Youwanner

Lyrics

(1)

There's always work
in progress

You're always in work in progress

I coulda had a life
Coulda had a wife he said

There's always someone round me
Not her

You wanner

Always someone around me
Not her
Always someone around me
But it's not her

And you say
I've never felt like this
With anyone else

So you moan all day
You're a moaner
You wanner 
You wanner
You wanner

You never ever get the time
Never ever get the time together

Work in progress
It is the outsidedness flavor of it (2)
You wanner
A work in progress
Due about 2026

You wanner
You wanner
You wanner

(Work in progress) You say you never felt like this
(Work in progress) With anyone else
(work in progress) So you moan
(Work in Progress) Never ever get the time alone together

Ah,
You wanner
You wanner
You wanner

It's the outsidedness flavour of it
You wanner 

As meandering through the trash pedal weight of investment guest solo (3)

You wanner
You wanner

Never ever got the time alone together

Ah,
You wanner 
You wanner

Because she's a man, you take the line

I coulda had a life
Coulda had a - whup!

You wanna
(A work in progress) I coulda had a life
(A work in progress) But I'm living alone
(A work in progress) Never felt like this before
(A work in progress) With anyone else
(A work in progress) Never get the time together alone
(Work in progress)

Meandering through the trash pedal weight investments of your go-solo 

You wanner

I've never felt like this with anyone else

You wanner

Yeah-yeah-yeah-you wanner
Y-y-you never ever get the time alone together

You wanner

N-n-never get the time together

It's the outsidedness flavor of it.

 

Notes

1. A song like this may be one of the things the Fall can get away with than few others could. Part of a musical lineage that includes "Smile" and "Last Commands of Xyralothep Via MES," the song features a chugging three-note riff that just repeats and repeats for five minutes. It may be the case that one has to already be a Fall fan to appreciate this, but it is an immensely satisfying experience nonetheless. The message of the lyrics seems to be a similiar lament to Yeats' famous poem:

The intellect of man is forced to choose
perfection of the life, or of the work,
And if it take the second must refuse
A heavenly mansion, raging in the dark

Zack thinks this may be about Pritchard or Trafford:

"I think this one is about Steve Trafford and/or Ben Pritchard. Looks at how closely the lyrics match up with Smith's remarks in Renegade:

'The other daft cunt, Steve Trafford (bass), was one of Ben's mates. [...] I kept hearing stories about how he preferred to save his best tunes for his own band. [...] He started losing it when he met that actress out of Shameless, Maxine Peake. He didn't realize she was only hanging around with him because he was in The Fall. I found it quite amusing when she buggered off after Phoenix. Same thing happened to Ben as well. He had this bird he couldn't stop gabbing on about, how she was this and that, and they were going to move in together, blardy-blah. Day after he's got home, he finds out she doesn't want to see him anymore. [...] What annoyed me most about Steve, though, was he was always very quick to sulk. I don't like lads who are so ready to fold.'"

I put this remark of Zack's here, and the associated quote, not because I think it likely that the song is specifically about one or both of these bandmembers, although it may be (and if you guys are reading this, sorry! I am not endorsing any of these remarks). But it may be a clue that the song is a third-person account in general, regardless of whom MES had in mind. 

Harley comments: "Just a musical observation, but it may be relevant: the riff sounds to me like a car starting up over and over again - so another case of the form matching the content... a song about someone who can't ever finish what they've begun."

 

^

2. This line is cribbed from MES's "Pander! Panda! Panzer!", where it appears as the slightly different "the outside flavorness of it."

^

3. Zack reports: "Meandering through the trash pedal white - bar white - invest go solo" appears at about 36:38 on Pander! Panda! Panzer!

^

Comments (13)

Zack
  • 1. Zack | 24/02/2017
"Meandering through the trash pedal white - bar white - invest go solo" appears at about 36:38 on Pander.
bzfgt
  • 2. bzfgt | 25/02/2017
Wow, you've turned up a veritable passel of solo album repeats...pain in the ass that you are. Well, actually I very much appreciate the work you're doing, I just don't want to do any more right now.
dannyno
  • 3. dannyno | 25/02/2017
Just testing how this member account thing works.
dannyno
  • 4. dannyno | 25/02/2017
Test
bzfgt
  • 5. bzfgt | 25/02/2017
OK, now I'm a member, thanks for discovering this, Dan (or at least for telling me, I think you said there are already members). I'm a little disappointed I don't get some kind of super-duper special account but I had to sign up like anyone else, the sign-in stuff I use to edit the site has no clout over there.
bzfgt
  • 6. bzfgt | 25/02/2017
Wow, no random letters to enter every %$^ time. Over the course of an evening this will save me enough time to answer 6 more comments. Now if I could just get rid of that #&@ ad at the bottom of the page.
bzfgt
  • 7. bzfgt | 25/02/2017
Can't edit though, I see. I maybe could fuck around with the controls and see if I can set it for something like that in the control room.
bzfgt
  • 8. bzfgt (link) | 25/02/2017
OK, the perfect avatar for a Fall site!
bzfgt
  • 9. bzfgt (link) | 25/02/2017
At some point I realized that I probably got this idea from "The Annotated Grateful Dead," so the avatar is in honor of that...
dannyno
  • 10. dannyno | 25/02/2017
Zack
  • 11. Zack | 01/03/2017
I think this one is about Steve Trafford and/or Ben Pritchard. Looks at how closely the lyrics match up with Smith's remarks in Renegade:

"The other daft cunt, Steve Trafford (bass), was one of Ben's mates. [...] I kept hearing stories about how he preferred to save his best tunes for his own band. [...] He started losing it when he met that actress out of Shameless, Maxine Peake. He didn't realize she was only hanging around with him because he was in The Fall. I found it quite amusing when she buggered off after Phoenix. Same thing happened to Ben as well. He had this bird he couldn't stop gabbing on about, how she was this and that, and they were going to move in together, blardy-blah. Day after he's got home, he finds out she doesn't want to see him anymore. [...] What annoyed me most about Steve, though, was he was always very quick to sulk. I don't like lads who are so ready to fold."
harleyr
  • 12. harleyr | 16/04/2017
Just a musical observation, but it may be relevant: the riff sounds to me like a car starting up over and over again - so another case of the form matching the content... a song about someone who can't ever finish what they've begun.
bzfgt
  • 13. bzfgt (link) | 13/05/2017
Excellent observation!

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