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 (2)
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 vagine
Ed is a vagine

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   (3) 

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?

Sock Puppet submits:

"Bastardo means bastard in Portugese, Italian and Spanish (although I guess uncommon in Spansh - cabrón would be more common. Bastardo would literally mean a child born out of wedlock and not also an asshole)."

^

2. See note 1. This is the only Brian on a Fall record, but Martin informs is that "There are other Brians in Fall live recordings, the one found in Middle Mass
26 March 1982, Swindon: 'Just walk down this corridor, Brian...third door on your left.'
9 April 2004, NYC: (22 years later!) 'Come into the back room, Brian. And you've already done that, because you are Brian and you are a mother and father.'

And: 17 December 1978, London: 'Brian, sort out the (...)' (before Frightened)."

^

3. The rest of the lyrics are more or less from "Gotta See Jane" by R. Dean Taylor, written by Taylor, Eddie Holland (of Holland-Dozier-Holland fame), and Ronald Miller. See More Information below for the original lyrics.

^

 

More Information

Ey Bastardo: The Track Record

Gotta See Jane (Holland, Miller, Taylor):

Red light, green light
Speedin' through the dark night
Drivin' through the poundin' rain
I gotta see Jane

Windshield wiper splashin'
Splashin', callin' out her name
Just gotta see Jane
I left her arms to find my way

To find a place for me in the world outside
I wasn't alive, I could not survive
The frantic pace, the constant chase
To win the race, turned my heart cold inside

I gotta find what I left behind
Red light, green light
Speedin' through the dark night
Drivin' through the poundin' rain
I gotta see Jane

Freeway, byway
Earin' up the highway
Runnin' up a world insane
Just gotta see Jane

A town of steel that isn't real
It could not feel what's in the heart of me
I was so alone in a world of stone
I missed her arms, that once held me
That made me see, I was the lonely one
But now and then I was runnin' scared
And I could feel the touch of time
Turnin' the wheel of life to yesterday
When love and happiness were mine
I gotta find that world of Jane and me
Liked it used to be

Oh, I gotta see Jane
Her love for me I pushed aside
Walked out alone
To face a world turned cold

Although I tried I could not survive
The frantic pace, the constant chase
To win the race, it's not a part of me
I've gotta find what I left behind

Oh, I gotta see Jane, I gotta see Jane

 

Comments (11)

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.
Martin
  • 7. Martin | 26/04/2020
There are other Brians in Fall live recordings, the one found in Middle Mass:

26 March 1982, Swindon: "Just walk down this corridor, Brian...third door on your left."
9 April 2004, NYC: (22 years later!) "Come into the back room, Brian. And you've already done that, because you are Brian and you are a mother and father."

And: 17 December 1978, London: "Brian, sort out the (...)." (before Frightened)
Kiespijn
  • 8. Kiespijn | 01/10/2020
Ed is a vagine.
Sock Puppet
  • 9. Sock Puppet | 26/10/2020
Bastardo means bastard in Portugese, Italian and Spanish (although I guess uncommon in Spansh - cabrón would be more common. Bastardo would literally mean a child born out of wedlock and not also an asshole).
bzfgt
  • 10. bzfgt (link) | 09/01/2021
OK, we'll go with "vagine"...seems like it
MES Sage
  • 11. MES Sage | 31/01/2021
Surely its "Smith is a bastardo" throughout, poking fun at his reputation, hence "ey bastardo" = I bastardo?

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