Jim's "The Fall"

Lyrics

(1)

(Not like the old one,
We are new Fall
Not like the old one,
We are the new Fall)

799 or one million pounds
The next fork is endless
Fork out - I can't cover (2)
Accused downcourt
Endless

The road is locked up
The next bend might lock up
The next fork is endless

Endless outstretched hands
Are the result of all you've given
Close it out just for now
There's a byway to the south (3)

Road is locked up
The next bend might lock up
7 double 9 or a million pounds for you
Fork out - covered
We are the new Fall and you better have a look cop (4)

(We are the new Fall)

Close it out, close it out...

 

Notes

1. "Jim" is then-new bass player Jim Watts, who wrote the music.

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2. See "The Last Commands of Xyralothep Via MES": "Cash - the eternal fork out..."

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3. The Lyrics Parade has "fly way," which is an aerial path habitually used by migrating birds. That's not what I hear, though...

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4. Below, Zack has left a comment which demands to be elevated to a big league spot:

There was an interview with MES sometime in the 1980s - I want to say around the release of Wonderful & Frightening - in which he said he had seriously considered renaming his group "The New Fall" because it had gone through so many changes since the beginning.

It's probably for the best that he didn't follow through on this, or we'd currently be discussing The New New New New New New New New New New New New New New New New New Fall (no, I didn't really count all the lineup changes since The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall, but don't you think it'd be about like that?). 

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Comments (6)

Zack
  • 1. Zack | 07/10/2013
There was an interview with MES sometime in the 1980s - I want to say around the release of Wonderful & Frightening - in which he said he had seriously considered renaming his group "The New Fall" because it had gone through so many changes since the beginning.
Zack
  • 2. Zack (link) | 01/01/2014
Found it - it was in that book "Tape Delay: Confessions from the Eighties Underground." Page 96.
dannyno
  • 3. dannyno | 06/01/2014
"Fly-way"

Yeah, I'm hearing "by-way"
Martin
  • 4. Martin | 28/01/2014
The use of "fork out" to mean spending also occurs in the song Last Commands of Xyralothep Via MES, released a couple of years later.
Zack
  • 5. Zack | 01/11/2014
"We are the new Fall / not like the old one."

MES or somebody else with a very guttural voice says that line in boldface at the beginning, and a couple times later in the song.

I was able to discern that line while listening to Live at the Knitting Factory LA 2001, so I guess that CD has a purpose after all!
bFgt
  • 6. bFgt | 03/11/2014
Excellent! Yes! I can hear it!! It always just sounded like "Fi fi fo fum" or something.

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