look, no strings
just paper glue and card
hark the angels sing
paste the lord

that was the Armley tabernacle choir
next, we'll be hearing the true story of an American housewife who claims to have taken mid-air photographs of Jesus Christ over the skies of Indiana.

high above the streets and houses
Mrs. Meta Battle
with one hand on the valium
and one hand on the bottle

somewhere over Indiana
eight miles high
Meter Battle sees the good lord wandering across the sky

having fun whilst you're alive
you won't get nothing when you die
have a good time all the time
because you won't get nothing when you die

godsmacked William Shatnered
Meta does a double take
come on baby,
do the camera shake

half-expecting from the aisle
a certain Mr. Beadle
watching you, watching us
watching Mrs. Meta Battle

having fun whilst you're alive
you won't get nothing when you die
have a good time all the time
because you won't get nothing when you die

look, no strings
just paper glue and card
hark the angels sing
paste the lord

Meta Battle shot her lord
and watched him tumble down
and now there's people out with Polaroids all around town

and who knows, that Jesus
on the church near your house
may well be the original
kiss it as you pass

having fun whilst you're alive
you won't get nothing when you die
have a good time all the time
because you won't get nothing when you die

look, no strings
just paper glue and card
hark the angels sing
paste the lord

suseJ em kcuf ho


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    General CommentIt wasn't until I read the lyrics that I realised what suseJ em kcuf ho meant. But this is an amazing song which, I think, shows how fake religion can be, hence "just paper glue and card".
    meirasanyaon September 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentChumbawamba are an anarchist group, in the same sense that Crass was an anarchist group.

    The song is a cute, silly tale of an IN woman who shoots down some kind of Jesus kite.

    And takes a picture.

    And then the last line basically says "Fuck me Jesus," but backwards.

    Great anti-religion anthem.

    In fact, one of the best.
    taverneron September 23, 2014   Link

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