Lyrics of the four new songs

Gaetano

Half A Person
Bonfire of Teenagers:

Bonfire of Teenagers
Which is so high in May north-west sky
Oh, you should've seen her leave for the arena
On the way, she turned and waved and smiled: "Goodbye"
Goodbye

And the silly people sing: "Don't Look Back in Anger"
And the morons swing and say: "Don't Look Back in Anger"
I can assure you I will look back in anger 'till the day I die

Bonfire of Teenagers
Which is so high in May north-west sky
Oh, you should've seen her leave for the arena
Only to be vapourized
Vapourized

And the silly people sing: "Don't Look Back in Anger"
And the morons swing and say: "Don't Look Back in Anger"
I can assure you I will look back in anger 'till the day I die

Go easy on the killer
Go easy on the killer
Go easy on the killer
Go easy on the killer...

I Live in Oblivion:

I apologize I grew old
I apologize I grew tired
I apologize I grew old

And now I live in oblivion
And it suits me very well
I live in oblivion
And it suits me very well
And the only thing that can kill me is the hospital food
And the only one left to visit me is you

I know the best, the worst, the last
I knew them all
I set the world on fire
And now I'm tired

And now I live in oblivion
And it suits me very well
I live in oblivion
And it suits me very well
And the only thing that can kill me is the hospital food
And the only one left to visit me is you

SHOVE IT IN YOUR MOUTH
COME ON
OPEN WIDE
ONE, TWO, THREE
ONE MORE SPOONFUL
DOWN THE HATCH
ONE, TWO, THREE
ONE MORE SPOONFUL
THERE'S A GOOD BOY
OH, THERE'S A GOOD BOY
THERE'S A GOD BOY...

Sure Enough the Telephone Rings:

Sure enough, the telephone rings
Who wants my money now?
Otherwise the telephone never would ring
No oh oh oh

Sure enough, the telephone rings
who wants my money now?
---(I can't seem to decipher the next line)--

Please be fair,
You must tell the kids the live in hell now (x2)

Sure enough, the telephone rings
Who wants my money now?
Otherwise the telephone never would ring
No oh oh oh

Sure enough, the telephone rings
Who wants my body now?
Buried, dug up, Buried, then dug up again

Please be fair,
You should tell the little kids they live in hell now (x2)

It's only fair
You should tell the little kids they live in hell now (x2)


Rebels Without Applause:

I can't seem to decipher the lyrics for this song too well... only random spurts of lines, sorry
 
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Famous when dead

Vulgarian
Moderator
By myself from the gig thread a few hours back:

Bonfire Of Teenagers.
By ear.
Live preamble:
This, this song is new.
It's about, it's about England's 9/11
And yes, I heard you, I heard what you just did under your breath.
And erh, as well you might.
Obviously, in jolly old England, most people won't talk about it.
But,
I will.


Bonfire of teenagers
Which is so high it made North West sky
Oh you shoulda seen her leave for the arena
And the way she turned and waved and smiled
Goodbye goodbye

And the silly people sing don't look back in anger
And the morons sing and sway
Don't look back in anger
I can assure you I will look back in anger 'till the day I die.

Bonfire of teenagers
Which is so high it made North West sky
And oh you shoulda seen her leave for the arena only to be
Vaporised
Vaporised
And all the silly people say
Don't look back in anger
All the morons sing and sway
Don't look back in anger
I can assure you I will look back in anger 'till the day I die

Go easy on the killer
Go easy on the killer
Go easy on the killer
Go easy on the killer
Easy on, go easy on the killer
Go easy on, go easy on the killer


I Live In Oblivion

By ear.
Live preamble:
This, This passion play...
That you call life...
When you come to the end, you will be either:
Shoved in a hospice,
Shoved in a home,
or at the mercy of the N_HS.
Which is a fate worse than life.
And this song is I Live In Oblivion.


