"Club Country" as written by Billy Mackenzie and Alan Peter Rankine....
The fault is, I can find no fault in you
Assault is say it or I'll say it for you
If we stick around we're sure to be looked down upon
What better way or should I say?

Alive and kicking

Alive and kicking at the Country Club
We're old and sickening at the Country Club
A drive from nowhere leaves you in the cold
Refrigeration keeps you young I'm told
Alive and kicking at the Country Club
We're old and sickening at the Country Club
Your limitations are our every care
Every breath you breath belongs to... someone there

At all's two words could they be soldered as one
Therein lies the perfect pseudonym
To think you've learned to know someone and find
That you don't know don't know them at all

Alive and kicking

Alive and kicking at the Country Club
We're always sickening at the Country Club
A drive from nowhere leaves you in the cold
Refrigeration keeps you young I'm told
Alive and kicking at the Country Club
We're old and sickening at the Country Club
Your limitations are our every care
Every breath you breath belongs to... someone there

Sad to see that you're suffering
Work hard at being a something
Sad to see that you're suffering
Work hard at being a something
Sad to see that you're suffering
Work hard at being a something

Alive and kicking at the Country Club
We're old and sickening at the Country Club
A drive from nowhere leaves you in the cold
Refrigeration keeps you young I'm told
Alive and kicking at the Country Club
We're always sickening at the Country Club
Your limitations are our every care
Every breath you breath belongs to someone there


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"Club Country" as written by Billy Mackenzie Alan Peter Rankine

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    General CommentThis song follows on from Party Fears Two with similar themes about mistrust and paranoia with regard to social events, also having a go at the pretensions of try to impress at "Country Clubs", with lyrics like "sad to see that you're suffering, worked hard at being a something."
    finnegan63on August 06, 2009   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone have a midi track for this? let me know!
    toschekon November 08, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI have an idiosyncratic interpretation of this song which I realise has no connection to authorial intention.

    I see this song as being about a farm for physically perfect people who have been kidnapped and kept alive, into which rich people's brains are uploaded when they die, and which are harvested for organs when they are still alive, so to me it has a kind of edgy, horrific, science fictional vibe. To go through the lyrics:

    The fault is, I can find no fault in you - physically perfect people.

    Alive and kicking - the people are still alive when their organs are harvested or their personalities wiped and replaced by the rich people's.

    We're old and sickening at the Country Club - the old rich people are unhealthy and pay to have their bodies repaired by transplants from unwitting donors.
    A drive from nowhere leaves you in the cold - the farm is in a remote place where it can be kept secret.
    Refrigeration keeps you young I'm told - people are frozen so their organs can be kept fresh after they have had too many organs removed to survive.
    Your limitations are our every care - The limitations are what they can no longer do due to the ageing process.
    Every breath you breathe belongs to... someone there - the inmates of the farm are owned by the rich and also the rich have stolen the lives, i.e. the "breath" of the victims.

    Therein lies the perfect pseudonym - Pseudonym is perfect because they actually are that person in a sense, either because they occupy their bodies or have taken their organs.
    To think you've learned to know someone and find
    That you don't know don't know them at all - because they are in fact a different person.

    Sad to see that you're suffering - feigned sympathy to market the services of the club/farm and persuade the wealthy to use their services.
    Work hard at being a something - at being a "something", i.e. a non-person. Don't be a person because you're just a commodity for the rich.

    To me it's uncanny how well this interpretation fits the lyrics, but I'm fully aware there is no connection between my imagined interpretation and what the author meant. I've had this interpretation of it ever since it was released as a single in 1982.
    amanda1020on June 03, 2016   Link

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