My Ex-Classmates' Kids

Lyrics

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Ahhhhaaaaaaaaghhhh

Cry for them
5 days per week
I cry for me, three days at least
I cry for me, I cry for thee

On radio
Politburo sucker
On cooking show
On cooking show

Ahhhhaaaaaaaaghhhh
My ex-classmates' kids

Pressure under and over
Pressure over the skips
Over price adverts
Broken down laptops

Ahhhhaaaaaaaaghhhh
My ex-classmates' kids

Talking show not end
They cheat the kids
I cry for them
I cry for me, I cry for thee

Ahhhhaaaaaaaaghhhh
My ex-classmates' kids

Talking show never end
To our populous
I cry them
I cry for me, I cry for thee

Ahhhhaaaaaaaaghhhh
My ex-classmates' kids

No end it it
Smells like twigs

Ahhhhaaaaaaaaghhhh
My ex-classmates' kids

Up your nose
Aftershave like little twigs...
Twigs (2)

Notes

1. Lyrically, this is a return to the theme of "Married, 2 Kids," this time from a safer, third-person perspective, and with the contempt leavened with a little pity, or, if you're cynical, watered with crocodile tears...both songs end with a reference to aftershave, doubtless a symbol of drab conjugal mediocrity for MES.  The song began its life, with completely different lyrics, as "I Wake Up In the City."

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2. Martin points out that aftershave is sometimes made out of twigs, or something.

Zack has discovered that  "On [i]Live in San Francisco[/i] he clearly says: "Like little twigs. Like Twix. Like little chocolate." 

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Comments (5)

Martin
  • 1. Martin | 24/02/2014

Puzzled by the reference to twigs, it seems that they are sometimes used in aftershaves and other perfumes. The orange tree is a popular source.

Zack
  • 2. Zack | 21/02/2017

There has been some debate as to whether he's saying "twigs" or "Twix" at the end. ( http://z1.invisionfree.com/thefall/index.php?showtopic=14526&st=675 )

On Live in San Francisco he enunciates and clearly says both: "Like little twigs. Like Twix. Like little chocolate." ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4NFXxuCU44 )

Zack
  • 3. Zack | 21/02/2017

"Smell - dry twigs" has got to be either "Smells like twigs" or "Smells likes Swiss."

bzfgt
  • 4. bzfgt | 25/02/2017

I'll go with the former for now.

bzfgt
  • 5. bzfgt | 25/02/2017

Rather unexciting version, maybe because the guitars aren't crisp.

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