Last Orders

Lyrics

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Everybody's telling me to listen up
They're trying to run my life for me
I'm gonna tell I'll tell 'em
Their term's up

They've just given me their
Last orders 
Last orders
Last orders
Last orders 

Everyone's in prison or in the army
All sincere, all phoney
Reading all the books, taking in the news

They've just given me their
Last orders 
Last orders
Last orders
Last orders 

I don't dig their dead-end options
I'm not hurt by their rejections
I'm no sell-out, and they've found out

They've just given me their
Last orders 
Last orders
Last orders
Last orders 

Everybody's telling me to listen up
They're trying to write my life story
Joke's on them
It's the end of the rap

They've just given me their
Last orders 
Last orders
Last orders
Last orders 

Notes

1. Apparently the most straightforward lyrics Mark E. Smith ever wrote, which may be explained by the fact that Tony Friel wrote them.  it could easily be by any punk band of the time. Nevertheless, it's a fun little song.

Dan:

Just because it's a science fiction thing, and therefore likely to be on The Fall's radar, there's a Brian Aldiss short story entitled "Last Orders". First published in S.F. Digest #1, 1976, and reprinted in "Last Orders and Other Stories", 1977.

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dannyno
  • 1. dannyno | 17/02/2017
Just because it's a science fiction thing, and therefore likely to be on The Fall's radar, there's a Brian Aldiss short story entitled "Last Orders". First published in S.F. Digest #1, 1976, and reprinted in "Last Orders and Other Stories", 1977.

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