Jarvis Cocker

Here you go, kiddies:

FURTHER COMPLICATIONS

In the beginning there was nothing
To be honest, that suited me just fine
I was three weeks late coming out of the womb
In no great rush to join the rest of mankind
Where there were

Further complications
Further complications in store, yeah

I was not born in wartime
I was not born in pain or poverty
I need an addiction, the needed affliction
To cultivate a personality
I need some

Further complications
Further complications in store, yeah
Your life is just a carrier bag

The enemy without has moved in somewhere else
If your parents didn’t screw you up why not do it yourself?
Go fight your battles, go to a disco
You wanna suffer, go to a rock show

Do you follow me? (Follow me)
Then follow me (Follow me)
Yeah follow me (Follow me)
Then follow me
Follow me to

Further complications
That’s right
Further complications in store, yeah
Your life is just a carrier bag
Oh they’ll fill it and the straps will snap

I used to think that people all chose the lives they led
But so many different choices that you’ve got to make instead
Don’t write a novel – a shopping list is better
It’s a complicated boogie and I don’t know any better baby

Further complications
Oh!
Further complications in store, yeah
Your life is just a carrier bag
Oh they’ll fill it and the straps will snap

Further complications
Further complications
Do you follow me?

ANGELA

Angela: an unfinished symphony
Angela: she is mobile poetry & she’s nearly 23,
Making 4,50 an hour
complementary shower.

They call her Angela.
Angela.
Angela – Boom! You blew my mind.
Angela, I feel the sap rising tonight.
A dry stick at the end of a branch &
you can’t glue it back.
Snapped off by Angela.

PILCHARD

Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh.
You Pilchard.
Oh

LEFTOVERS

I met her in the Museum of Paleontology & I make no bones about it.
I said
‘If you wish to study dinosaurs, I know a specimen whose interest
is undoubted.
Trapped in a body that is failing me, please alow me to be succint:
Before we both become extinct.
That’s what I told her: “I want to be your lover”
& then I told her twice, “I want to be your lover”
He says he loves you like a sister
Well, I guess that’s relative.

He says that he wants to make love to you
But instead of “to” shouldn’t that be “with”?

Well, I told you once, “I want to be your lover”
& now I told you twice, Homes: “I want to be your lover”

& so I come to you filled with guilt & self-loathing
& I am praying that your could make me good
& I fall upon your neck just like a vampire.
Yeah, a vampire who faints
at the sight of blood.

Well, I told you once, “I want to be your lover”
This is my C.V. & I’ve got no-one else to blame,
Yes, I will state it again:
Come & help yourself to
leftovers –
got a little surplus love & affection.
I’m getting cuddly; so won’t you cuddle me?
I could be your teddy bear.
I know I ain’t no Eligible Bachelor.
This i sno “mouth-watering proposition”
Make no mistake: you’re in big trouble little lady
If we start a-huggin’ & a-kissin’ & a-kissin’
Are you listening?

‘Cos I told you once
& then I told you twice & now I’ve told you three times
& at the risk of repeating myself, I’m gonna say it again:
I want to be your lover.
I want to be your lover.
& now I told you twice: “I want to be your lover”

I NEVER SAID I WAS DEEP

I love your body Cos I’ve lost my mind.
If you want someone to talk to; You’re wasting your time.
If you want someone to share your life
then you need someone who’s alive.
&,
if every relationship is a two-way street,
I have been screwing in the back whilst you drive.
I never said I was deep
But I am profoundly shallow.
My lack of knowledge is vast
& my horizons are narrow.
I never said I was big
I never said I was clever.
& if you’re waiting to find
what’s going on in my mind
you could be waiting forever.
Forever & ever.
I can’t dance you to the end of the night
Cos I’m afraid of the dark.

I have to confess: I’m out of my depth.
You’re going over my head
& straight through my heart.

Some girls like to play it dirty.
Some girls want to be your Mum.
Me, I disrespected you
Whist we were waiting for the taxi to come.
My morality is shabby, my behaviour unacceptable.
No, I’m not looking for a relationship;
Just a willing receptacle.
I never said I was…
I never said I was…
I never said I was deep
But I am profoundly shallow.
My lack of knowledge is vast
& my horizons are narrow.
I never said I was big
I never said I was clever.
& if you’re waiting to find
what’s going on in my mind
you could be waiting forever. Forever & ever.
I never said I was deep.

HOMEWREKCER

A homewrecker stalks the streets of this city.
Avoiding the issue, still trying to believe he’s the Biggest,
The Strongest, the Fittest, The Longest
& his wife & his kids are sleep.

Her comes the Homewrecker
What a tragic waste of life.
& don’t you know?
You’re just like everybody else.
& don’t you know?
Everyone fails or they fall
Everyone, yessirree: Everybdoy except me.
Here comes the Homewrecker
Going down with all hands tonight.
Here comes the Homewrecker
What a tragic waste of life.
And don’t you know?
You’re just like everybody else.
& don’t you know?
They all sell out int he end
All grow up and dorp their friends
Face the facts.
Knuckle down
Capitulate & scrape & bow
Everybody, everyone
Alles menschen
Tout le monde
Everbody, yesirree
Everybody
Everybody except me.

