"Something For The Weekend" as written by Huw Bunford, Cian Ciaran, Dafydd Ieuan, Guto Pryce and Gruff Rhys....
First time, I did it for the hell of it
Stuck it on the back of my tongue
And then swallowed it
Second time, things are getting easier
Blow me down this wind is getting breezier
Third time lucky, maybe feelin' fuzzy
Oh my God! We're getting hippy-dippy!
Five, six, seven, man I'm in heaven
And I'm growing my beard
Before it gets sheared
You're on my mind
Every day and every night
And you'll never go away
Coz I know you're here to stay
For the rest of my mind (X2)
First time, I did it for the hell of it
Stuck it right up
And that was the end of it
Second time, things are getting easier
Hairs on the back of my neck are getting stickier
Third time unlucky, perversely bloody
Doctor I'm ill please pass me the brandy
Five, six, seven I heard George Foreman say:
Slow horses loose
Fast women frighten
You're on my mind
Every day and every night
And you'll never go away
Coz I know you're here to stay
For the rest of my mind (X2)
I just keep repeating myself (X6)
Aaaah yeah, coz you're on my mind
Every day and every night
And you'll never go away
Coz I know you're here to stay
For the rest of my mind
You're on my mind
Every day and every night
And you'll never go away
Coz I know you're here to stay
For the rest of my mind
You're on my mind
Every day and every night
And you'll never go away
Coz I know you're here to stay
For the rest of my mind


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"Something for the Weekend" as written by Dafydd Ieuan Cian Ciaran

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  • +1
    General CommentI don't feel it's about drug *addiction* as such. Drugs, certainly - Ecstacy/MDMA in specific. It's an early song and quite naive. SFA have never been anti-drugs exactly (I still remember reading about the acid/keyboard/defication incident...). It's also very ELO-esque. A great tune about youthful enjoyment of recreational drugs I can certainly relate with.
    Whiskeykloneon May 31, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm pretty sure Gruff was being sarcastic in that interview.
    brainseatloseron February 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGruff Rhys on the line about George Foreman:
    "There's a quote in it from George Foreman. He was asked, 'What did you spend all your money on?', and he said 'Slow horses and fast women.' It's about the downside. There's too many songs celebrating the upside of sex and drugs. Wine, sorry. There's a lot of trauma to be had by shagging and wine. If you drink loads of wine, you keep on repeating yourself, and if you shag a lot, you repeat yourself. Some sexual experiences are blissful, some are traumatic."
    PaperStreeton April 29, 2009   Link
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    General Commentrather genius lyrics actually.

    i think the end of the chorus the part of the line that says, "For the rest of my mind" is excellent.

    it means that drugs have lasting effects on your brain, that is how i take it. For instance having a bad trip on LSD or doing too much E can have negative long lasting effects, post trauma, depression, depersonalization, etc. This has been proven. I really, really like that one of my favorite bands isn't just saying 'Woo hoo, drugs, yeah!' like so many do so often.

    I find the approach of this song on the topic to be phenomenally unique and the lyrics to successfully express the potentially negative psychological side effects of psychedelic drugs.
    vamos scorchoon July 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfun fun fun fun song
    ilyaon July 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about alcohol, not drugs. Same concept, though.
    micolitheon September 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat makes you say it's about alcohol? I would have said the first verse is definitely about dropping pills, but the second is a bit more ambiguous - coke? Can't really see how it relates to booze.
    Random Boyon October 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI read an interview with Gruff that said it was about wine.


    That and the line "Pass the brandy"
    micolitheon December 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits bout E and going out at the weekend .
    ylf21on April 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, its definitely drugs, hence "Stuck it on the back of my tongue and then swallowed it"

    In the interview Gruff was being sarcastic. "It's about the downside. There's too many songs celebrating the upside of sex and drugs. Wine, sorry."
    javsavon August 09, 2006   Link

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