"NY Excuse" as written by Steve Greenberg, David Gerard Christian Dewaele, Stephen Antoine Clement Dewaele, Nancy Whang and James Murphy....
Excuse me
Excuse me
Excuse me

You're paying
You're paying

This is the excuse that we're making we're making
This is the excuse that we're making we're making

This is the excuse that we're making (we're making)
Is it good enough for what you're paying (you're paying)?
Is it good enough for what you're paying (you're paying)?

I've been shout
I said I've been shout
You don't have to shout
Oh okay, well stop making me then
Hey, hey
I'm getting loud with you

This is the excuse that we're making (we're making)
Is it good enough for what you're paying (you're paying)?
Is it good enough for what you're paying (you're paying)?
Is it good enough for what you're paying (you're paying)?
Is it good enough for what you're paying (you're paying)?
Is it good enough for what you're paying (you're paying)?

This is the excuse
This is the excuse
This is the excuse
This is the excuse

This is the excuse that we're making (we're making)

This is the excuse that we're making (we're making)
Is it good enough for what you're paying (you're paying)?
Is it good enough for what you're paying (you're paying)?
Is it good enough for what you're paying (you're paying)?
Is it good enough for what you're paying (you're paying)?

You're paying
You're paying

This is the excuse that we're making
Is it good enough for what you're paying (you're paying)?
Is it good enough for what you're paying (you're paying)?

You're paying


Lyrics submitted by giv_emhellkid, edited by robotbil

"NY Excuse" as written by James Murphy David Gerard Christian Dewaele

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    General CommentGreat song, and video too.


    I transcribed the words overlaid on the video, which I think illustrate the intention behind the lyrics:


    ====================================================

    Excuse me!
    Excuse me!
    Excuse me!

    Every year we eat 7.3 billion burgers
    and 6570 acres of pizza.
    Every year we spend 18 billion dollars on ice cream.
    Every year we spend 50 billion dollars on weight loss programs.
    Every year we spend 18 billion dollars on pet food.
    Every year we spend $27,000,000,000 on making ourselves look good
    and 14 billion dollars on smelling nice.
    A car is born every 2 seconds.
    Every year we drink 500,000,000,000 litres of milk.
    Every day we slaughter 1,000,000 cows,
    1,200,000 sheep,
    2,800,000 pigs
    and 70,000,000 chickens.
    Every year we spend 260 billion dollars on cigarettes.
    Every year we spend 300 billion dollars on alcohol.
    Every year we spend 5,000,000,000 dollars on pain killers.
    Every year we spend 50,000,000,000 dollars on pornography,
    3 billion dollars on viagra.
    Every year we spend 20,000,000,000 dollars on anti-depressants
    and 14 billion dollars on anti-phychotics.
    Every year we spend 161,000,000,000 dollars on breast implants.
    Kill people.
    Every day 137,000 new cars roll off the production line
    and we dump enough aluminium cans to build 7 jumbo jets.
    Every year we spend $150,000,000,000 on pharmaceutical drugs
    and $150,000,000,000 on street drugs.
    We buy 674,000,000 mobile phones
    and 10,000,000 cars.

    (fast repeat of earlier words)

    Every day we use 23,000,000 miles of toilet paper
    and 9,000,000,000,000 gallons of water to flush it away.

    Every hour we spend 100 million dollars on guns, bombs, mines, tanks and stuff to kill people.

    This is the excuse that we are making.
    Is it good enough for what you are paying?

    ====================================================


    There are clearly anti-war, anti-waste, anti-drug messages from this.
    yewbarrowon February 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentumm it's actually "i can shout" not "i've been shout"
    wordsandbirdson March 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOn the DVD Nancy Whang says that Stephen Dewaele flew to NY especially to see her, but he told the record label that they were going to record a song together so the label would pay for it all... so the song ended up being the "excuse" that they made.
    SnootFrackon October 18, 2008   Link

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