HOLD STILL

The train was leaving in ten minutes or so
Struggling with the suitcases I did not see you go
My heart stopped beating and I felt my blood run cold

“Hold still” I told you but you moved
Now you’re gone, I can’t find you growing
Yeah, we are growing but why bother?
When you can hover

On your knees and behold the might of the master
Eyes explode at the very sight of the master
We’re cosmic dust but you’re everything to me

Like a single parent at the fair
And you’re spinning above me
Spinning
You’re moving fast but you’re going nowhere
Yeah, baby that’s the way
On your knees and behold the might of the master
Eyes explode at the very sight of the master
Kittens are cute but a full grown cat can be cuter
I’m alive but I plan to die in the future
Hold still, hold still, hold still

We’re cosmic dust but you’re everything to me

FUCKINGSONG

I will never get to touch you so I wrote this song instead
Thinking about you lying in bed, it’s gonna get inside your head
And it’s the best that I can do, this is the closest I could get
So let it penetrate your consciousness
Oh oh oh oh yes

Turn it up, turn me on, I’m feeling good but don’t get me wrong
I know it’s just a song

And every time you play it I will perform the best I can
Press repeat and there I am, and there I am, always glad to be your man
And this way, oh well there won’t be any mess
As I assure you that there would be in the flesh
This is my very, very best

Turn it up, turn me on, I’m feeling good but don’t get me wrong
‘Cause I know it’s just a song

Always eager, always ready, always in tune and always prime
And I’m always there for you, I’m always on time
Unlike in real life

Turn it up, turn me on, I’m feeling good but don’t get me wrong
No, don’t get me wrong, don’t get me wrong ’cause I know
It’s just a fucking song

CAUCASIAN BLUES

All gather round now: I’ll tell you what it’s all about
You find a good woman and then you fuck her til your hair falls out
A round of applause, please, for the totally clapped-out
You got them Caucasian Blues again

And don’t wave your cash around, it cannot buy you into this
‘Cause you’re a waxy-legged, tacky, meat-faced fool and your money is just cowardice
No sense of rhythm and your name’s not on the list
You got them Caucasian Blues again
Oh yeah

And so you finally took the plunge and got into blues rock and you like to give to charity
Because it’s easier to patronise than face the facts and now:
I’ve heard it said that you are hung like a white man
You got them Caucasian Blues again
And again
Oh
And now you’re asking me to sympathise and let you off
Because the climate is a-changin’ and the times are tough
And you took all that you could but it was not enough and now:
I’ve heard it said that you are hung like a white man
You’re yesterday’s news, you’ve got so much to lose
You got them Caucasian Blues again
Oh!

Caucasian Blues, yeah
Caucasian Blues, yeah
Caucasian Blues, yeah
Caucasian Blues, yeah
Caucasian Blues

SLUSH

Yesterday you fell out of the sky
Covered all my faults up, just like snow
You turned this place into a Winter Wonderland
I barely recognise who or where I am.
My heart melted at your touch:

Turned to slush.

This substance does not belong in the city.
Just as snow cannot stay on the ground for long.
The gritters come & they turn it all to slush.
Cos folks round here – well, they got to catch the bus.
My heart melted at your touch:
Turned to slush.

& if I could, I would refrigerate this moment.
I would preserve it for all time.
But I know that I don’t stand a snowball in Hell’s chance
So let’s sing “Auld Langs Ayne”.
Sing it out now!

My heart melted at your touch:
Turned into slush.

Grey floaters inside my eyes
And visible when you look into a clear blue sky
Memories of days gone by
Activated by a mirror ball shining bright
In a provincial disco on a Thursday night

You appeared from nowhere beside me on the floor
Identical in every detail to the way you were before
The best part of a decade since you went out of my life
The worst part of a decade, but here you are tonight
By my side

You’re in my eyes, you’re in my face
Just like before you went away
You’re in my arms, I feel your warmth
And I will dance until the dawn
‘Cause I don’t want to lose you again, oh no
Yeah, I don’t want to lose you again, oh no

A trick of the light, a disco hallucination
A waking dream, an impossible situation
Oh, but you look real good in your halter-top, don’t stop
Don’t disappear
I need you here
I need you here

You’re in my eyes, you’re in my face
Just like before you went away
You’re in my arms, I feel your warmth
And I will dance until the dawn
‘Cause I don’t want to lose you again, oh no
No, I don’t want to lose you again, oh no

And I don’t want this song to ever end, ’cause I know if it did then you would disappear again. Let this be forever 3 AM. Caught in a loop that repeats endlessly. It was the mirror ball that did it – a chance reflection that sparked you back to life. Like you’d just been to the bar for a little while, and you smiled and there was nothing in your eyes, like this silt in mine making it hard to get around. I thought you’d gone, but all this time I’d been carrying you around in my eyes.
In my eyes
In my eyes

You’re in my eyes, you’re in my face
Just like before you went away
You’re in my arms, I feel your warmth
And I will dance until the dawn
‘Cause I don’t want to lose you again, oh no
Yeah, I don’t want to lose you again, oh no
Yeah, I don’t want to lose you again, oh no

Because one day my eyes will be full. A snow storm every time I shake my head. But that day is not tonight. And if we keep moving – dancing tight – they might never catch us.

Yeah, I don’t want to lose you again

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