Hilariously Depressing Moz Lyrics ~ Solo Albums Part II of II

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This is Part II. Albums Southpaw Grammar - Viva Hate. See Part I here.

I will listen to each album in its entirety, including the B-sides off the singles (and other tracks released, sung around that time), and decide what I think is a hoot--in my current frame of mind. It is interesting how our take on a song changes with the seasons. We may not have found certain things funny ten years ago... such as growing old, until we can relate to it ourselves, perhaps. Of course, there are universals that will be hilarious forever... no matter what station in life we find ourselves. But I am relistening and reevaluating so that this project has an active, current, living feel about it. I will attempt to listen to at least one album a day.


Southpaw Grammar (2009 Expanded Edition) ~ August 16, 2013

Reader Meet Author

Oh, have you ever escaped from a shipwrecked life ?

Best Friend on the Payroll

I turn the music down
And I don't know why
This is my house

The best friend on the payroll
No, no, no, it's not gonna work out
It's not gonna work out
No, no, no, no

Fantastic Bird

What brings you down to earth?
Ah yes, of course, yes, yes, it was a lack of applause

Nobody Loves Us

Sing us our
Favourite song
Nobody loves us
Born-again athiests
Practising troublemakers
Make us our
Favourite jam

Vauxhall and I ~ August 17, 2013

This album is a masterpiece from start to finish both lyrically and musically.

Now My Heart is Full

One of my favorite Solo songs.

Tell all of my friends
I don't have too many
Just some rain-coated lovers'
Puny brothers

Loafing oafs in all-night chemists
Underact - express depression

Hold Onto Your Friends

Why waste good time
Fighting the people you like
Who will fall defending your name
Oh, don't feel so ashamed
To have friends

The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get

I am now
A central part
Of your mind's landscape
Whether you care
Or do not
Yeah, I've made up your mind

The more you ignore me
The closer I get

When you sleep
I will creep
Into your thoughts
Like a bad debt
That you can't pay
Take the easy way
And give in
Yeah, and let me in


I've always been true to you
In my own strange way
I've always been true to you
In my own sick way

Your Arsenal ~ August 18, 2013

The album kicks off with a great start... a little foreshadowing of what lies ahead. Love this whole album, start to finish.

You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side

And here I am
And here I am
Oh, well, you don't need
To look so pleased!

We'll Let You Know

We'll let you know
We'll let you know
Oh, but only if - you're really interested

Certain People I know

I trust the views of
Certain people I know
They look at danger
And they
Laugh their heads off

We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful

If we can hurt them
Well, we may as well...
It's really laughable
Ha, ha, ha...

Seasick Yet Still Docked

And you can tell I have never really loved
You can tell, by the way, I sleep all day

My love is as sharp as a needle in your eye
You must be such a fool to pass me by


Tomorrow, it's surely nearer now
You don't think I'll make it
I never said, I wanted to
Well did I?

Kill Uncle ~ August 19, 2013

Our Frank

Won't somebody stop me
From thinking
From thinking all the time
About everything
Oh, somebody
From thinking all the time
So deeply, so bleakly?
So bleakly all the time
About everything? (Who I am, how I ever got here)

The Harsh Truth of the Camera Eye

Showing what
You didn't want shown

This photographer
He must have really had it in for you

Bona Drag ~ August 20, 2013

Great compilation album. Moz's solo equivalent to Louder Than Bombs?

November Spawned a Monster

A symbol of where mad, mad lovers
Must PAUSE and draw the line

Will Never Marry

Probably the Moz song I relate to most. So beautiful.

I'm writing this to say
In a gentle way
Thank you, but no

Such a Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference

Such a little thing
A gentle tone of kindness
Or written words on paper
- can you write ?

Last of the International Playboys

I never wanted to kill
I am not naturally evil
Such things I do
Just to make myself
More attractive to you
Have I failed ?

Yes I Am Blind

Good Christians, they wanna kill you
And your life has not even begun


Young girl, one day you will be old
But the thing is I love you now

This is the last song I will ever sing
No, I've changed my mind again

Viva Hate (US) ~ August 20, 2013

Everyday is Like Sunday

Cold War nostalgia anyone? Adore this song.

Trudging slowly over wet sand
Back to the bench where your clothes were stolen

Hide on the promenade
Etch a postcard :
"how I dearly wish I was not here"

Trudging back over pebbles and sand
And a strange dust lands on your hands
(and on your face...)

Late Night, Maudlin Street

Where the world's ugliest boy
Became what you see
Here I am - the ugliest man

So he drove me home in the van
Complaining, "women only like me for my mind..."

But you ... without clothes
Oh, I could not keep a straight face
Me - without clothes ?
Well, a nation turns it's back and gags...
I'm packed

With "every hand waves me on"
(secretly wishing me gone)


You had to sneak into my room
'just' to read my diary
"It was just to see, just to see"
(All the things you knew I'd written about you...)
Oh, so many illustrations
Oh, but
I'm so very sickened
Oh, I am so sickened now

Oh, it was a good lay, good lay
It was a good lay, good lay

Hairdresser on Fire

You are repressed
But you're remarkably dressed

I Don't Mind if You Forget Me

Your mild 'best wishes'
They make me suspicious

Rejection is one thing
But rejection from a fool
Is cruel

Dial - a - Cliché

And you find that you've organised
Your feelings, for people
Who didn't like you then
And do not like you now

Margaret on the Guillotine

The kind people
Have a wonderful dream
Margaret on the guillotine
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