"Hit The North (Version One)" as written by and Simon Alan/smith Rogers....
Hit the North
My Cat says eeeee-ack
Hit the North
95% of hayseeds are corn-pones, guaranteed
Computers infest the hotels
Cops can't catch criminals
But what the heck, they're not too bad, they talk to God

Hit the North
Manacled to the city, manacled to the city
All estate agents alive yell down nights in hysterical breath
Those Northern lights, so pretty
Those big big big wide streets
Those useless MPs
Hit the North (manacled to the system)

From the back third eye psyche, the reflected mirror of delirium
Eastender and Victoria's lager, the induced call, mysterious
Hit the North

Hit the North

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"Hit the North" as written by Mark E. Smith Brixe Smith


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    General CommentI remember not getting to see the Fall when they came to Boston and played at the Channel (a long-time venerable Boston venue where I saw both small local acts as well as headliners like the Fall able to pack the place well past the local fire codes!) around 1987 or 88, but thank God, WFNX, our major Boston-area "new music" commercial station at 101.7 FM, ran a live radio simulcast of their show. During much of the Fall's set and encores, the audience for the most past was quiet and subduded, as if we all, either at the show or in radioland, were in church and Mark E Smith & co. held High Mass. But when several key songs, "Hit the North" for one, were played, the crowd suddenly got psyched, loud, and sang key phrases--the crowd's cue on this song was to shout, yell, etc. "Hit the North!!" like the Fall WROTE this song just for us New Englanders, of course, located in the NORTHeasten part of the US!! "Hey Luciani" and "Cruiser's Creek" also got the crowd to make much noise--all in all we at the show or stuck at at home had good times!!!
    pharmageekon September 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's "those northern lights so pretty" and not "there's no light so pretty".
    JpnGhton March 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAlways thought the start of the last verse was:
    "From the back of my psyche / A venereal Eastender / And his Tory master"

    I really don't know why. Great tune though, really swimming against the current in the '80s. Really like MES' quote about this time, that he felt his only artistic equal was Michael Jackson!
    splurgon February 28, 2014   Link

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