Blur - Parklife

Blur

Parklife

1994


1: Girls And Boys
2: Tracy Jacks
3: End Of A Century
4: Parklife
5: Bank Holiday
6: The Debt Collector
7: Far Out
8: To The End
9: London Loves
10: Trouble In The Message Centre
11: Clover Over Dover
12: Magic America
13: Jubilee
14: This Is A Low

1: Girls And Boys

Street's like a jungle So call the police Following the herd Down to Greece - on holiday Love in the nineties Is paranoid On sunny beaches Take your chances - looking for CHORUS: Girls who are boys Who like boys to be girls Who do boys like they're girls Who do girls like they're boys Always should be someone you really love REPEAT CHORUS Avoiding all work Cos there's none available Like battery thinkers Count your thoughts - on one two three four five fingers Nothing is wasted Only reproduced You get nasty blisters Du bist sehr schen But we haven't been introduced. REPEAT CHORUS TWICE 2ND TIME: Always should be someone to really love. Ah ah ah ah ah ah Ah ah ah ah ah Looking for... REPEAT CHORUS FOUR TIMES LAST TIME: Always should be someone to really love. Ah ah ah ah ah ah Ah ah ah ah ah

2: Tracy Jacks

(Tracy Jacks) works in civil service (Tracy Jacks) it's steady employment (Tracy Jacks) is a golfing fanatic (Tracy Jacks) but his put is erratic (Tracy Jacks) saw a Harley Street doctor (Tracy Jacks) who prescribed healthy living (Tracy Jacks) but he's getting past forty (Tracy Jacks) and all his seams are splitting CHORUS: Every day he got closer He knew in his heart he was over I'd love to stay here and be normal But it's just so overrated (Tracy Jacks) left home without warning (Tracy Jacks) at five in the morning (Tracy Jacks) got on the first train to Walton (Tracy Jacks) and stood on the sea front laughing (Tracy Jacks) threw his clothes in the water (Tracy Jacks) and ran around naked (Tracy Jacks) got stopped by the police (Tracy Jacks) and escorted back home where REPEAT CHORUS (Tracy Jacks) oo oo oo oo (Tracy Jacks) oo oo oo oo (Tracy Jacks) oo oo oo oo (Tracy Jacks) oo oo oo oo And then it happened on a Tuesday morning Tracy Jacks bulldozed down the house he lived in Saying, "It's just so overrated!" (Tracy Jacks) oo oo oo oo (Tracy Jacks) oo oo oo oo (Tracy Jacks) oo oo oo oo (Tracy Jacks) oo oo oo oo REPEAT CHORUS Oo oo oo oo REPEAT TO FADE

3: End Of A Century

She says there's ants in the carpet Dirty little monsters Eating all the morsels Picking up the rubbish Give her effervescence She needs a little sparkle Good morning TV You're looking so healthy CHORUS: We all say, don't want to be alone We wear the same clothes cos we feel the same And kiss with dry lips when we say goodnight End of a century Oh, it's nothing special Sex on the TV Everybody's at it And the mind gets dirty As you get closer to thirty He gives her a cuddle Glowing in a huddle Good night TV You're all made up And you're looking like me CHORUS Can you eat her? Yes, you can. REPEAT CHORUS TWICE Oh, end of a century Oh, it's nothing special

4: Parklife

Confidence is a preference for the habitual voyeur of what is known as... (Parklife!) And morning soup can be avoided if you take a route straight chrough what is known as... (Parklife!) John's got brewer's droop, he gets intimidated by the dirty pigeons - they love a bit of it. (Parklife!) Who's that gut lord marching? You should cut down on your porklife, mate, get some exercise! (Parklife!) CHORUS: All the people So many people And they all go hand in hand Hand in hand through their parklife Know what I mean? I get up when I want, except on Wednesdays, when I get rudely wakened by the dustmen. (Parklife!) I put my trousers on, have a cup of tea, and I think about leaving the house. (Parklife!) I feed the pigeons, I sometimes feed the sparrows too. It gives me a sense of enormous well-being. (Parklife!) And then I'm happy for the rest of the day, safe in the knowledge there will always be a bit of my heart devoted to it. CHORUS Parklife - Parklife! Parklife - Parklife! It's got nothing to do with your vorsprung durch technic, you now. Parklife - Parklife! And it's not about you joggers who go round and round and round... Parklife - Parklife! REPEAT CHORUS TWICE

