Reprise: Jane--Prof Mick--Ey Bastardo

Lyrics

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Reprise: Jane - Prof.Mick - Ey Bastardo 

And he has to put up with Brian 
He has, uh, to put up with, uh, Mark
He is a bastardo
Spen is a bastardo 
Spen is a bastardo
When Spencer walks down the street 
He say where's that white M ... BMW
He's parked it in the car park
He's parked it in the car park
He wants to go to Rusholme
He is a bastardo
Spen is a bastardo

And Steve, he has gone bald 
Because he has to put up with ... right ...

Spen is a bastardo
Spen is a bastardo
He went to Rusholme
He is a bastardo
Spen is a bastardo
Everywhere he go the people say
Spen is a bastardo
He love Brian 
He love Steve the mixer 
He love everybody
He doesn't like Ed
Ed is a ...
Ed is [ ]

Spen is a bastardo
Spen is a bastardo

Right ... we're gonna go for it ...
Second bit now

Ah ur, I gotta find Jane
Ur, I gotta find Jane

A world of pain, it was surreal
A precious stone, it's not a part of me

Within hours and days I was running scared

Oh, I gotta see Jane
Oh, I gotta see Jane

Red light, green light
Going through the car parks
Soaring through the town and rain
I gotta see Jane

Window wiper, splishes splashes
Tearing down the highway
I gotta see Jane

A town of steel
That is surreal
That cannot feel
It's not a part of me

I've gotta find what I left behind

Carers, cursors, [ ], censors, [ ]
Call out my name
I gotta see Jane

A town of steel
That could not feel
It was surreal
It's not a part of me

I've gotta find what I left behind

Woah, I gotta see Jane
Woah, I gotta see Jane

To find a way
To leave the world
Outside is cold
And left my heart inside

I've gotta find what I left behind

But out of there
I was running scared

Red light, green light
Going through the dark night
Going through the town and rain
I gotta see Jane

Window wiper, splishing splashing
Going up the high insane
I gotta see Jane

I left her arms
To [ ] reach
It's [ ]
It's not a part of me

I've gotta find what I left behind

 

Notes

1.  This is a reprise of "Gotta See Jane" by R. Dean Taylor, which is covered earlier on the album, along with some presumably improvised lyrics by MES. Thanks to Dan for the transcription, and for the following comment:

On Are You Are Missing Winner, this track is credited to "Birtwistle, Blaney," which is odd.
Spen/Spencer will be Spencer Birtwistle, then The Fall's drummer.
Ed will be Ed Blaney.
Brian will be Brian Fanning.
Mark is probably MES himself.
"Steve the mixer" is probably the album's engineer, Steve Lloyd.
Rusholme is an area of Manchester.

Over on the FOF we've been asking, "Who is Prof Mick"? Nobody knows, but a prominent relevant Mick is Mick Middles.

Mick Middles wrote the book The Fall, published in 2003 (and credited to Mick Middles and Mark E. Smith; the latter's contributions appear to have been hanging out with Middles, and consenting to be interviewed. And, of course, consenting to be credited as co-author...). Middles and MES appear to have fallen out, apparently over some photographs he borrowed...or something?

^

 

Comments (6)

dannyno
  • 1. dannyno | 16/02/2019
On Are You Are Missing Winner, this track is credited to "Birtwistle, Blaney". Which is odd.

Spen/Spencer will be Spencer Birtwistle, then The Fall's drummer.

Ed will be Ed Blaney.

Brian will be Brian Fanning.

Mark is probably MES himself.

"Steve the mixer" is probably the album's engineer, Steve Lloyd.

Rusholme is an area of Manchester: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusholme.
dannyno
  • 2. dannyno | 16/02/2019
Oops, wrong code for the wiki link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusholme
dannyno
  • 3. dannyno | 27/02/2019
Over on the FOF we've been asking, "Who is Prof Mick"? Nobody knows, but a prominent relevant Mick is Mick Middles.
bzfgt
  • 4. bzfgt (link) | 06/04/2019
meThere's this nice little "" button in the comments here, but I have nothing like it in the site manager. Very odd--it would save a lot of trouble if I could do that "" thing without having to paste it in from comments.


I can switch to HTML, but there's so much code I have no idea what I'm looking at....
bzfgt
  • 5. bzfgt (link) | 06/04/2019
Well, the end of my note is a little wonky...

"Mick Middles wrote the book The Fall, published in 2003 (and credited to Mick Middles and Mark E. Smith; the latter's contributions appear to have been hanging out with Middles, and consenting to be interviewed. And, of course, consenting to be credited as co-author...)."

I read this 6 or 7 years ago...am I forgetting something? This was the long and short of it, or did MES scribble a short section at the end or something? Or did he write a preface, and he's not really credited as co-author but shows up that way on Amazon, as sometimes happens? Sorry, I can't find the book--if I still have it--and the internet is a little confusing on this score.

It's actually kind of shocking to me that, in 2019, when one googles "[Title/Author] Publishing Information" one just gets Amazon, Goodreads, and Google Books, etc. Aren't there databases?

Then:

"Middles and MES appear to have fallen out, apparently over some photographs he borrowed...or something?"

This is from memory, and I'm not sure what it's a memory of. Actually I seem to remember MES's sister yelling at him at an event or something, saying he never returned some photos to their mother? Anyone know more? Should I just excise this, since it probably wasn't a factor yet when the song was written? When does the book cover/when were they working on it--could it have been a factor?

"Prof Mick" is just in the title--do we think it's a hat tip, or is PM (whoever he is) a "Bastardo"?
dannyno
  • 6. dannyno | 13/04/2019
No, MES is credited as co-author - in fact it's "Mark E Smith & Mick Middles" - that way round. Most of the book is based on Middles' recollections and conversations with MES. But there are also some lyrics (copied and pasted from the old Lyrics Parade, and so not of any special provenance), and other bits of MES' writings - articles, poetry etc. Apart from that repackaged material there's nothing in it written directly by MES.

The book was originally published in 2003, so the song predates the book by long enough that any book related friction is not likely to be a factor in the lyrics.

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