The Wright Stuff

Lyrics

(1)

Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo

That boy certainly transferred himself
From the footballer before
You'd hardly recognise him
As a child, everywhere he went
Probably people would say

Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo

It was symbolic to a point
But nowadays, eccentric lad
Who keeps false, plastic women's bosoms

The Wright stuff!
How did he find
The Wright stuff!

Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo

I said, nowadays
Eccentric lad
He keeps false, plastic women's bosoms under his TV desk and dressing room
Oh yes
Growing up, his family had no problems with nudity
In fact, this held his dad in good stead
On I'm A Celebrity
(Doo doo-doo-doo)
(Doo doo-doo-doo)
Get Me Out Of Here
(Doo doo-doo-doo) (2)

Comprehensive in thought, he overlooks
The fake camera from his desk

The Wright stuff!
Who did he find?
The Wright stuff!

Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
Everybody wore the same
Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
He overlooks the mock camera from his desk
For it's the wettest London weather, for, in his memory at least
Ever

Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
Everybody wore the same
Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
Look at her

When that woman trapped her scarf
In the tube
And some inconsiderable passenger left the window open

The wind was blowing

The Wright stuff!
How did he find
The Wright stuff!

Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
The Wright stuff
Everybody wore the same

The Wright stuff!
How did he find
The Wright stuff!

How did he find
The plastic bosoms

Everybody wore the same

Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo

Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo

You're gorging every can of food
Because you can't find
The Wright stuff!
How did he find
The Wright stuff!
Everybody wore the same

Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo

The Wright stuff
How did he find
The false bosoms
How did he find
The Wright stuff

His dad in the middle
His mum with the scar
The Wright stuff

Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo

Everybody wore the same
Money wasn't tight

Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo
The Wright stuff!
How did he find
The Wright stuff!

Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
Everybody wore the same
That boy
Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
That scar
Her hat
The wind
The window left open so inconsiderate
Of him
The Wright stuff
How did he find

Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo
Doo doo-doo-doo

Her head hurts
He left the window open again
Doo doo-doo-doo-doo
It won't happen again
People would say
He would look around
He would see his memory collage
His parents, naked

(Cheering)

 

Notes

1. These lyrics may have been partially or wholly written by Eleni, who handles lead vocals on the song. Lines like "transferred himself" (rather than "transformed") sound like MES's trademark mangling of the king's English, but then again Poulou is not a native speaker so this technique, which took MES years to perfect, may come naturally to her. 

Wright Plastic Products Co., LLC is a plastic manufacturer located in Michigan; judging by my Google results, the Wright stuff is not particularly hard to find...

^

2. I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! is a British reality television program in which a group of celebrities lives together in the jungle, vying for the title of King or Queen, as the case may be, of the jungle. The show caused a bit of a stir when one of the "celebrities," David Haye, was shown naked in the shower; Haye has a son named Cassius Clay, leading one to wonder whether this is a song about little Cassius. 

Correction: David Haye didn't appear on the show until 2012, about five years after the release of Reformation Post TLC, as That Man points out below. I'm sure That Man doesn't want to be That Guy, but...

...for the sake of That Joke, I have to leave This Note in.

And, Kurious Green comes onto my comment situation all preachy and teachy too, the know-it-all, and points our nosey noses to MES's tell-all in the Guardian:

"You turned down the opportunity to appear on I'm A Celebrity in 2004 when John Lydon walked off. Would you have handled all those kangaroo testicles and witchetty grubs?

I could have handled it then. I couldn't handle it now. I was tempted because I was absolutely broke. Thing is, you cross that line, you never go back. People look at you different."

Like next year's new thing of yesteryear, the man has never sold out...

^

Comments (4)

dannyno
  • 1. dannyno | 13/07/2013

Ian Wright is a former professional footballer who after hanging up his boots became a TV chat show host:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Wright#Broadcasting_career

Perhaps "transferred himself" is a reference to the soccer transfer season.

On the other hand, Matthew Wright is a a former Sun and Daily Mirror writer whose Channel 5 TV show was called "The Wright Stuff".

That Man
  • 2. That Man | 09/01/2014

Reformation Post TLC predates Haye's appearance on 'I'm A Celebrity...' by about five years.

dannyno
  • 3. dannyno | 13/07/2014

The bosoms are surely false, not flawless.

Kurious Green
  • 4. Kurious Green | 20/04/2015

It may be of interest that MES was invited to participate in the show, a few years prior to the release of TLC:

You turned down the opportunity to appear on I'm A Celebrity in 2004 when John Lydon walked off. Would you have handled all those kangaroo testicles and witchetty grubs?

I could have handled it then. I couldn't handle it now. I was tempted because I was absolutely broke. Thing is, you cross that line, you never go back. People look at you different.


http://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/dec/27/mark-e-smith-the-fall

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