5: Bank Holiday

Grandma needs new dentures To eat the crust on pizza Been taken out by her daughter Because she thought she oughta The kids are eating Snickers Because they're so delicious Then there's sticky fingers And mother loses her knickers CHORUS: Bank holiday comes six times a year Days of enjoyment to which everyone cheers! Bank holiday comes with a six pack of beer Then it's back to work - A! G! A-I-N! Barbecue is cooking Sausages and chicken The patio is buzzing And neighbours they are looking John is down the fun pub Drinking lots of lager Girls and boys are on the game And all the high streets look the same CHORUS Back to work - A! G! A-I-N! CHORUS Bank holiday! Badhead So far, I've not really stayed in touch. Well, you knew as much. It's no surprise That today, I get up around two From a lack of anything to do And I might as well just grin and bear it Cos it's not worth the trouble of an argument. And you, not really stayed in touch. Well, I knew as much. It's no surprise That today, I get up around two With nothing to do Except get a touch of flu. And I might as well just grin and bear it Cos it's not worth the trouble of an argument, And in any case, I'd rather wear it. It's like a bad head in the morning. And I know. And I might as well just grin and bear it Cos it's not worth the trouble of an argument, And in any case, I'd rather wear it. It's like a bad head in the morning. So I might as well just grin and bear it Cos it's not worth the trouble of an argument, And in any case, I'd rather wear it. It's like a bad head in the morning. And I know.

6: The Debt Collector

[instrumental]

7: Far Out

I spy in the night sky don't I Phoebe Io Elara Leda Callisto Sinope Janus Dione Portia So many moons Quiet in the sky at night Hot in the Milky Way Outside in Vega Capella Hadar Rigel Barnard's Star Antares Aldebaran Altair Wolf 359 Betelgeuse Sun sun sun sun sun...

8: To The End

All those dirty words (Jusqu'a la fin) They make us look so dumb (En plein soleil) We've been drinking far too much (Jusqu'a la fin) And neither of us mean what we say (En plein amour) Well you and I Collapsed in love And it looks like we might have made it Yes, it looks like we've made it to the end What happened to us? (Jusqu'a la fin) Soon it will be gone forever (En plein soleil) Infatuated only with ourselves (Jusqu'a la fin) And neither of us can think straight anymore. (En plein amour) Well you and I Collapsed in love And it looks like we might have made it, Yes, it looks like we've made it to the end When you and I Collapsed in love Well, it looks like we might have made it Yes, it looks like we've made it to the end. (En plein amour) You and I Just collapsed in love And it looks like we might have made it Yes, it looks like we've made it to the end (En plein soleil) (En plein soleil)

9: London Loves

A malady has taken him over Coughing tar in his Japanese motor The lights are magic And he feels lucky And he's got money Shoots like an arrow, oh London loves The mystery of a speeding car London loves The misery of a speeding heart It's love you like and everyone's at it And words are cheap when the mind it elastic He loves the violence Keeps ticking over So sleep together Before today is sold forever London loves The way people just fall apart London loves The way you just don't stand a chance London loves The misery of a speeding heart Oh oh oh, oh oh oh Oh oh oh, oh oh oh Oh oh oh, oh oh oh Oh oh oh, oh ohoh London loves The mystery of a speeding car London loves The misery of a speeding heart London loves The mystery Oh, hey, hey London loves The way people just fall apart London loves The way we just don't stand a chance London loves (always London loves!) The speeding heart [sampled traffic bulletins from London radio]

10: Trouble In The Message Centre

I am the message centre Local and direct Room to room an operator No calls today, dear, They'll just have to wait, dear, I call and I collect So just strike him softly Away from the body You're made up too shiny today There's so much trouble Your thoughts are just pissing away It's so much trouble So much trouble I am a manager And I am in control As the local delegator No calls today, dear They'll just have to wait, dear I offer no guarantee at all So don't take it lightly, You passed your sell-by date You're made up too shiny today It's so much trouble Your thoughts are just pissing away It's so much trouble A new typeface, a new day It's so much trouble You can't remember ten minutes ago It's so much trouble Too much trouble La la la la la La la la la La la la la la La la la You passed your sell-by date You're made up too shiny today It's so much trouble Thoughts are just pissing away It's so much trouble A new typeface, a new day It's so much trouble You can't remember ten minutes ago It's so much trouble It's too much trouble La la la la la La la la la [etc. to fade]

