Surrogate Mirage

Lyrics

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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 (1)

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.

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