Anarchy

This is almost everbody's favorite Chumbawamba album.

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Give The Anarchist A Cigarette

Albert!
What?
Bobby!
What?
For god's sake burn it down
Nothing ever burns down by itself
Every fire needs a little bit of help
Nothing ever burns down by itself
Every fire needs a little bit of
Give the anarchist a cigarette
'Cause that's as close as he's ever going to get
Bobby just hasn't earned it yet
The times are changing but he just forgets
He's going to choke on his harmonica Albert
Nothing ever burns down by itself
Every fire needs a little bit of help
Nothing ever burns down by itself
Every fire needs a little bit of
Give the anarchist a cigarette
A candy cig for the spoilt brat
We'll get Albert to write you a check
And he'll be burning up the air in his personal jet
You know I hate every pop star that I ever met
Nothing ever burns down by itself
Every fire needs a little bit of help
Nothing ever burns down by itself
Every fire needs a little bit of
Give the anarchist a cigarette
Burn baby burn, burn baby burn
(Repeat)
Nothing ever burns down by itself
Every fire needs a little bit of help
(Repeat)

Timebomb

(Chorus 1)
Stop now, what's that sound?
Everybody look what's going down
Stop now, what that sound?
(Repeat chorus 1)
(Chorus 2)
I am a timebomb
A ticking ticking ticking timebomb
I am a timebomb
A ticking ticking ticking timebomb
Unattended on the railway station
In the litter at the dancehalls
Sitting pretty near the fast-food counter
In the backseat of a Vauxhall
(Repeat chorus 2)
(Repeat chorus 1)
(Repeat chorus 2)
Hear the ticking of your heartbeat beating
Hear the breaking of their promises
Hear the smashing of your expectations
Hear the shattering of half-rhymes
(Repeat chorus 2)
(Repeat chorus 1)
You don't tell time--time tells you
And all the timebombs
They're all dancing to the same song
In a world full of no-ones
I am a someone
Timebomb, timebomb, timebomb, timebomb
(Repeat chorus 1)
London bridge is falling down

On Being Pushed

I never could stand to be pushed

Heaven/Hell

Tall as houses
Small as spiders
Undefined this buzz inside us
(Chorus)
Tightrope walker
Chaos order
I fell right into heaven/hell
Devil take me
God forsake me
Made my home in heaven/hell
Out of ruins growing pains
Wide-eyed pirates crossing bones
(Repeat chorus)
Kicking giants drowned in reason
Breaking old building new
(Repeat chorus)

Love Me

I'm an anarchist, I'm the anti-christ
Well sort of not really
It's not big it's not clever
And i'm quite a reasonable fella
Your friendly uncle good with kids good ol' paternalist pop
Good cop bad cop good cop bad cop good cop good cop
I was a wannabe and wannabes don't know what they want to be
I needn't have worried 'cos the man upstairs was looking out for me
God gave me the finger with his free hand
Now I'm his left hand man
Hey punk don't call me Mac
My name is Johnny Trabant
Love me, love me, love me, love me
(Repeat)
Take me, take me, seriously, love me, love me, love me, love me
They call me the great pretender
John Noakes was my mentor
I'm a walking talking ideas man
Here's one I prepared earlier
Stretch Armstrong and his rubber band
Edwin Meese and the sex police
Please Mister Postman post-post-modern deliver us from Elvis
Be-bop-a-lula my baby-baby does good culture yes
Now I found what I'm looking for I find myself in another fine mess
Someone muddied my waters
I lost my way but now I see
I O.D.'d on irony
I'll rediscover god for the next LP
Love me, love me, love me, love me
(Repeat)
Take me, take me, seriously, love me, love me, love me, love me
Bend me shake me anyway you want me whatever you want I'll be your heart's desire. Black and cuddly, you want love me, pop me cork watch me pop like bubbly. Hot or not you've got to use what you've got. Where's the weak spot, let me take a shot. What a turn on, does it feel lovely? Love me love me
Johnny Johnny what for art thou
How goes Victor Jara
I got a stadium-sized pro rata headache
Pretentious moi
The ghost of Eamonn Andrews smiling watching over me
I love it let's shoot it 'Johnny Trabba the movie'
I paid my dues, I sung the blues
I've done pain and personal hell
Pass me the phone I got calls to make
This will sell and sell
I'm as Bob Roberts to your Phil Ochs
Talking political
So love me, love me, love me I'm a liberal
Love me, love me, love me, love me
(Repeat)
Take me, take me, seriously, love me, love me, love me, love me
Love me, freeze-frame, love me

Georgina

Is she really going out with him?
Not any more!
Georgina's cooking supper for her husband
All her friends are coming 'round to see the show
Because the thief she calls a husband won't be hungry
When he sees what's on the end of his fork
(Chorus)
Georgina isn't asking any more
And her lover isn't asking any more
And the cook isn't asking any more
Since the thief met a bullet on the way to the floor
Georgina's got a timebomb in her stomach
She knows that any minute now it's going to blow
With all the pain and the silence that she feeds on
With all the hurt that the bruises can't show
(Repeat chorus)
Georgina's got an appetite for vengeance
And she sings all the songs from 'Oliver'
But she won't be wanting seconds any more
As she tightens up her grip on her trigger finger
(Repeat chorus)

