"Idiot Joy Showland" as written by Stephen Hanley and Mark E Smith....
Idiot groups with no shape or form
Out of their heads on a quid of blow
The shapeless kecks flapping up a storm
Look at what they are: a pack of worms

Idiot Joy Showland
The nylon leaves are falling
From the twisted shell of your cranium
Your mystic jump suits cannot hide
Your competitive plagiarism

Idiot Joy Showland
Freddie and the Dreamers, come on up
Hey you imitators, come on up
Hey little singer, come on up
Show us your house and
Show us your cock
The working class has been shafted
So what the fuck you sneering at?
Your prerogative in life it seems
Is living out an ad man's dream

Idiot Joy Showland
California has Disneyland
And Blackpool has a Funland
And Flanders had no man's land
This place idiot show bands

Idiot Joy Showland
And now microcosms come and go
And it's amazing what they show
Your sportsmen's tears are laudanum
Idiot Joy Showland

The locusts are all queuing in
For Idiot Joy Showland
Idiot Joy



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"Idiot Joy Showland" as written by Craig Scanlon Stephen Hanley

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    General CommentIt's about people in big old groups having lots of fun.
    Or, now that I actually read it, it's about amusement parks. How amusing. And lame. That they wrote a song about Disney Land and Blackpool.
    Freddie and the Dreamers, come on up
    Hey you imitators, come on up
    Hey little singer, come on up
    Show us your house and
    Show us your cock
    The working class has been shafted
    So what the fuck you sneering at?
    Your prerogative in life it seems
    Is living out an ad man's dream
    Idiot Joy Showland

    Idiot Joy Showland

    Idiot Joy Showland

    Idiot Joy Showland

    Idiot Joy Showland
    just12on September 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's about people in big old groups having lots of fun.
    Or, now that I actually read it, it's about amusement parks. How amusing. And lame. That they wrote a song about Disney Land and Blackpool.
    Freddie and the Dreamers, come on up
    Hey you imitators, come on up
    Hey little singer, come on up
    Show us your house and
    Show us your cock
    The working class has been shafted
    So what the fuck you sneering at?
    Your prerogative in life it seems
    Is living out an ad man's dream
    Idiot Joy Showland

    Idiot Joy Showland

    Idiot Joy Showland

    Idiot Joy Showland

    Idiot Joy Showland
    just12on September 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt refers to the "Madchester" scene of the mid-late 90s, specifically The Happy Mondays and their ilk. "Kecks" is correct (it means trousers), but I'm pretty sure the last word of the first verse should be "mongs".
    chrisrazoron June 16, 2011   Link

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