"My British Tour Diary" as written by and Kevin Barnes....
On our trip to England I noticed something obscene
People still actually give a shit about the Queen
Though London girls aren't snobs at all
and Brighton's lovely in the Fall
Left alone to drive ourselves on the opposite side
Man it was a miracle that nobody died
Hanging out with Steven Drew, Theo,
Paul and Sorrel too
Eating at Welcome Breaks daily
We danced in Leeds with Brit Pop Haley

Performing with the Apples
and then crashing at the Wrights
Bitching because Steven booked us
on such early flights
Always in a foggy haze
because we hadn't slept for days
Every single one of our London cabbies played
The most truly repellent techno music ever made
But they'll drop you without hesitation if you try changing the station

Up to our necks in crisps and litter
in the van we dubbed the Gary Glitter


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    General Commentreally not something i would've expected from Montreal
    pumkinhedon December 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentNo, but very funny either way.
    testemunhaon January 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone know how they do that one thing they do in this song? it sounds like volume swells or something, some kind of studio trick.

    "the Apples" is obviously the Apples in Stereo, one of Of Montreal's Elephant 6 sister bands.
    yallon January 14, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Left alone to drive ourselves on the opposite side
    Man it was a miracle that nobody died"

    i love that so muchhhh
    perintasticon May 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this is a funny song, but it's so upbeat. I can't help but tap my foot. :]
    SINKINGx3HEARTSon October 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so flipping fabulous. Every lyric is truly priceless. The pulse in this song is...GAH it's really great.

    "Every single one of our London cabbies played
    The most truly repellent techno music ever made"

    True that.
    nthdegreeon March 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentnow what's your take on the (unposted) 'heart attack on the dance floor' part? is that supposed to represent the techno music? i love it, either way..
    fursoftasfuron April 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm from Brighton! It is pretty bum in the autumn.
    ABFHon May 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmy mom wouldn't believe this was of montreal.
    ghost loveon July 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think hes taking the mic out of sophie ellis bextor at the end
    with the whole techno thing.
    scrapthaton September 19, 2007   Link

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