I apologise I grew old
I apologise I grew tired
I apologise I grew old

And now I live in oblivion
And it suits me very well
I live in oblivion and it suits me very well
And the only thing that can kill me is the hospital food
And the only one left to visit me is you

I knew the best, the worst, the last
I knew them all
I set the world on fire and now I'm tired

And now I live in oblivion
And it suits me very well
I'll live in oblivion and it suits me very well
And the only thing that can kill me is the hospital food
And the only one left to visit me there is you

Shove it in your mouth
Come on
Open wide
123
One more spoonful
Down the hatch
123
One more spoonful
There's a good boy
There's a good boy
Oh, there's a good boy
There's a good boy
Oh there's a good boy
There's a good boy
There's a good boy
There's a good boy
There's a good boy
Oh there's a good boy
There's a good boy
 

Famous when dead

Vulgarian
Moderator
In Sure Enough... , it sounds like 'stiched (or ditched) and snatched and jackrolled out to pasture' - jackrolled is a very odd choice if correct.

I don't think there's any 'witches' in bonfire.. :)
 

Famous when dead

Vulgarian
Moderator
Roughly by ear.
Corrections welcome.

Rebels Without Applause:

Gang's all gone and I soldier on (smoulder?)
I who saw them leave, I cried bereaved
One by one
I saw them stall?
Rebels without applause.
The gang's all gone and now I am the only one
No more to give, too late to ?
The last star on the bill
I see them still
Rebels Without Applause
(Bawdy?) Bonnie boys of song and girls of long gone
I loved them all
Bonnie boys of song and girls of long gone
I loved them all
The gang's all gone
Come dance with light
Light lost, children go because we must do.
And the 'blue flu'? must come for you
Rebels without applause
(Bawdy?) Bonnie boys of song and girls of long gone
I loved them all
Bonnie boys of song and girls who all went wrong
I loved them all

Generation X and X-ray Spex
We loved them all
I see them still x3
I loved them all x3
 

Mike Rourke

Well-Known Member
Roughly by ear.
Corrections welcome.

Rebels Without Applause:

Gang's all gone and I soldier on (smoulder?)
I who saw them leave, I cried bereaved
One by one
I saw them stall?
Rebels without applause.
The gang's all gone and now I am the only one
No more to give, too late to ?
The last star on the bill
I see them still
Rebels Without Applause
(Bawdy?) Bonnie boys of song and girls of long gone
I loved them all
Bonnie boys of song and girls of long gone
I loved them all
The gang's all gone
Come dance with light
Light lost, children go because we must do.
And the 'blue flu'? must come for you
Rebels without applause
(Bawdy?) Bonnie boys of song and girls of long gone
I loved them all
Bonnie boys of song and girls who all went wrong
I loved them all

Generation X and X-ray Spex
We loved them all
I see them still x3
I loved them all x3
Pretty certain it's 'bawdy boys'. Sounds like it and makes sense in the context of the song.
 

Dirk Blaggard

Well-Known Member
As I mention on the other thread after a few listens I am mostly positive in my reactions to the new songs. I think it's a mistake to try and judge the whole LP by 4 , short songs. Especially considering the producer of the lp, tends to leave his mark

That being said, as songs I liked them. You can certainly work out the lyrics and the singing and the singing style and basic melody (though you have to remember Art hounds and Crashing Bores were almost mortally injured in the studio)

I adore I live In Oblivion and really liked Rebels Without Applause, one a remarkable unflinching look at old age, and it seems Alzheimer's and the horrific way old people are treated like children, men that were strong and lived life at full speed are reduced to nothing and are offered no respect, often treated like babies

A remarkable subject for a pop song and a reminder of why M is so needed. While Marr, for instance, and his rock mates deal in outdated rock language and hippy spirituality M grabs at real life
This song was like an angrier version of some of Cherry Ghosts' songs (they are a fellow Manchester band)

The other song Rebels With.. is a love letter to music and the bands he loved and how sadly they have all but gone.

I liked the other two songs as well.
Sure Enough, The Telephone Rings, is, on the one hand, M doing his, nobody contacts him unless its for money routine- could he also be attacking vermin charity callers who ask for money? He comments (to them) " tell the children they are in hell now" could mean Manchester victims, or whatever (though could be about all sorts ).

