"1. David Jay 2. Peter Murphy 3. Kevin Haskins 4. Daniel Ash" as written by Daniel Gaston Ash, Kevin Haskins, David Jay and Peter John Murphy....
1. David Jay

She blamed him for stoking up controversy
In a dreamworld
It\'s a long way down from Heaven\'s gate
In the absence of a jury
The case continues
White lies
Seal his bitter fate
The case continues

2. Peter Murphy

Take a fish
And a potato
Hold the fish
And the potato
In your hand
In your hand

Put the potato
In the fish
Make it digest it
Smash it up
Smash it up

Smash it up
Smash it up

This is how you make fishcakes
This is how one makes fishcakes
Smash it up
Poke it up

Fishcakes
Fishcakes
Fishcakes
Fishcakes

Put it down the fish
Put it down the fish
Throw it against the wall
Stamp on the fish

Fishcakes
Fishcakes
Fishcakes
Fishcakes

Throw it on the wall
Smash it on the wall
Throw it on the wall
Smash it on the wall

Fishcakes
Fishcakes

3. Kevin Haskins

Do you always keep drumsticks on the piano?
Take it easy
Avoid risks
And if possible, stay at home

Not only is trouble very difficult
But your are advised of staying off ladders
For there may be the danger of performance

There is a lot of stress and strain
Both at work, and at home
But we know
Tomorrow is another day


4. Daniel Ash

Naturally enough
The others have been doing their utmost to match this performance
This is something people get when they continually drink whiskey
I can\'t drink
I hardly eat these days

Ok, that\'s fine


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1. David Jay 2. Peter Murphy 3. Kevin Haskins 4. Daniel Ash song meanings
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    General Commenthow can you not love Peter rambling on and on about making fish cakes
    Girgoon May 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti believe each member wrote something different not knowing what the other would write and then they just put it together
    Girgoon October 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentvery strange compilation but you just got to love fishcakes
    sanityassassinon January 28, 2006   Link
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    General Comment^^;; Such an abstract little diddy...
    x_tank_kitten_xon September 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnother example of Exquisite Corpse. A game in which a person draws a head, another draws the body, and a third person finishes the feet. You aren't allowed to see what the other person drew until the last person is done.

    Except they did it with verses.

    They also created another song by the same name with this writing style. ("Exquisite Corpse")
    toughguybambinoon September 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLove this one!! The fishcakes song is priceless, lol. I love the part when you hear "Oh no!" in the background.
    LuvMartinGoreon August 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell Bauhaus is 3/4 Art School Kids right? So they use Surrealist techniques sometimes when writing songs. (Exquisite Corpse, Cut Up, Automatic Wrting, etc.) That's why some of them make no sense.
    Wauhauson August 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIts the b-side of passion of lovers. I always refer to it as "the passion of brothers" because they share vocal duties and are competing with each other as mentioned by Daniel Ash's bit. p.s:you can only hear daniels words correctly if you reverse it. Audigy works well for this.
    STUDLYCUDDLYBUDDYon April 01, 2011   Link

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