"Burslem Normals" as written by Robert Peter Williams, Kelvin Andrew Mould and Daniel Spencer Mould....
Can you hear me?

In your face
There's nowt left
They have defaced
The marks you left
Upon the wall

The writing not on there at all
Can you stand what you stood for
Are you more normal then before?

Goodbye to the normals
Goodbye to the normals

In your place
There's just chaps
The kids aren't alright
They know
They're born today

Reaching out to feel the sun
At the time it seemed like fun
I was there when you got done
Lived two weeks by the surf
We used to know what we were worth
Before the normals fell to earth

Goodbye to the normals
Goodbye to the normals

Whatever happened
To the mean mortals crew
The fine young casuals blew a fuse
And all the Burslem lads
Now that they're all dads
They meant so much to me
It makes me sad

In your wake
There's nowt left


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"Burslem Normals" as written by Daniel Spencer Mould Kelvin Andrews

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    General CommentRob says: "It is about an ideal of youth; It is about how in the 80's and the early 90's there were so many avenues to explore and so many gangs to be a part of. Youth Culture these days depressingly seems just about the Chav. Back then we had so much choice and the Burslem Normals was a piece of graffiti from the town I was born in, I don't know what they were into, but they sound cool as fuck.I have always liked what I like and it has always been varied and fortunately I find myself find a position where I do not have to pigeon hole myself. The sentiment in this song is the same as the sentiment in the song 'Heaven From Here' but wonkier."
    Gabigson November 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe only song from this album, that I like
    lostmatildaon August 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI thawt it woz bout dreamin of a youthful past, so i woz rite!! I just h8 the way the song ends, as if its just...well....crumblin away!
    SarahLundon January 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI thawt it woz bout dreamin of a youthful past, so i woz rite!! I just h8 the way the song ends, as if its just...well....crumblin away!
    SarahLundon January 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI thawt it woz bout dreamin of a youthful past, so i woz rite!! I just h8 the way the song ends, as if its just...well....crumblin away!
    SarahLundon January 04, 2009   Link

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