"The Classical" as written by and Mark E Smith....
There is no culture is my brag,
Your taste for bullshit reveals a lust for a home of office
This is the home of the vain!
This is the home of the vain!

Where are the obligatory niggers?
Hey there fuckface!
Hey there fuckface!
There are twelve people in the world

The rest are paste
This is the home of the vain!
This is the home of the vain!
I just left the hotel amnesia, I had to go there

Where it is I can't remember,
But now I can remember, now I can remember
Hafta! hafta!
Message for yer! message for yer!

Too much reliance on girl here
On girls here, behind every shell-actor
Snobbier snobbier
Too much romantic here

I destroy romantics, actors,
Kill it!
Kill it!
Kill it a!

Kill it!
Kill it a!
You won't find anything more ridiculous, than this new profile
Razor unit, made with the highest british attention to the

Wrong detail, become obsolete units surrounded by hail.
The classical!
The classical!
The classical!

Hotel aggro!
Message for yer! message for yer!
The classical!
Poleaxe a!

One of the millennium of conspiracy,
Forever,
I know it means a lot of stomach gas,
I know it means a lot of stomach gas,

I've never felt better in my life
I've never felt better in my life
Poleaxe a!
The classical!

Stomach gas
I've never felt better in my life
I've never felt better in my life
Poleaxe a!

Millennium of conspiracy
Play out classical
I've never felt better in my life
Better in my life


Lyrics submitted by birthcontrolblues, edited by hendr1x

"The Classical" as written by Mark E Smith

Lyrics © MINDER MUSIC LTD.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

The Classical song meanings
Add your thoughts

18 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +2
    General CommentI love how Malkmus consistently ripped these boys off in his Pavement days...rather impressive.

    This song killsssssss
    Star Slighton January 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentApparently the line "Where are the obligatory niggers?" cost them a record deal with a Motown label.
    orangebeakeron January 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy favorite song of all time.
    artsluton September 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Lyric Correctionlots of errors in the lyrics here
    1st one: it's "Parallax", not "Poleaxe a"
    fudgyon April 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favourites. Hex Enduction Hour is essentially an attack on British pop culture, which is what this song seems to be about.
    Ahh Mark E. Smith is insane and i love him. It's unfortunate how little known this band is.
    birthcontrolblueson March 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love, "made with the highest British attention to the wrong detail". Pavement of all bands had the nerve to cover this on a Peel Session no less. John said it made an old man very happy, namely, him. It was pretty good.
    DevastatorJr.on October 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite comes from an interview I read w/ Pavement saying how they covered this live and S.M. apparently ended the song stating, "He hates us...he hates us." Very funny. It is also funny how much shit Pavement receives for being Fall sound alikes and how much more popular they are than The Fall. I love them both, just saying. (There are two Pavement comments out of four for this song).

    Brilliant tune...I agree that this band is criminally over(under?)looked in the grand scheme of indie/post-punk fandom of all ages. Mark E. Smith deserves a medal for his dedication and excellence in a field with never was' and never will be's. I can't believe how many so-called punk/indie/post-punk fans i talk to that have no idea who The Fall are. They are the scene, they are no scene, they have no scene.

    'Conduit for Sale' indeed.
    3RA1N1ACon July 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationWhat can I say? This is cryptically confusing to me, but I like it for some reason. Perhaps an overture for the British pop culture criticism that is this album?
    Anilandon July 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionOnly early Pavement sounds like The Fall, "Slanted & Enchanted" and the EPs they released prior to that.

    I liked Pavement years before i got into The Fall, it did surprise me how familiar some of The Fall's stuff sounded when i first heard them!
    sweetfaon July 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"The horror! The horror!"
    ultranolon December 14, 2010   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain