"Blockheads" as written by Ian Robins Dury and Chaz Jankel....
You must have seen parties of Blockheads
With blotched and lagered skin
Blockheads with food particles in their teeth
What a horrible state they're in

They've got womanly breasts
Under pale mauve vests
Shoes like dead pigs' noses
Cornflake packet jacket,
Catalogue trousers
A mouth what never closes

You must have seen Blockheads
In raucous teams
Dressed up after work
Who screw their poor old Eileens
Get sloshed and go berserk

Rotary accessory watches
Hire-purchase signet rings
A beauty to the bully boys
No lonely vestige clings

Why bother at all about Blockheads?
Why shouldn't they do as they please?
You know if it came to a brainy game
You could baffle a Blockhead with ease

How would you like one puffing
And blowing in your ear hole?
Or pissing in your swimming pool?

Bigger brained Blockheads often acquire
Black and orange cars
Premature ejaculation drivers
Their soft-top's got roll bars

'Fill her up,' they say to Blockheads
'Go on, stick it where it hurts'
Their shapeless haircuts don't enhance
Their ghastly patterned shirts

Why bother at all about Blockheads?
Superior as you are
You're thoughtful and kind
With a well-stocked mind
A Blockhead can't think very far

Imagine finding one in your laundry basket
Banging nails in your big black dog

Why bother at all about Blockheads?
Why should you care what they do?
'Cause after all is said and done
You're a Blockhead too

(Oi oi)
(Oi, oi)

Lyrics submitted by spazticfreak

"Blockheads" as written by Ian Robins Dury Chaz Jankel

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    General CommentWhy has no one commented on this song it rocks. Its so great.
    Cpt-Sensibleon October 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this is just kind of a write up on the Blockheads, as if they were some kind of rock and roll mafia, but then again, they almost coulda been!

    *I suggest getting Ian Dury: Reasons To Be Cheerful, the compilation, the U.K. version, it has an outstanding live version of this song!*
    TheAcidSoundon December 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAccording to Ian Dury, the song is about the thugs who would pile out of the Oval Pub while he was living at 'Catshit Mansions', his wonderful nickname for a block of plats near the Oval Cricket ground in London. It's a very accurate description of them. So i guess that solves that one doesn' it?

    The song was written and recorded before the Blockheads formed, it gave them thier name during the Stiff tour a good few months after the song was first released on New Boots and Panties!!.
    dwitefryon October 28, 2008   Link

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