Club Anthems 2001

by ballboy

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released February 22, 2001

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Track Name: Donald In The Bushes With A Bag Of Glue
The last time I saw you, you were lying in a bush with a bag of glue
Now you're baking cakes for middle-aged ladies, and you're married to
A good-looking girl who gets on well, with your family
You've made your mother proud at last and I guess that's good enough for me

Break

Yesterday I met the boy I used to spend my Christmas with
He used to be a monk now he deals cards and seems happy with it
And there's a lot to be said for lifelong love and sex and security
And a good-looking girl who gets on well, with your family

Break

And I ignore religion
It never gave me anything
I can't make decisions, I can't make incisions
And I'm not a poet, but I'm not illiterate
And I can't get used to it, and I can't get through it

Break

I saw you yesterday you were carrying pornographic magazines
You offered me a gun then said that they were much more trouble than anyone needs
You're still baking cakes for middle-aged ladies
You're still married to
A good looking girl who gets on well with your family
A good looking girl who gets on well with your family
A good looking girl who gets on well with your family
Track Name: A Day In Space
and the world turns
and the world turns
and the world turns
and the world turns
elvis sang that
and ever since iv'e been young i've had a dream about going into space
lying there in the darkness and staring down
watching continents drift by and come round again
drift by and come round again
i always want to launch myself from space and dive down
through the atmosphere through the clouds and the air
and swoop over the heads of people walking and shopping and talking
in moscow or paris or rome
or wherever
i'd be moving so fast i'd just have time to see their astonished faces
before i was off again
back off to my space base
which could be anything really
an asteroid a moon or a spaceship
it's never been that clearly defined in my dreams
but its not important
just to be in space would be the important thing
just to be in space would be the important thing
and i've spoken to lots of people about my desire to go to space
and they think it's stupid
they say things like
what about the training?
i hear its very hard
i say hard?
hard my arse
a couple of assault courses and a maths test
a piece of piss
i've suffered worse than that
i've suffered much worse than that
sometimes i wonder what's wrong with people
i think they've gone simultaneously soft or stupid
or they're living in fear
but i dunno why
there's nothing to fear about space
space is brilliant
space is brilliant
and i've told people
i'd pay a million pounds or m ore to go to space
which is true
i'd pay a million pounds or more to go for an hour
or even half an hour
although a day would be better
that would be something
a day in space
that would be something
a day in space
that would be something
and i speak to people sometimes
and i ask them
well what would you do if you had a million pounds?
if you wouldn't take it to space what would you do with it?
they say i dunno
buy a house or a car
maybe take a holiday somewhere
a holiday where i ask them
oh spain, egypt
see the pyramids maybe
see the pyramids maybe
when they say this to me i look at them
i look them straight in the eye
and i wait for just a few seconds
just so they know what i'm going to say is going to be important
what i'm going to say is going to be important
and then i say
what better place could you go to than space?
what's a better holiday than that?
think about lying there when your a hundered
a hundred and ten or whatever
looking back on your life and thinking
well what did i actually do
what did i actually achieve
oh i saw the pyramids
big deal!
you can apparently see those from space anyway
you can see all the rest of the blue and green globe twist and turn below you
you can see the sun lighting up the moon
you can feel the stars shining down upon your back
you dont get that in egypt
and you don't get that at the pyramids
and you don't get that by pissing away your million pounds on something
that everyone else can do if they save up long enough
and the world turns
and the world turns
and the world turns
and the world turns
elvis sang that
Track Name: Dumper Truck Racing
it's time - to start a new world order
bit by bit maybe we can sort it out
and all it needs - is hope and love and confidence
and a good idea from one of us tonight

we can avoid - the years of vague unhappiness
and bitterness
and regret

and you will trade - boiler suits for silver suits
for astronauts and flying cars
and your best job yet

and it's okay, because someday we'll be millionaires
and go dumper truck racing
and go dumper truck racing
and you know, that it won't matter then
how other people treat you
how other people treat you

and i have wings - with which to traverse oceans
and i'll take you with me
upon my back

and we will dive - through waves that move in many ways
and we will play on beaches
and you can decide if you'll ever come back

and it's okay because someday we'll be millionaires
and go dumper truck ra.........
and go dumper truck racing
down motorways and mountainsides
through cityscapes and countrysides
and tree lined avenues

and you know, that it won't matter then
how other people treat you
how other people treat you

and we know
that someday we'll be millionaires
and go dumper truck racing
and go dumper truck racing
Track Name: Public Park
You have dogs instead of children
You take long walks instead of spending time with your husband
But if I had a husband like you
I would take long walks too
Long walks too
Long walks too
Long walks too

