"I'm The Urban Spaceman" as written by and Neil Innes....
I'm the urban spaceman, baby; I?ve got speed
I've got everything I need
I'm the urban spaceman, baby; I can fly
I'm a supersonic guy

I don't need pleasure
I don't feel pain
If you were to knock me down I'd just get up again
I'm the urban spaceman, baby; I'm makin' out
I'm all about

I wake up every morning with a smile upon my face
My natural exuberance spills out all over the place

I'm the urban spaceman, I'm intelligent and clean
Know what I mean?
I'm the urban spaceman, as a lover second to none
It's a lot of fun

I never let my friends down
I've never made a boob
I'm a glossy magazine, an advert in the tube

I'm the urban spaceman, baby; here comes the twist--
I don't exist


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"I'm the Urban Spaceman" as written by Neil Innes

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    Song MeaningDuring the 60s a lot of regeneration of war damaged areas was taking place. These were referred to as "Urban Spaces" (now known as Brownfield sites).
    Neil Innes reckoned that if there was an Urban Space then it made sense for there to be an Urban Spaceman to occupy it.
    martiblartfaston January 09, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy has no one commented on this song? its a classic
    Afrika Shoxon May 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree... definitely a classic. Great song.
    Crujebsulon June 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. But I have no idea what its all about.

    Great final line though
    Pandora Caitiffon June 20, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"My natural exuberance spills out all over the place" is such a great line.

    I have no idea what it's about.
    freethegoldfishon August 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt was just a tossoff to get on the charts.

    Maybe it was the product of a bar bet. The Bonzos had a great cult following, but a wider fan base was out of their reach because they refused to play that game.

    I think one of the guys said, "Bet you can't write a song that gets on the charts!" and Innes said, "Bet I can!"

    And he just threw together all the elements of a pop hit; simple ABA structure, 4/4 time, elemental chord changes,, mindless, memorable melody, simple baseline, popular novelty song theme (outer space).

    And it *did* make the charts, unlike their more sophisticated, cooler stuff.
    razajacon November 27, 2008   Link
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    MemoryThis song always effects my mood. It will either make me giddy or.. Sad. It makes me hate being part of the generation I am in. I was born in '94 so I never had the priviledge to see The Bonzo Dog as what it is. I would have much rather experienced the prime of my life in the 60's...

    Otherwise, I love this song!!!
    Klebacheron March 16, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI believe this song is about a speed freak ie-amphetamine user. "I've got speed", "I've got everything I need", "my natural exuberance" etc etc..seems to fit well.
    nik2007auon January 29, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningDuring the 60s a lot of regeneration of war damaged areas was taking place. These were referred to as "Urban Spaces" (now known as Brownfield sites).
    Neil Innes reckoned that if there was an Urban Space then it made sense for there to be an Urban Spaceman to occupy it.
    martiblartfaston January 09, 2014   Link

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