This leads us to the title track, Bonfire - which is the second lp title track in a row that is, to me, one of the weaker songs.
Much like Dog On A Chain, I understand completely where he's coming from and relate and agree in a number of ways but much like that song one gets the impression M has become quite a shallow and empty person, who is blinded by ego, anger and reduced by bitterness, in art if not in life

To me he spends most of the song being sarcastic to the coping choices of the families and onlookers. Not the most enlightened approach.
Its amusing to me he seems riddled with jealousy that Manchester picked an Oasis song, as their song of choice to help them heal. Liam G also got involved to try and help, to much praise .
I expect M wanted so dearly There Is A Light to be the song of choice -remember this is someone who tried to have Paris reissued to go along with the Paris killings

For people not from England, you need to know M didn't do ONE thing to help, after the bombing, as far as I know. Unlike Liam and the Queen (the woman was about 94 at the time). Morrissey isn't the most heroic person and you just know he would be scared to death to be so scathing about the "Don't look back in anger" thing, in front of Liam. M is a man who is very cutting about people, once they have left the room

His comments about the Manchester bombing being the UK's 9/11 are way off ( as i mentioned 9/11 was USA's first homeland attack, the UK has had many such attacks, including IRA bombings and nightly air raids by the Germans)

As an English person, his attacking the NHS is a bit much, this seemed to start after his mum died. It's a bit much, as he is loaded and rich, he could have paid for his mum's medical bills and gone private, why didn't he?

That said, I love the NHS and what it stands for, but it's not perfect and one should be able to cast a comment - why he mentioned the NHS to a room full of yanks, I do not know- they probably thought he was on about a Hockey league

I hope people do not think I'm attacking M, I'm not really. I love the guy. I'm going to 4 nights in Vegas, I just get disappointed when he doesn't quite reach the standards he once did, in regard to his views. As I say my thought in general of the new songs is positive.
In fact its only Bonifre that leaves a bad taste and that isn't "bad"

I was so impressed by I live In Oblivion, I forgive the more negative stuff, anyway. Looking forward to hearing more
 
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Mike Rourke

Well-Known Member
As I mention on the other thread after a few listens I am mostly positive in my reactions to the new songs. I think it's a mistake to try and judge the whole LP by 4 , short songs. Especially considering the producer of the lp, tends to leave his mark

That being said, as songs I liked them. You can certainly work out the lyrics and the singing and the singing style and basic melody (though you have to remember Art hounds and Crashing Bores were almost mortally injured in the studio)

I adore Living In Oblivion and really liked Rebels Without Applause, one a remarkable unflinching look at old age, and it seems Alzheimer's and the horrific way old people are treated like children, men that were strong and lived life at full speed are reduced to nothing and are offered no respect, often treated like babies

A remarkable subject for a pop song and a reminder of why M is so needed. While Marr, for instance, and his rock mates deal in outdated rock language and hippy spirituality M grabs at real life
This song was like an angrier version of some of Cherry Ghosts' songs (they are a fellow Manchester band)

The other song Rebels With.. is a love letter to music and the bands he loved and how sadly they have all but gone.

I liked the other two songs as well.
Sure Enough, The Telephone Rings, is, on the one hand, M doing his, nobody contacts him unless its for money routine- could he also be attacking vermin charity callers who ask for money? He comments (to them) " tell the children they are in hell now" could mean Manchester victims, or whatever (though could be about all sorts ).

This leads us to the title track, Bonfire - which is the second lp title track in a row that is, to me, one of the weaker songs.
Much like Dog On A Chain, I understand completely where he's coming from and relate and agree in a number of ways but much like that song one gets the impression M has become quite a shallow and empty person, who is blinded by ego, anger and reduced by bitterness

To me he spends most of the song being sarcastic to the coping choices of the families and onlookers. Not the most enlightened approach.
Its amusing to me he seems riddled with jealousy that Manchester picked an Oasis song, as their song of choice to help them heal. Liam G also got involved to try and help, to much praise .
I expect M wanted so dearly There Is A Light to be the song of choice -remember this is someone who tried to have Paris reissued to go along with the Paris killings

For people not from England, you need to know M didn't do ONE thing to help, after the bombing, as far as I know. Unlike Liam and the Queen (the woman was about 94 at the time). Morrissey isn't the most heroic person and you just know he would be scared to death to be so scathing about the "Don't look back in anger" thing, in front of Liam . M is a man who is very cutting about people, once they have left the room

