Surrogate Mirage

Lyrics

(1)

I saw a surrogate mirage

He put his head in the basin
He put his head in the basin
He writes letters to his parents
Says they talk to him

I saw a surrogate mirage

I was wrecked by this surrogate mirror
I thought, who created this monster

I went and saw him on the screen
He didn't have a beer can
He only said a quick rap
He does speak like an actor once could

Now his eye is made for the top pop
Who thinks we can go far away
Psycho audience mutual hug

Notes

1. Thanks are in order to Stevoid on the Fall online forum for transcribing the lyrics. This is a song the Fall played only once, at Leicester Polytechnic on March 24, 1982. There are in fact many more lyrics in the song than the above, but I can't make them out on the atrocious recording I have.

Considering the length of this song and the amount of lyrics it contains, it is remarkable that the band only played it once.

Martin gives us the following information:

27 October 1981 Bierkeller, Newcastle: The NWRA and Cash and Carry both contain the line “I saw a surrogate mirage”, 6 months before the song was performed.

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Comments (2)

Martin
  • 1. Martin | 02/02/2014
27 October 1981 Bierkeller, Newcastle:

The NWRA and Cash and Carry both contain the line “I saw a surrogate mirage”, 6 months before the song was performed.
Rofl
  • 2. Rofl | 02/12/2020
The lyrics )most of them( It's not that unclear )OK I took some artistic license(.

This regards parting leaving
He was out of leading
Your pointed centre of emotion
Your Johnny lifestyle sense of hiding

At first I was bothered
So late he was given dislocated cracks and LPN
His records people receive
They get you right round the bend
When you ask for cake and to what end

I saw a surrogate mirage
I saw a surrogate mirage
I saw a surrogate vampire

He's the one that sits smoking cigarettes
And none of them live as one
He put his head in the basin
He put his head in the basin
He writes letters to his parents
He writes letters through his parents
Says they talk to him

I saw a surrogate mirage
I saw a surrogate mirage
I saw a surrogate mirage

I was wracked by this surrogate mirror
I thought, who created this monster

Chains soaked in tears
And the sun going down
Why rise across his door
Reminds me of the cause
Of this incident poor

I saw a surrogate mirage
I saw a surrogate mirage
I saw a surrogate mirage

Undecipherable verse

Last orders Dan
Dan

The call him from his room
Two eyes from a vampire
Finishes him of a bailey
And right before the flames
He is definitely dismayed
And waits for the residence awful

I saw a surrogate mirage
I saw a surrogate mirage
I saw a surrogate mirage

I went and saw him on the screen
He didn't have a beer can
He only said a quick rap
He looks sleek like an actor once should
He treats his family good
Knowing that he's made the top pop
He's keep his can good
For the living cycle of his ritual hug

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