11: Clover Over Dover

I'm on the white cliffs of Dover Thinking it over and over But if I jump it's all over A cautionary tale for you I'd like to roll in the clover With you over and over On the white cliffs of Dover And then I let you push me over If that is the fact Then in actual fact I'm not where it's at And it's over Oh, if that is the fact Then in actual fact I'm not where it's at And it's over Yes it is And now the bluebirds are over (I'm floating away) Over the white cliffs of Dover (Spent twenty years upon the sea) And when you push me over (And when I come back) Don't bury me, I'm not worth anything (I found that you took care to me) If that is the fact Then in actual fact I'm not where it's at And it's over REPEAT Yes it is.

12: Magic America

Bill Barrat has a simple dream. He calls it his Plan B. Where there are buildings in the sky and the air is sugar free and everyone's very friendly. Well, Plan B arrived on a holiday. He took a cab to the shopping malls, Bought and ate till he could do neither any more Then found love on Channel 44. La la la la la He wants to go to magic America La la la la la He'd like to live in magic America With all those magic people Bill Barrat sent his postcards home To everyone he'd ever known They went, "Fifty-nine cents gets you a good square meal From the people who care how you feel." La la la la la He wants to go to magic America La la la la la He'd like to live in magic America With all the magic people With all the magic people La la la la la He wants to go to magic America La la la la la He'd like to live in magic America La la la la la So nice to be in magic America La la la la la He'd like to live in magic America With all the magic people With all the magic people With all the magic people With all the magic people All the magic people With all the magic people All the people, all the people With all the magic people All the people, all the people [etc. to fade]

13: Jubilee

Jubilee slouches in his settee He's losing all will to move He got dippy, too much telly He watching 24 hours of rubbish He got butane, he got plastic bags His eyes are going square - oh yeah He's no raver, just anti-social He not going to cut his hair He dresses incorrectly No one told him how Seventeen He not mean enough He dresses incorrectly No one told him how Seventeen He not keen on being like Anyone else Jubilee's dad, Billy Banker, Thinks his son's a slob Should get out more, stop scabbing, He really should go and get a job He dresses incorrectly No one told him how to do it Seventeen He's not mean enough He dresses incorrectly No one told him how, where to go But he just don't get out enough He dresses incorrectly No one told him how, where to go But he just don't get out enough He dresses incorrectly No one told him how to do it, talk to girls But he's just to spotty He dresses incorrectly No one told him how Seventeen He not keen on being like Anyone else So he just plays on his computer game! He dresses incorrectly No one told him how to do it Seventeen He's not mean enough He dresses incorrectly No one told him how, where to go But he just don't get out enough He dresses incorrectly No one told him how to do it, talk to girls But he's just too spotty He dresses incorrectly No one told him how to do it, where to go He's not keen on being like anyone He's not being like Jubilee is not like Anyone else.

14: This Is A Low

And into the sea Goes pretty England and me Round the Bay of Biscay And back for tea Hit traffic on the Dogger Bank Up the Thames to find a taxi rank Sail on by with the tide And go to sleep And the radio says... CHORUS: "This is a low But it won't hurt you. When you're alone, It will be there with you, Finding ways to stay solo." On the Tyne, Forth and Cromarty, There's a low in the high forties And Saturdays locked away on the pier Not fast enough, dear. And on the Malin Head, Blackpool looks blue and red And the Queen, she's gone round the bend, Jumped off Land's End. And the radio says... REPEAT CHORUS "This is a low, But it won't hurt you. When you're alone, It will be there with you. This is a low, But it won't hurt you. When you're alone, It will be there with you, Finding ways to stay solo." Lot 105 La la la la la la la la la la La la la la la la la la - ha ha La la la la la la la la la la La la la la la la la la - ha ha La la la la la la la la la la La la la la la la Eighteen times a week, love Ha ha ha ha ha!