This Year's Thing

Roll up, roll up
The greatest show on earth
Animals, clowns, freaks, misfits, contortionists
Fun for all the family
Currently residing in the 'where are they now' file
All tied up in elastic
Stubborn like weeds they've been here all the while
I saw the egos grow
In good working order adjustable spanner
Industry junkies
Regurgitated cabaret under the hammer
They were running the show
(Chorus)
Let's hear it for this year's thing
Come on
Last year's thing
Come on
Next year's thing
Come on
(Repeat)
Step right this way
Thrills chills and spills
Marvel at the daring feats
Pure entertainment
Karaoke sex we can spend the night together
I made a date with Elvis
While someone does a runner with the group's bread and butter
I heard the colonel sing
From a packet of twenty when will they learn?
SickalongaDanbert
That for one good smoke there's nineteen that burn
I never saw the strings attached to
(Repeat chorus)
Jump a little higher
Live by fire die by fire
I am the dog in the manger
Or a dodgy brown packet with suspicious-looking wires
Here's my starter for ten
Behind that pane of glass your special backstage pass
Hear the never-has-beens
Meet the manager with his kecks down and kiss his arse
And watch it happen again
This time it's
(Repeat chorus)
One, two, three, four
This year's thing, this year's thing, this year's thing
Politics is this year's thing
(Repeat)

Mouthful of Shit

'Judging by his outlandish attire, he's some sort of free-thinking anarchist!'
'I'll call security sir.'
(Chorus)
Can't hear you 'cause your mouth's full of shit
Can't hear you 'cause your mouth's full of shit
Do something about it
(Repeat chorus)
Well I'm really back to basics right beside a bar
Choke the double trouble big one to the joker with the card
Good call
What's the crack, what's the damage done today
From the commons to the common a banana skin away
Knock it back knock it out
Chuck a nightmare dart
Quiet
Compere on the mic turns turning to the court
Putting beef vol-au-vents across the Union Jack
Bolinger and Bitter says the colonies are back
(Repeat chorus)
You think you're god's gift
You're a liar
I wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire
(Repeat)
(Repeat chorus)
Up your ronson
Take a tab
With a flash of Zippo light
Catch the hip parade passing to the Polaroids right
Check the manic little rebel with a bottle in his hand
A rhyming manifesto and a butty from his mam
Local lad made bad with cowboy charm
Claims he doesn't really mean every screw-'em-all barb
Pass the mic
Karaoke with the yesteryear stars
Time to weep into your beer 'til the fireworks start
(Repeat Chorus)
You think you're god's gift
You're a liar
I wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire
(Repeat)
(Repeat chorus)

Never Do What You Are Told

This coat my royal gown
A stolen hand-me-down
No need to scrape and bow
We can be heroes now
For more than just one day
Here's how
Look both ways when crossing roads
Don't wear slippers 'til you're old
Never do what you are told
(Repeat)

Bad Dog

Move over, Rover, and let Alice take over
Puppy eyes puppy eyes tearing claws spitting pride
Roll over! Roll over! Roll over! Roll over!
Pretty please pretty play chase away chase away
Nasty nasty snapping nasty biting spitting nasty nasty
Hammer hammer teeth nails sit sit sit sit
Bitch won't beg bitch can't lick bitch can't do those clever tricks
Heel fetch run lie nasty nasty snapping nasty
See these eyes puppy eyes roll on over and die die
Bad dog you bad dog you bad dog you bad dog
Playful dog with trouble and spice nasty nice nasty nice
Slip the lead fight fight my bark is softer than my bite
Roll over roll over mock each chewing spewing mouthful
Hammer hammer teeth nails bad dog bad dog
Good girl pat pat bad dog smack smack
Here's a bitch who'll give it back snap snap snap snap
Puppy eyes will start to play this nasty dog will have its day
This is heaven
This is hell
This is living
This is tale to tell
This is drive wheel
This is cog
This is master
This is snarling dog
This is hammer
This is spanner
This is no sir
This is table manners
This is history
This is how it's been
This is over and over and over and over again
Good bad good bad good girl
Bad good bad good bad dog
(Repeat)
(Chatter)
Hello boys and girls, I'm Danbert Nobacon, I'm the transvestite of the group
I like it, I like it!

Enough Is Enough

(Chorus)
Open your eyes, time to wake up
Enough is enough is enough is enough
Open your eyes, time to wake up
Enough is enough is enough is enough
Enough is enough is enough
Give the fascist man a gunshot
Enough is enough is enough
Give the fascist man a gunshot
Trying and trying again to get this damn thing done
It can't done
Come shoot the fascist with a gun
'Cause it's stopping us from unity
We cannot see reality
Just vanity insanity Fusion cannot stand it see
No man fascist man will ever get me outta the land
So understand Fusion plan to stop them with a bang
We sang and sang to make the people all unite
Not fight but fight because the leaders don't think right
You burnt us in the past you know it won't happen again
So black and white take a stand and all try to defend
All of the people and the children who are living in the past
Just blast and blast don't make the fascist man last
(Repeat chorus)
On and on and on you know the feeling's so strong
So long
It's wrong
I'm telling you it's wrong
Destruction confusion and blaming it on the color
I wonder in horror 'cause the people start to follow
All the leaders and the rulers who are putting up the fence
It's dense immense and you say you're talking sense
Bull, bull I want to say it full
But people on the radio you know will make a pull
So I try to tone it down to make the whole world know
That the language of my violence will proceed in my show
Flow, flow to make the fascist man know
that unity is here and unity will grow
(Repeat chorus)
I want to wake up, I want to wake up
I want to wake up, I want to wake up
Open your eyes, time to wake up
Enough is enough is enough is enough
(Repeat)

Rage

Hear the ghosts of ever after
Yell of anger
Ring of laughter
Don't go gently into the night
Rage against the dying of the light


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