclaims "God bless Saturday."

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Comments (30)

dannyno
  • 1. dannyno | 27/12/2013
I wonder if it's "pretend to be Mani" (of the Stone Roses) rather than "many".

And in the context of references to Burma, I wonder if "calling" might be "coelacanth". It's probably not, though.
dannyno
  • 2. dannyno | 02/04/2017
If we are saying, as in note #2, that the lyrics are reminiscent of "Neighbourhood of Infinity" on the strength of the mention of Saturday, then should it not also be noted that the mention of Burma brings to mind "Scenario" ('Chindits')?
bzfgt
  • 3. bzfgt (link) | 29/04/2017
Absolutely, now you mention it.
bzfgt
  • 4. bzfgt (link) | 29/04/2017
"The word this world from the prams" seems wrong but I can't quite get what it is, the closest right now I can get is "The word, this world, the farmer prams"
bzfgt
  • 5. bzfgt (link) | 29/04/2017
"Denon sound" is gone, there is no chance of that and probably a .0000001% chance of "deinon sound" which is the only other thing I can think of, as bad as "den in sound" seems. "Den it sound" actually sounds closer, or "Say goodbye to your den, it's sound" which also seems ridiculous.
bzfgt
  • 6. bzfgt (link) | 29/04/2017
Shit, though, "den it's sound" is phonetically the closest so I am going with it. The most likely thing is the word is not "sound" since it's one of those words that sound like a weird MES pronunciation of something else.
bzfgt
  • 7. bzfgt (link) | 29/04/2017
"The calling" sounds like "the jawline." Maybe someone English can listen to this closely and weigh in?
bzfgt
  • 8. bzfgt (link) | 29/04/2017
Although the next times it is clearly "c-" the first time seems to be "j-." I'm never sure of "calling" though, it sounds like "call line" maybe though again he pronounces vowels oddly which is why I ask maybe a Brit can hear it more naturally.
dannyno
  • 9. dannyno | 22/03/2018
It's not "jawline". More like "coal line", at least in the most prominent voal. However, as the vocal line disappearing into the back somewhere there's one echo that seems to be "jawline". That whole section is hard to hear properly.
dannyno
  • 10. dannyno | 22/03/2018
I wonder if it might be Dönitz sound? I'm feeling a war theme now.
dannyno
  • 11. dannyno | 22/03/2018
Or "denim"?

Oh dear.
bzfgt
  • 12. bzfgt (link) | 31/03/2018
Dennett Sound
bzfgt
  • 13. bzfgt (link) | 31/03/2018
I don't know, but it's definitely "aquarium" and not "query of"...it might even be "peculiar coral" and maybe "coral line"...I made it "call line" for now which seems the most neutral and phonetically close
bzfgt
  • 14. bzfgt (link) | 31/03/2018
There's a pram in "Stout Man" but I don't know that it's worth pointing out above
bzfgt
  • 15. bzfgt (link) | 31/03/2018
Listening to the Disc 3 outtake now, I can't recall if there's lyrics but I guess I'll find out
bzfgt
  • 16. bzfgt (link) | 31/03/2018
Ugh, lots of reverb and impenetrable as always
dannyno
  • 17. dannyno | 06/05/2018
I'm buying aquarium and call line, but it's still quite obscure.
joincey
  • 18. joincey | 17/10/2019
I hear "pretend to be Mani" too.
Bob
  • 19. Bob | 25/01/2020
It's not that unclear - you just need better speakers.

Say goodbye to denim sound

Just pretend to be mad
Just pretend to be manic

Put your car in aquarium
The Burmese right on the core lamp
The core lamp

You have a right to say it
From a row of the players and the brown cannabis

Just pretend to be mad
Just pretend to be manic
The radio jam said it
You have a right to say it
It's beyond capable

etc.
bzfgt
  • 20. bzfgt (link) | 01/02/2020
"Say goodbye to your den it's sound" is ridiculous, you must be right about that. Going to listen now.
bzfgt
  • 21. bzfgt (link) | 01/02/2020
"peculiar call" definitely wrong, more like "pure coal" but that's not quite it of course
bzfgt
  • 22. bzfgt (link) | 01/02/2020
Maybe "put your car" as you say but that line is mumbled. On the other hand "aquarium" seems to be correct pace Dan
bzfgt
  • 23. bzfgt (link) | 01/02/2020
What the hell is a "core lamp"?
bzfgt
  • 24. bzfgt (link) | 01/02/2020
Definitely not "core," there's no 'r' sound. I don't love "call line" but we're not getting that line yet
bzfgt
  • 25. bzfgt (link) | 01/02/2020
Now the next time I hear "core land." Sorry Bob, this is very unclear to me. I'd be happy to have another take on Bob's transcription, I can't get there with all of it.
Bob
  • 26. Bob | 05/02/2020
Right. I see you are sceptical. What about Rattan Core? Like a basket weave. Which would come from Burma.
What is the Burmese Calling? The Burmese (Rattan) core lamp makes more sense and there is a definite P sound.

I am pretty sure he is also saying pretend to be manic. Pretend to be many doesn't make any sense, he is pretending to be manic and bouncing around on Saturday in some sort of club with a bamboo lamp which is attracting his attention in his euphoric state.
Or
  • 27. Or | 17/02/2020
[1999-04-15 XFM Sound Republic Session lyrics]

At the end of the day, gotta say get a handle
It was inevitable
Inevitable

Spent time on a Saturday
There's a lot of spray
You've got to be mental to get a handle of the scandal
You've got to be mental uuuuughh
It was inevitable

From the prams and the springs and the dawn get a handle
It was inevitable
Inevitable

Many times on the 1st of May
You'd go round on a Saturday
From the spray of the clowns get a handle
From the radio and the window reports please get a handle
bzfgt
  • 28. bzfgt (link) | 14/03/2020
There are definitely times when we have to go with what makes sense, and "manic" is a more ordinary construction, but I'd like to have this founded on something a little firmer than that. Of course, the problem in these situations is whatever the first transcriber heard becomes canonical by default...the thing with "manic/many" is I never hear a consonant at the end. If anything, "pretend to be Manny"
I don't hear 'p' either...the whole thing is unsatisfactory as it stands, though.
bzfgt
  • 29. bzfgt (link) | 14/03/2020
Thanks Or, I changed that a bit, spin it again and see what you think if you want
Mitt Dem
  • 30. Mitt Dem | 27/07/2020
The word in the first verse could be the 90s British TV programme, The Word.

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