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Evidently Chickentown lyrics

the bloody cops are bloody keen
to bloody keep it bloody clean
the bloody chief's a bloody swine
who bloody draws a bloody line
at bloody fun and bloody games
the bloody kids he bloody blames
are nowehere to be bloody found
anywhere in chicken town

the bloody scene is bloody sad
the bloody news is bloody bad
the bloody weed is bloody turf
the bloody speed is bloody surf
the bloody folks are bloody daft
don't make me bloody laugh
it bloody hurts to look around
everywhere in chicken town
the bloody train is bloody late
you bloody wait you bloody wait
you're bloody lost and bloody found
stuck in fucking chicken town

the bloody view is bloody vile
for bloody miles and bloody miles
the bloody babies bloody cry
the bloody flowers bloody die
the bloody food is bloody muck
the bloody drains are bloody fucked
the colour scheme is bloody brown
everywhere in chicken town

the bloody pubs are bloody dull
the bloody clubs are bloody full
of bloody girls and bloody guys
with bloody murder in their eyes
a bloody bloke is bloody stabbed
waiting for a bloody cab
you bloody stay at bloody home
the bloody neighbors bloody moan
keep the bloody racket down
this is bloody chicken town

the bloody pies are bloody old
the bloody chips are bloody cold
the bloody beer is bloody flat
the bloody flats have bloody rats
the bloody clocks are bloody wrong
the bloody days are bloody long
it bloody gets you bloody down
evidently chicken town
the bloody train is bloody late
you bloody wait you bloody wait
you're bloody lost and bloody found
stuck in fucking chicken town

Evidently Chickentown Video

John Cooper Clarke - Evidently Chickentown - Latitude Festival 2012: Latitude Festival 2012 - Poetry Tent - 15 July 2012. (video from YouTube)

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  • Wilson’s Lament « Groupthink 0 points

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    (With apologies to John Cooper Clarke)

  • Jurien 0 points

    I adored this poem when it came out in the 80's. it also accompanies the credits to an old "The Sopranos" episode that I saw recently. Made me want to burst into tears for some reason. Very raw.

  • An Awkward Truth: the story of the 1942 Darwin bombing « Woolly Days 0 points

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    loody bus/And no one cares for bloody us/Oh bloody, bloody Darwin.” The poem is apt as the story of Darwin’s first bombing (it would be attacked a further 58 times) is one of official incompetence, wilful neglect, looting, desertion and failure of leadership that cast a dark shadow on Australia’s war

  • Kurt 0 points

    I just read this after the election. Seems newly relevant now. If you play about with it Gordon Brown can be substituted for some of the original words to great effect. Try it. I got through a whole sentence without saying'fuck'! - damn!

  • Hannah 0 points

    BG :D

  • Ryan McKeefery 0 points

    "The Fucking weed is fucking turf, the fucking speed is fucking surf" Means that the drug dealers in Chickentowm rip you off by selling you turf and washing powder instead of the controlled substance you crave.

  • steve 0 points

    what does he mean the weed is turf and the speed is surf?

  • Ryan 0 points

    This fucking poem is about my fucking hometown...

    Fucking Darwen.

  • Princess Leia 0 points

    For fucks sake this fucking poem is fucking great!! :P
    lol
    love it
    Leia

  • anonymous 0 points

    Tam:
    the fuckin lyrics fuckin good
    evidently chickentown
    -----------------^^^^

    evidently chickenwood

  • Kevin 0 points

    He always said the word 'fuck' is alot more percussive and rhythmic than bloody, that was the main reason he used it originally. For me, no other passage of words sums up the shattering monotony of a meaningless life in a nowhere town with that same dry wit and humour.

  • joe schmo 0 points

    fucking duh

  • dza 0 points

    iirc, he originally wrote it as fucking, but changed it to bloody to make a less rude version for the song :)

  • Nicole 0 points

    Yes, it is "bloody" rather than "fucking" on YouTube and the video on this very page.

  • Jon Osterman 0 points

    There is a version where it is "bloody"...

  • Mousa 0 points

    one word. fucking.

    i always thought it was bloody - how fucking wrong could i fucking be.

  • Lachie 0 points

    Fuck. Yes.

  • tam 0 points

    the fuckin lyrics fuckin good
    evidently chickentown

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