His comments about the Manchester bombing being the UK's 9/11 are way off ( as i mentioned 9/11 was USA's first homeland attack, the UK have had many such attacks, including IRA bombings and nightly air raids by the Germans)

As an English person, his attacking of the NHS is a bit much, this seemed to start after his mum died. It's a bit much, as he is loaded and rich, he could have paid for his mum's medical bills and gone private, why didn't he?
That said, I love the NHS and what it stands for, but it's not perfect and one should be able to cast a comment - why he mentioned the NHS to a room full of yanks, I do not know- they probably thought he was on about a Hockey league
I hope people do not think I'm attacking M, I'm not really. I love the guy. I'm going to 4 nights in Vegas, I just get disappointed when he doesn't quite reach the standards he once did, in regard to his views.
I was so impressed by Living In Oblivion, I forgive the more negative stuff, anyway. Looking forward to hearing more
Good review Dirk. A couple of great songs, some generally excellent music but some of the lyrics, particularly on the title track, are dire. I really wish the album wasn't named after it. Hopefully, that can still change.
 

skull

Active Member
Just listened to the new songs. I am thrilled. I have very good vibes about the new album, certainly more than for Dog. This will be one of my favourite ever, I hope. I live in oblivion brought tears to my eyes. Morrissey and the band in great form. I loved all the new songs, a bit less Rebels.
Can't wait for the new album, hopefully with drums and production more rock and less plastic than Dog.
I am Veronica is already a classic.
 
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Packof20No10s

Active Member
By myself from the gig thread a few hours back:

Bonfire Of Teenagers.
By ear.
Live preamble:
This, this song is new.
It's about, it's about England's 9/11
And yes, I heard you, I heard what you just did under your breath.
And erh, as well you might.
Obviously, in jolly old England, most people won't talk about it.
But,
I will.


Bonfire of teenagers
Which is so high it made North West sky
Oh you shoulda seen her leave for the arena
And the way she turned and waved and smiled
Goodbye goodbye

And the silly people sing don't look back in anger
And the morons sing and sway
Don't look back in anger
I can assure you I will look back in anger 'till the day I die.

Bonfire of teenagers
Which is so high it made North West sky
And oh you shoulda seen her leave for the arena only to be
Vaporised
Vaporised
And all the silly people say
Don't look back in anger
All the morons sing and sway
Don't look back in anger
I can assure you I will look back in anger 'till the day I die

Go easy on the killer
Go easy on the killer
Go easy on the killer
Go easy on the killer
Easy on, go easy on the killer
Go easy on, go easy on the killer


I Live In Oblivion

By ear.
Live preamble:
This, This passion play...
That you call life...
When you come to the end, you will be either:
Shoved in a hospice,
Shoved in a home,
or at the mercy of the N_HS.
Which is a fate worse than life.
And this song is I Live In Oblivion.


I apologise I grew old
I apologise I grew tired
I apologise I grew old

And now I live in oblivion
And it suits me very well
I live in oblivion and it suits me very well
And the only thing that can kill me is the hospital food
And the only one left to visit me is you

I knew the best, the worst, the last
I knew them all
I set the world on fire and now I'm tired

And now I live in oblivion
And it suits me very well
I'll live in oblivion and it suits me very well
And the only thing that can kill me is the hospital food
And the only one left to visit me there is you

Shove it in your mouth
Come on
Open wide
123
One more spoonful
Down the hatch
123
One more spoonful
There's a good boy
There's a good boy
Oh, there's a good boy
There's a good boy
Oh there's a good boy
There's a good boy
There's a good boy
There's a good boy
There's a good boy
Oh there's a good boy
There's a good boy
Aww. Sad 😔.
 
J

j*e*t

Guest
Roughly by ear.
Corrections welcome.