And you're standing in the supermarket
Watching the boy at the checkout and making love to him - in your head again
And you know it's sad, but you can't stop
It's the only fun you get when you shop
And maybe someday he'll turn round and say

That you are the most beautiful girl in the world
And he'll be Elvis Presley to your Marilyn Monroe
You are the most beautiful girl in the world
And he'll be Elvis Presley to your Marilyn Monroe

And you're standing in the public park
With a pooper-scooper in your hand
This is not what you aspired to
When you were young and your whole life lay before you
Lay before you
Lay before you

And you could've been an architect
Raising structures in your head
But if I'd told you this then would you have settle for it

And you are the most beautiful girl in the world
And I'll be Elvis Presley to your Marilyn Monroe
You are the most beautiful girl in the world
And I'll be Elvis Presley to your Marilyn Monroe

And when you've run out of boys to kiss and you've run out of girls to talk to
There's got to be more than this - there's got to there's got to there's go to
When you've run out of boys to kiss and you've run out of girls to talk to
There's got to be more than this there's got to there's got to there's go to

And you are the most beautiful girl in the world
And I'll be Elvis Presley to your Marilyn Monroe
You are the most beautiful girl in the world
And I'll be Elvis Presley to your Marilyn Monroe
Track Name: Essential Wear For Future Trips To Space
control yourself, and you will be okay
control yourself, and you will be okay

even polar bears, need warm hearts to make it through the snow
polar bears, need warm hearts to make it through the snow

and i am human too
and i'm human enough to miss you

so equip yourself
in essential wear for future trips to space
in essential wear for future trips to space

equip yourself in essential wear for future trips to space
like silver gloves and a visor and reflector for your face

and i might go without you
but i'll be thinking about you
and i am human too
and i'm human enough to miss you

so equip yourself
in essential wear for future trips to space
in essential wear for future trips to space

control myself and i will be okay i tell myself
i will be okay i tell myself
i will be okay
i will be okay
i will be okay i tell myse
Track Name: I Hate Scotland
Sometimes in my life, I’d take all my hopes and dreams, all my ambitions and all my aspirations and I'd give them all up, trade them all in - put them all to one side - for a springboard, and a pair of shorts, and a plain white t-shirt - and the ability to do a perfect backflip.

I think if I could do it the seconds would feel like hours to me, it would be like medicine, staying with me during the days and during the weeks where I’m just pushing on, just getting by.

And it’s funny how your life is. It’s funny how you can spend years and years building it up layer by layer, and then throw it all away in a second.

And I’m not the boy I used to be. And although I’ve more or less accepted it, although I’ve gotten over it and I’m no longer trying to change it. I still regret it.

I regret it everyday...

I’m not the boy I used to be.

Maybe it's Scotland that I hate. I know I hate so many things about it. I hate the way punishment's at the heart of everything. I hate the way parents speak to their children. I hate the way everything always has to be someone's fault even though some things just happen.

Some things just happen...

I hate the way people bring up their children to be exactly the same as they are just so they can justify the way they've lived their lives. I hate the way that we expect to fail. And then we fail. And then we get bitter because we've failed.

Maybe it's Scotland that I hate...

Maybe Scotland’s got nothing to do with it. Maybe all of this has got nothing to do with anything. But I know that I would give it all up, trade it all in...

for a springboard, and a pair of shorts, and a plain white t-shirt and a perfect backflip.

A springboard, and a pair of shorts, and a plain white t-shirt and a perfect backflip.

I'd give it all up for that.
I'd give it all up for that.

I'd give it all up for that.
Track Name: One Sailor Was Waving
i'm not the brightest hope, i'm not the shining light
of my generation
there's nothing in my heart

and i've been drunk in every room and on every floor
of the world's tallest building
there's nothing in my heart

and are you in love with me?
you know what it means to me, you know what it means to me
and are you in love with me?
you know what it means to me, you know what it means to me

inside a taxi cab, inside a carnival,
inside a ticker-tape parade
in new york in the rain

upside down and tangled up in a parachute
trying to set myself free
as the ground is rushing to meet me

and are you in love with me?
you know what it means to me, you know what it means to me
and are you in love with me?
you know what it means to me, you know what it means to me

and i'm sick and tired of talking shite and the things that people i love put up with from me
put up with from me

i'm going to get drunk in the afternoon, take a razor blade across my eyes and see
if it makes any difference to me

and are you in love with me?
you know what it means to me, you know what it means to me
and are you in love with me?
you know what it means to me, you know what it means to me

