"The World Was A Mess But His Hair Was Perfect" as written by and Matthew James/donohoe Swinnerton....
All dressed up with somewhere to go
Got ten new messages on your phone
Keep trying to stop the night from falling to pieces
The night goes on and on and on on on
Where are we going and where's Steve gone?
This whole night is just falling to pieces

And you go on and on on on
Talking shit through the night
Just trying to stop our arguments falling to pieces
You slag off America in the pub
Saying the war was shit
Then in the club
Drink some Buds and smoke some Marlboro Lights

The world was a mess but his hair was perfect
The world was a mess but his hair was perfect
The world was a mess but his hair was perfect
The world was a mess but his hair was perfect

Right listen, yeah, okay, fine, do you know where Steve is?
I thought he was with you Okay
If you see him, tell him that, erm, that, no, let me finish,
Okay yeah, erm, yeah if you see him, tell him that I forgot the money I owe him,
So that's fine, yep, okay alright, yeah I'll see you later, no it's fine.
No I didn't, no no, it's fine, it's okay, I'll see you later, I'll see you later,
I've got to go, I've got to go, buh-bye

Okay, yeah, can I, uh, get two of them and a pint of that? Yeah.
How much? No way! Okay, I've got to use my card. Okay.
Alright, how you doing? Did you see that, uh, thing last night?
Yeah, it was good, it was about Stephen Hawking.
Yeah, no, seriously, it was good, seriously.
He was going on about, uh, black holes, string theory and all that, I dunno.
What you been up to, yeah, anyway? Scuba diving? No way.
Okay, how was that? I've gotta go to the toilets.

Alright? Yeah, yeah I got my hair cut the other day. No, no it's not bad for eight quid. Well I just said, you know, I wanted a tidy trim. Just looks a bit shit round the back. It was the Greek bloke actually, on Finchley Road. Yeah, when I came out of there, I was looking like ten notes...


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"The World Was a Mess But His Hair Was Perfect" as written by James Horn-smith Alan Donohoe

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  • +1
    General CommentAll 17 minutes of it is listenable
    rapiston June 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThese are the correct lyrics to the album version:

    All dressed up with somewhere to go
    I got ten new messages on my phone
    Keep trying to stop the night from falling to pieces
    And it goes on and on and on
    Where we going and where's she gone?
    This whole night is just falling to pieces

    And we go on and on and on
    Talking shite through the night
    Just trying to stop our argument falling to pieces
    We slag off America in the pub
    Say 'the war was shite' then in the club
    Drink some Buds and smoke some Marlboro Lights

    The world was a mess but his hair was perfect
    The world was a mess but his hair was perfect

    [Not sure?] is on TV
    I'd love to care but I'm too busy
    Starting to go cos my hair is done
    Well, where's my mobile gone?

    This girl's mouth is moving 'ra-ra-ra'
    Her eyes and fingers are slipping
    She drops the glass and it's fallen to pieces
    The guy behind, his eyes meet mine
    'Please - I don't wanna fight,
    Please don't touch my face or hair cos that would ruin my night'

    The world was a mess but his hair was perfect
    The world was a mess but his hair was perfect...
    legaspitsmaxon November 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfucking wanna hear this song a lot. Like the bit about Budwesier.
    _ellieon March 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazingly awesome.
    gem-diggidy-doggon May 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI got 5 mins. Give me more.
    _ellieon March 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics are WAY off, and I can't find the proper ones anywhere o_o
    _bionicon April 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw The Rakes a couple of weeks ago, and heard the album version, then got hold of the 18 minute version. Both versions are brilliant.

    "You slag off america in the pub, say the war was sh*te then in the club, drink some buds and smoke some marlboro lights" is the best bit, in my opinion.
    funkyseaweedon April 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood song I borrowed the new album from a friend it's not all that good but this song stands out on it all.
    ---LiMeGrAvY---on July 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics for the 5 min version is anyone's interested. Though they might be a little off.

    All dressed up with somewhere to go
    Got ten new messages on your phone
    Keep trying to stop the night from falling to pieces
    The night goes on and on and on on on
    Where are we going and where's Steve gone?
    This whole night is just falling to pieces

    And you go on and on on on
    Talking shite through the night
    Just trying to stop our arguments falling to pieces
    You slag off America in the pub
    Saying the war was shite
    Then in the club
    Drink some Buds and smoke some Marlboro Lights...

    The world was a mess but his hair was perfect
    The world was a mess but his hair was perfect

    Repulsive seaters on TV,
    I'd love to get one but I'm too busy,
    It's time to go cause my hair is done,
    But oh, where's my mobile gone,

    His closed mouth is moving round alright,
    Her eyes were fingers ours slipped in,
    She tooks some glass and it's falling to pieces,
    The guy behind, His eyes meet mine,
    Please I don't wanna fight,
    Just don't touch my face, Or hair
    Cause that would ruin my night,

    The world was a mess but his hair was perfect
    The world was a mess but his hair was perfect
    The world was a mess but his hair was perfect
    The world was a mess but his hair was perfect

    There you go. though I do believe it's a bit off.
    Markisa_xXon May 17, 2008   Link

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