"(get A) Grip (on Yourself)" as written by Hugh Alan Cornwell, David Greenfield, Brian John Duffy and Jean Jacques Burnel....
Didn't have the money round to buy a Morry Thou
Been around and seen a lot to shake me anyhow
Begged and borrowed sometimes, I admit I even stole
The worse crime that I ever did was playing rock 'n roll.

But the money's no good
Just get a grip on yourself
But the money's no good
Just get a grip on yourself

Suffering convictions on a two-way stretch inside
The air in here is pretty thin, I think I'll go outside
Committed for insanity and crimes against the soul
The worst crime that I ever did was play some rock 'n roll.

But the money's no good
Just get a grip on yourself
But the money's no good
Just get a grip on yourself

And you should know

Now I find from week to week the sentence sticking fast
Turn the corner, rub my eyes and hope the world will last
Stranger from another planet welcome to our hole
Just strap on your guitar and we'll play some rock 'n roll

But the money's no good
Just get a grip on yourself
But the money's no good
Just get a grip on yourself

And you should know


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"(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)" as written by David Greenfield Brian John Duffy

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    General CommentMorry Thou is short for a car, the Morris Minor 1000cc. Even at the time the song was released, this was a very old car, but it could be bought cheaply.
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    Zeddoon May 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI bought the Stranglers' "Rattus Norvegicus" album back when it came out because I liked the cover. My friends and I played it a lot back in 1977/78 and sang along. This song was one of our particular favorites for the lyric:
    "stranger from another planet welcome to our hole
    just strap on your guitar and we'll play some rock n' roll"
    We went around saying that to each other like an inside joke as we swaggered around the U of IL campus as "punk rockers".
    Now, in 2005, I find more inspiration in the lyric:
    "but the money's no good just get a grip on yourself"
    axfordraon June 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow many bands release a debut single as assured as this? Not f***ing many! is the answer. The Stranglers must be the most underated band ever!
    The lyric by Hugh Cornwell concerns the rock 'n' roll lifestyle - pre-fame.
    Boss Manon June 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI recently discovered this song on an old punk album of my dear old dads. This song is so underated.. the riff is fantastic.. God bless the stranglers.
    -wishyouwerehere-on October 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe stranglers are one of my favourite bands; my dad has every single CD they ever released so i borrowed some off of him. they prolly are the most underrated band ever! half of my friends havent even heard of them.
    kristalisedsugaron December 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've heard "Morry Thou" in the first line means a car Morris 1000 that was popular at this time in UK.
    stonka69on April 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a two way stretch inside.
    rtp34on August 29, 2014   Link

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