(Repeat)

i'm not the brightest hope, i'm not the shining light
of my generation
Track Name: Olympic Cyclist
you did a perfect job last night
you shaved your legs and you washed your bike
and you looked like an olympic cyclist to me
and in the athens velodrome
i listened to the crowd roar you home
you were just a blur when you went passed me

after the trials, after it all
you can see for miles
and i can't see at all

i had a perfect afternoon
the afternoon that i spent with you
in brighton on the beach and in the sea
and in your tiny council flat
relive the memories that take you back
to athens and your rain-soaked sprint for gold

and i knew that you were the one
and i still know it
and i know that you are the only one
with the strength and the sense to get me through it

after the trials, after it all
you can see for miles
and i can't see at all

you did a perfect job last night
you shaved your legs and you washed your bike
and you looked like an olympic cyclist to me
and in your tiny council flat
relive the memories that take you back
to athens and your rain-soaked sprint for gold

for gold................................
Track Name: Leave The Earth Behind You And Take A Walk Into The Sunshine
a sore heart and a hand to hold
a sore heart and a hand to hold
tonight
when i hold you in my arms
and pretend that i am sleeping
well i hope you understand

underneath the sheets with your hopes and your fears
and inadequacies
and your sheets and your hopes and your fears

are you happy with your life?
are you happy with your life?

walking home with the sun on your face
and we're drunk again, but you like it that way
walking home with the sun on your face
and we're drunk again, but you like it that way

are you happy with your life?
are you happy with your life?

it's just a little bit further - just a little bit more
just a little bit harder - just a little bit sore
just a little bit lucky - just a little bit good
just a little bit funny - just a little bit cruel
just a little bit cruel
Track Name: I've Got Pictures Of You In Your Underwear
it's not the car you drive that's you
and it's not the high paid job that you do
and it's not the house that you live in
and it's not what other people think
and it's not the boys that you've slept with
and it's not the alcohol that you drink

it's not the holidays you take
and it's not the money that you make
and it's not the places that you've been
and it's not the things that you have seen
and it's not the girls that you've slept with
and it's not the alcohol you can drink

i had a great time playing with you
when you were in the garden in your underwear
i've got pictures of you
when you were in the garden in your underwear
and i know because i hung around for days to see if you
would emerge and if everything i'd heard about was...

and though i hung around for days to see if you would re-emerge and see if everything that i'd heard about you and thought about you and read about you and dreamt about you was true or not...

i had a great time playing with you
when you were in the garden in your underwear
i've got pictures of you
when you were in the garden in your...
i had a great time playing with you
when you were in the garden in your underwear
i've got pictures of you
when you were in the garden
in
your
under
wear...
Track Name: Swim For Health
everything i have ever learned
i learned at the funerals of good men
and everything i have ever learned
i've forgotten again

i broke my own heart again
i broke my own heart again
it was a stupid thing to do

i could sing to you
until my throat is sore
but it wouldn't do any good
and my room looks like
like a tramp moved in
and there's nothing that i can do
and in my small house tonight
i think that i might die
and meet you
in a brighter place
and maybe put things right

it's training for life
it's training for life
that i need
that i need
that i need
so swim for health and swim for happiness
swim for health and swim for happiness

and maybe we'll sleep
maybe we'll sleep
maybe i'll sleep
maybe i'll sleep...
Track Name: They'll Hang Flags From Cranes Upon My Wedding Day
everyone
has trained their eyes upon me
to see if i'm improving
to see if i'll be good

and in the cold, harsh darkness of the night
well i wonder
if i'm good

one more drink
and then i'm going home
to sleep
and wake up on my own
and in the cold, bright darkness of the night
well i'm sure
someday i'll be good

and they'll hang flags from cranes upon my wedding day
they'll hang flags from cranes upon my wedding day

and i know if it was the same
then i would do it all again
and i know if i had the chance to change
then i would probably do it all the same

and everyone
has trained their eyes upon me
to see if i'm improving
to see if i'll be good
and in the cold, harsh darkness of the night
i wonder
if i'm good

and they'll hang flags from cranes upon my wedding day
they'll hang flags from cranes upon my wedding day
they'll hang flags from cranes upon my wedding day
Track Name: Sex Is Boring
take me back to your room
tie me up and strip me naked
and lie me on your floor
and then you'll see that sex is boring with me
it's not what i came here for
it's not what i came here for

you know about hip hop and
you know about trip hop and
you know about punk rock and
you know about house music
and house music, house music is the greatest thing of all

and you've read more books than i
i could ever read and you
you've seen more films than i
i could ever see so
why is it, why is it, that you don't know any more than me

and i hate hip hop and i
i hate trip hop and i
i hate punk rock and i
i hate house music
because house music, house music never meant anything at all to me.

so take me back to your room
tie me up and strip me naked
and lie me on your floor
and then you'll see that sex is boring with me
it's not what i came here for
it's not what i came here for

and it's not like you are going to save me
although you think you are

and i've got miles to go before i sleep
and you're not going to save me
although you think you are