"Modern Art" as written by and Chris Ward Chris Wilson....
Modern art
Makes me
Want to rock out
Want to rock out
Want to rock out
Want to rock out

So I'm in the Tate
And I'm looking at Hockney
And wow!
There's something about that blue
Amazes me when I step outside
Oh I'm losing my time
Sweet Jesus, my heart
Is beating faster and faster
I'm palpating
I'm sweating
I just can't help myself
I just can't help myself

Modern art
Makes me
Want to rock out
Want to rock out
Want to rock out
Want to rock out

So I'm in the Pompidou
That's in Paris
And the French
They are far more laid back about their art galleries
There's little children running around
I see a piece by Matisse
There's my window of opportunity
I take four steps back
I bow my head down
And I run at it!

Modern art
Makes me
Want to rock out
Want to rock out
Want to rock out
Want to rock out


Lyrics submitted by greenplastic

"Modern Art" as written by Eddie Argos Chris Ward

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    General CommentGenius!
    scorpiusdiamondon March 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the [something] on the second line of the first verse should be 'Hockney'
    RebFon June 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthanks rebf.
    greenplasticon June 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAnd isn't it "and oh, sweet jesus"?

    Anyways... fuck this song is fun to sing aloud.
    whackedtollieon August 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentedited again.

    saw art brut at leeds fest the other day and they were fantastic.
    greenplasticon August 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIs there another version of this song? The one I have differs quite a bit from the lyrics posted here:

    Modern art
    makes me
    want to rock out

    So, I'm in the Tate
    And I'm looking at a Hockney
    and wow, there's something amazing about that blue
    It makes me want to step outside
    I want to loosen my tie
    Sweet Jesus, my heart is beating faster and faster
    I'm palpitating
    I'm sweating
    I just can't help myself
    I just can't help myself

    Modern art
    makes me
    want to rock out

    So, I'm in the Pompidou
    That's in Paris
    And the French, they're far more laid back about their art galleries
    There's little children running around
    I see a piece by Matisse
    That's my window of opportunity
    I take five steps back
    I put my head down
    And I run at it!

    Modern art
    makes me
    want to rock out
    yowza_beanon December 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis really makes me laugheverytime i hear. i'm seeing them tomorrow!
    stella.the.diveron January 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah i have the second version also.
    blahduon February 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti got the second version too.
    Lol, i got this song sent to me by a random girl i met at WOMAD in reading, when she asked me for a lighter cause she was there with her rents, and had snuck off for a quick joint with anyone she could find...
    aa, good times :D
    Avatar-rockon August 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSaw them live in Brighton Concorde. I was right at the front. Eddie stood up on the partition between the crowd and band right in front of me. He screamed the chorus of Modern Art right in my face. AMAZING!
    Wallamanageon December 19, 2006   Link

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