Up the drain pipe
Rapid he did sprout
[Grey templates on us] he had to inflict
TV documentary that it produced


When he whistled in the street
The men would turn around in fear
Of being thought effete



Petty thief lout


Up the drain pipe
Rapid he did sprout
Crime


Hides records in his drawer at home
Especially when they are rare
Never gives 'em out to every Tom Dick & Harry
Who stole before from petty thief lout


Un the drain pipe
Rapid he did sprout
[Grey templates on us] he had to inflict


Suburbia holds
more than you care for


One must make sure
When leaving the house
Never to have white powder on the nose about


F-prints
F-prints on the fingers
Sprout


Great tempus onus
Suburbia holds more than you care for


Petty thief lout





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Petty Thief (Lout) song meanings
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    General CommentMaybe about someone from suburbia who steals and take drugs out of boredom or something.
    But of course, this probably ain't what it's about..
    Mark E. Smith, after all.
    JpnGhton April 09, 2006   Link

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