People think I'm being perverse on purpose... (x7)
But they don't know.

You tried to give me your heart
But her fingermarks
Were all over it.
I tried to look impressed
It was as futile a gesture
As a futile gesture, futile gesture gets.

Don't be a sycophant and don't try to hold my hand
If you don't plan to be around five minutes later,
Don't be a sycophant and don't try to hold my hand
And don't just say the things that you think I want to hear.

You were there to fill my time
It was dark (but you)
But you had nice eyes.
I wasn't too impressed
You hadn't told me anything
Anything amusing yet.

Don't be a sycophant and don't try to hold my hand
If you don't plan to be around five minutes later,
Don't be a sycophant and don't try to hold my hand
And don't just say the things that you think I want to hear.

It's hard enough getting someone to like you
And then you find out that they're nothing like you
And it's been a waste of time.

"Girls fantasise on school trips to galleries
Of men who don't meet their parents' expectations
Who want to introduce them to illicit Russ Meyer films,
And dance 'til dawn to old Kinks records.
These are the things you don't understand
Quarter to ten, you're wasting your time
If you want to know me, watch how I dance.
"

Don't be a sycophant and don't try to hold my hand
If you don't plan to be around five minutes later,
Don't be a sycophant and don't try to hold my hand
And don't just say the things that you think I want to hear.

It's hard enough getting someone to like you
And then you find out that they're nothing like you
And it's been a waste of time.

People think I'm being perverse on purpose... (x8)

But they don't know you... (x6)


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Fulwood Babylon song meanings
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    General Commentthe beginning bit really really creeps me out. sounds like a really little girl singing or something, and for some reason... that scares me.

    It's hard enough getting someone to like you
    And then you find out that they're nothing like you
    And it's been a waste of time.

    pretty much sums up every 'relationship' i've had... its a great song, but the talking bits really do give me the creeps!
    chehamsteraon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Girls fantasise on school trips to galleries
    Of men who don't meet their parents' expectations
    Who want to introduce them to illicit Russ Meyer films,
    And dance 'til dawn to old Kinks records.
    These are the things you don't understand
    Quarter to ten, you're wasting your time
    If you want to know me, watch how I dance."

    There are lots of pretentious people like this. Cracking track.
    saveourcityon November 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was 'Perverse on poppas'? Hmm, oh well, haha, my friend lives in Fulwood, so I find myself singing this a lot!
    Prisoner.I.Wason December 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEeee I love this!
    feel me loudon July 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsycophant- a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage

    I love this song because people like this drive me nuts. Plus it's got a good beat, and you can't go wrong with that.
    CynicalHippy17on August 17, 2007   Link

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