Up and down through what you thought would be your future
Became the dark reminder of
What a rash and inconsistent faith you've had
In loving your true self and your true love

Clowne towne, no shelter
Clowne towne, no anything
Clowne towne, a single angel
Clowne towne, no exit

Your true father smashed his hands through the glass
And failed out of the privileged life of his dream
Your true love has drunk herself into not being able to pay her rent
Or keeping her own word to her own self
Your true brother has betrayed you over and over
And looked you in the eye
Your true self has become weak and alone and annoying
And a true ridiculous dumbass

Clowne towne, revealing nothing
Clowne towne, a flock of coots
Clowne towne, a single angel
Clowne towne, a big dumb kid

Clowne towne, no shelter
Clowne towne, no anything
Clowne towne, a single beauty
Clowne towne, no exit


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    General CommentBy far their best track on the Fabulous Muscles CD. It's a shame no one comments on this song.
    pseudopre10iouson June 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentXiu Xiu is great. I like this song a lot. I do, however, find it a bit difficult to get my friends to listen to them. I think the band's website scares them off.
    DigitalTrowaon June 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think the band's music scares most people off! Not me though; Fabulous Muscles is a very compelling album with a seriously dark undertow. This is probably my favourite song on it because I think it's the most properly realised thing they've done.
    walking_barefooton September 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think that if you are interested in "properly released" which im going to assume is synonymous with "over produced" then you are really missing the whole point of this band and jamie stewarts music. this song is great, all of his songs are great..
    rengalouson October 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think that if you are interested in "properly released" which im going to assume is synonymous with "over produced" then you are really missing the whole point of this band and jamie stewarts music. this song is great, all of his songs are great..
    rengalouson October 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentRealised is the Queen's English version of realized, so...

    This song offers a good contrast between mood and lyrical content. Fun to listen to despite the fact that he's singing about how he and the people he knows had all these aspirations and everything has fallen apart. Where would the world be without ironic pop songs?
    avuncularon October 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite xiu xiu song. I lobe it.
    cruel to be kindon March 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentxiu xiu's most accessible song? it seems to keep the electronic experimentation and jamie's emotional wailing to a minimum. plus it features a pretty string arrangement.
    blackled222on January 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdefinitely the most poppy song on their most poppy album. the music has a very positive vibe which gives a nice contrast to the negative lyrics.
    KarlKanteon April 07, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"definitely the most poppy song on their most poppy album."
    --guy above me

    "It's also our most pop record and consciously pop."
    --Jamie Stewart talking about The Air Force (not this album)

    :) seriously though this song is great. i love it.
    briaNruNruNruNon July 02, 2007   Link

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