Mis-shapes, mistakes, misfits
Raised on a diet of broken biscuits
Oh, we don't look the same as you
We don't do the things you do
But we live around here too
Oh, really

Mis-shapes, mistakes, misfits
We'd like to go to town but we can't risk it
Oh, 'cause they just want to keep us out
You could end up with a smack in the mouth
Just for standing out
Oh, really

Brothers, sisters, can't you see?
The future's owned by you and me
There won't be fighting in the street
They think they've got us beat
But revenge is going to be so sweet

We're making a move, we're making it now
We're coming out of the side-lines
Just put your hands up, it's a raid, yeah
We want your homes, we want your lives
We want the things you won't allow us
We won't use guns, we won't use bombs
We'll use the one thing we've got more of, that's our minds

Check your lucky numbers
That much money could drag you under, oh
What's the point of being rich if you can't think what to do with it?
'Cause you're so very thick

Oh, we weren't supposed to be
We learnt too much at school now we can't help but see
That the future that you've got mapped out
Is nothing much to shout about

We're making a move, we're making it now
We're coming out of the side-lines
Just put your hands up, it's a raid, yeah
We want your homes, we want your lives
We want the things you won't allow us
We won't use guns, we won't use bombs
We'll use the one thing we've got more of, that's our minds

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Brothers, sisters, can't you see?
The future's owned by you and me
There won't be fighting in the street
They think they've got us beat
But revenge is going to be so sweet

We're making a move, we're making it now
We're coming out of the side-lines
Just put your hands up, it's a raid, yeah
We want your homes, we want your lives
We want the things you won't allow us
We won't use guns, we won't use bombs
We'll use the one thing we've got more of, that's our minds
And that's our minds, yeah


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    General Commentcover...very nice
    notnobodyon February 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentStrange. Fantastic song by Pulp, back in the Britpop days, covered by a band in the new-age Britpop category. I never knew Franz Ferdinand had covered this song. I think they'd be good at it though.
    Xo Beyond Repair oXon June 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a cover song? Hokay! But, it's totally awesome. Lurve it. Mebbe I'll check out the original.
    Danime_on June 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a cover song? Hokay! But, it's totally awesome. Lurve it. Mebbe I'll check out the original.
    Danime_on June 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah, you should. All right for those of you who have heard it, which version is better?
    pumkinhedon October 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI mean both versions of this song
    pumkinhedon October 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey're quite different. I love both, depending on what mood I'm in. Pulp's is a little more synth-y and upbeat.
    ZombieStaron November 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI've never heard their version of this song but Pulp's version is good
    Geeballs14on December 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGood song, reminds me of the neds in Glasgow, ''You could end up with a smack in the mouth, Just for standing out''
    ganz108on January 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI HAVE to hear the Franz version of this song...liked their Air cover. Plus, this oughta be an even better cover - Franz do kinda remind me of Pulp
    frozen_in_fireon January 05, 2006   Link

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