Segue

Lyrics

(1)

This was fol de rol? (2)

Holy roll

Dag dag dag dag dag

Oh I dag dig

Does it fol de rol

Dah dah fol de rol, way-o

Notes

 

1. Of course this song is not a segue, as it is the first song on the album. Mike remarks, however, that we could take this to be a segue between "All Leave Cancelled (X)," the last song on the Wise Ol' Man EP (2016) and "Fol de Rol," the second track on New Facts Emerge. And Harley comments:

"Just thought I'd point out that there's a lot of segues on the album this comes from, more than any other Fall album I think... from 'Segue' into 'Fol De Rol,' from 'Victoria Train Station Massacre' into 'New Facts Emerge,' and even from one part of 'Couples v Jobless Mid 30s' to another and from rockabilly to rock in 'Second House Now'... so maybe the opening track is announcing a musical 'theme' of sorts."

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2. The next song is called "Fol De Rol."

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Comments (10)

harleyr
  • 1. harleyr | 02/09/2017
Just thought I'd point out that there's a lot of segues on the album this comes from, more than any other Fall album I think... from Segue into Fol De Rol, from VTSM into New Facts Emerge, from one part of Couples v Jobless to another, from rockabilly to rock in Second House Now... so maybe the opening track is announcing a musical 'theme' of sorts.
Mike Watts
  • 2. Mike Watts | 27/12/2017
Possibly 'Segue' is intended as a segue between 'All Leave Cancelled', last song on 'Wise Old Man' and 'Fol De Rol', first song on this album?
bzfgt
  • 3. bzfgt (link) | 04/01/2018
Oo, interesting thought, Mike...I guess you could take it that way, couldn't you?
Greasy Roads
  • 4. Greasy Roads | 27/03/2018
What a pile of wank this song is.
Flower Cake
  • 5. Flower Cake | 27/03/2018
Fucking gash isn't it?
StickupPercy
  • 6. StickupPercy | 27/03/2018
It's bollocks all right
Buys Curios
  • 7. Buys Curios | 27/03/2018
I have. :)
Piledriver
  • 8. Piledriver | 27/03/2018
Ouch my piles
Connor
  • 9. Connor | 28/03/2018
Bzfgt, I'm removing your mod power for this you cunt.
Ex worker man
  • 10. Ex worker man | 01/04/2018
For my money it's "christmas fol de rol" but this is one time when the words aren't important. What is important is that the opening track of the final Fall LP has that unique voice, lo-fi, unaccompanied except for someone tapping a glass, in fine growling fettle. The one irreplacable aspect of the Fall laid bare. In about 40 minutes the singer ruminates on his 9 out of 10 prognosis of dying from his illness followed by a long section of lone melancholic grinding guitar. He is gone.
Why "Segue"? - the LP is a tape loop - press play again after "9 out of 10" - the voice returns alone; a muffled, ascending riff denotes a resurrection; and into "Fol de Rol", as powerful a statement of the Fall's art-rock as any. He is back, if only as a soundwave, and lives on.

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