"Shoot the Sexual Athlete" as written by and Martin/murdoch/colburn/cooke/geddes/jackson/campbe....
Now I'm in a band people try to make me do things
Kiss arses and pay tribute
But I'm inclined today to do those things anyway
And I don't care who hears it

'Cause I'm a fan of the Go-Betweens
A fan of Robert, and I always have been
But I like Grant, now that I've met him
Because he's charming

Of all the stars, and all the would-be stars
I'd take him home, to my mum and dad
Yeah, he's charming, but he's a trouble-maker too
He amuses me greatly

I like Lindy and I saw Vickers
Pete stole the set list, and the itinerary
He wrote my name down as 'Tour Rent Boy'
It was hard, but so is life


I was making button badges
And I had too much time on my hands
I coloured them by hand
Pere Ubu and the Sugarcubes

Kids came in to watch me
But Pete & Sean just scorned
Just like they scorned Robert
But I secretly loved the big guy
He dressed like Sherlock Holmes

And he fixed us with a quizzative eye
Before singing such romances
That only the sods trampled underfoot by Thatcher
Could appreciate their love
Could appreciate their love


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"Shoot the Sexual Athlete" as written by Isobel Campbell Christopher Geddes

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    General Commenti love the strings in the instrumental after the fourth verse!

    it's always lovely when belles does spoken word type songs.

    i don't know what my life would be like if it weren't for stuart murdoch.
    hybrid_rainbowon December 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, like so many other B&S songs from the earlier days. (The new ones are ok too, but a bit too polished for my taste.)

    In this case, I can't quite figure out the overall story of the song. Maybe lots of "in-jokes". Mainly it's the poetry and imagery of the words and stanzas that I enjoy so much. And of course the musical setting.
    jcovarruon December 05, 2012   Link

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