Rebels Without Applause:

Gang's all gone and I soldier on (smoulder?)
I who saw them leave, I cried bereaved
One by one
I saw them stall?
Rebels without applause.
The gang's all gone and now I am the only one
No more to give, too late to ?
The last star on the bill
I see them still
Rebels Without Applause
(Bawdy?) Bonnie boys of song and girls of long gone
I loved them all
Bonnie boys of song and girls of long gone
I loved them all
The gang's all gone
Come dance with light
Light lost, children go because we must do.
And the 'blue flu'? must come for you
Rebels without applause
(Bawdy?) Bonnie boys of song and girls of long gone
I loved them all
Bonnie boys of song and girls who all went wrong
I loved them all

Generation X and X-ray Spex
We loved them all
I see them still x3
I loved them all x3
I hear 'bawdy' and 'smoulder'. Also 'too late to live' in line 7 and 'girls all gone wrong' instead of 'girls of long gone' in line 11, and 'like lost children go' instead of 'light lost...' and 'from dark to light' instead of 'come dance with light'. This is why we need Central to put up the lyrics! This one's my favourite on Bonfire so far, by the way.
 

Packof20No10s

Active Member
By myself from the gig thread a few hours back:

Bonfire Of Teenagers.
By ear.
Live preamble:
This, this song is new.
It's about, it's about England's 9/11
And yes, I heard you, I heard what you just did under your breath.
And erh, as well you might.
Obviously, in jolly old England, most people won't talk about it.
But,
I will.


Bonfire of teenagers
Which is so high it made North West sky
Oh you shoulda seen her leave for the arena
And the way she turned and waved and smiled
Goodbye goodbye

And the silly people sing don't look back in anger
And the morons sing and sway
Don't look back in anger
I can assure you I will look back in anger 'till the day I die.

Bonfire of teenagers
Which is so high it made North West sky
And oh you shoulda seen her leave for the arena only to be
Vaporised
Vaporised
And all the silly people say
Don't look back in anger
All the morons sing and sway
Don't look back in anger
I can assure you I will look back in anger 'till the day I die

Go easy on the killer
Go easy on the killer
Go easy on the killer
Go easy on the killer
Easy on, go easy on the killer
Go easy on, go easy on the killer


I Live In Oblivion

By ear.
Live preamble:
This, This passion play...
That you call life...
When you come to the end, you will be either:
Shoved in a hospice,
Shoved in a home,
or at the mercy of the N_HS.
Which is a fate worse than life.
And this song is I Live In Oblivion.


I apologise I grew old
I apologise I grew tired
I apologise I grew old

And now I live in oblivion
And it suits me very well
I live in oblivion and it suits me very well
And the only thing that can kill me is the hospital food
And the only one left to visit me is you

I knew the best, the worst, the last
I knew them all
I set the world on fire and now I'm tired

And now I live in oblivion
And it suits me very well
I'll live in oblivion and it suits me very well
And the only thing that can kill me is the hospital food
And the only one left to visit me there is you

Shove it in your mouth
Come on
Open wide
123
One more spoonful
Down the hatch
123
One more spoonful
There's a good boy
There's a good boy
Oh, there's a good boy
There's a good boy
Oh there's a good boy
There's a good boy
There's a good boy
There's a good boy
There's a good boy
Oh there's a good boy
There's a good boy
Not to mention the relatives who steal all their money.
 

SuedeMoz

Well-Known Member
Overall I'm impressed with the new songs. I'd probably rate "Rebels..." as my favorite and "Sure Enough..." as the weakest (at least as of now... might change with the album versions). Not quite sure how I feel about the song BOT. Rather than a sensitive tribute to the victims (ala "Suffer Little Children"), he seems more intent on ridiculing how the "silly people" and "morons" coped with this tragedy. Honest question, other than being critical of how everyone else handled it, did he do anything to help any of the victims? I agree with @Dirk Blaggard's comments on the topic above.

But to close on a positive note... it makes me excited for the new album and hope we get more previews.
 

Packof20No10s

Active Member
Must admit, thought it was a bonfire of teenagers. With their fake bottoms and fake lips and fake nails and just teenagers generally. Living their best life. Thinking they are the greatest thing since sliced bread 🍞. No offence teenagers.
 

Packof20No10s

Active Member
Must admit, thought it was a bonfire of teenagers. With their fake bottoms and fake lips and fake nails and just teenagers generally. Living their best life. Thinking they are the greatest thing since sliced bread 🍞. No offence teenagers
Must admit, thought it was a bonfire of teenagers. With their fake bottoms and fake lips and fake nails and just teenagers generally. Living their best life. Thinking they are the greatest thing since sliced bread 🍞. No offence teenagers.
Like everyone on Love Island.
 
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