A Shocking Lack Thereof

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Tom about the lyrics:
“We’d recorded a demo version in which I sung ‘talk for hours about the politics of Mickey Mouse’. Three months later I was arrested by the police, stripped naked and so on. Three days later Disney cancelled the deal about the song I was supposed to make with Arno for Toy Story. The words in were prophetical.”

Klaas Janzoons
Craig Ward, Stef Kamil Carlens & Tom Barman
  • Stef Kamil Carlens : vocal, bass, double bass
  • Tom Barman : vocal, guitar, synthesizer
  • Jules De Borgher : drums
  • Craig Ward : guitar, vocal
  • Klaas Janszoons : low tuned violin, synthesizer

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That’s right I aim to please
That’s right I aim to please
I’m actinglike some kind of Victorian serf child
I have considered the possibility of trading fluids
On the platform of the underground station
But I have watched and I have seen
And I have counted all the passers-by
Me and my friend here we have been engaged
In a search for some months now
For hotels and highlights, experienced midwives
For money to turn into medicine
And what do we find?
A shocking lack thereof, But wait
(Wear your moonboots, ’cause they suit you)
And move like Elvis Presley on the booze.
Believe that you have everything to lose
That’s right I aim to please
That’s right I aim to please
Pay a visit to the nurse to have your head deloused
Talk for hours about the politics of Mickey Mouse
You know how it is
Nighttimes, gotta get out the house

My life is for pleasure, a wiggle in flesh
I’m soaked and I’m malice, I’m all in distress
And as I was promised my life is for rage
My guide is a drunk and a female boquet
My life’s been mistaken for garbage and gold
My life is in private, I gotta move on ’till I’m old