"Fairground" as written by and Peter Mansell Candida Doyle....
As the signs outside proclaimed,
Nature sometimes makes mistakes.
Was it the mother or the father to blame,
Inside the damp grass and tilted tent?
As the signs outside proclaimed,
Nature sometimes makes mistakes.
Was it the mother or the father to blame,
Inside the damp grass and tilted tent?

Won't you come with me to the fairground?
Your head
Will be spinning,
I said your head
Is your feet.
And the man at the side of me starts a lewd laugh
(ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!)
At the cat with two heads and the dog with eight legs.
(ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!)
The man has come between us,
His cheeks rattle like a fence,
(ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!)
He's come between us, and he starts a lewd laugh.
(ah ha ha ha ha ha ha!)

I sought shelter from the storm in a small inn by the coast.
In the children's room three identical sisters sat,
Except for the one who was hideously deformed;
Her grotesque features seemed to parody her sisters' beauty,
Ridiculing and mocking everything I held dear.

Won't you come with me to the fairground?
Your head
Will be spinning,
I said your head
Is your feet.
And the man at the side of me starts a lewd laugh
(ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!)
At the cat with two heads and the dog with eight legs.
(ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!)
The man has come between us,
His cheeks rattle like a fence,
(ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!)
He's come between us, and he starts a lewd laugh.
(ah ha ha ha ha ha ha!)

The fish-eyed foetus floated blankly in the yellowed waters, still as wax.
The man came between us,
My sister and I,
Ridiculing and parodying everything we held dear,
Making a mockery of our former emotions.
Dragging it all down to his level.

Won't you come with me to the fairground?
Your head
Will be spinning.
And the man at the side of me starts a lewd laugh
(ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!)
At the cat with two heads and the dog with eight legs.
(ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!)
The man has come between us,
His cheeks rattle like a fence,
(ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!)
He's come between us, and he starts a lewd laugh.
(ah ha ha ha ha ha ha!)
And then we went for rides.
[Jarvis:] Roll up, roll up, nice rides...
Come on, spin those cars boys and make the girls scream!
The louder you scream the faster we go!
Come on, roll up, go on, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls,
For the ride of a lifetime.
There's plenty of seats, come on, don't be shy!
Roll up, come on, come on!
And then we went for rides.


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"Fairground" as written by Jarvis Cocker Candida Doyle

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    General Commentwho in the world sings this? jarv, y/n?
    shedontcareon August 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentn, russell did.
    slo-moon September 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is crazy specially the part
    fif434on June 30, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI had this as a ringtone once, and when I came back from the swimming pool to the changing rooms, it was ringing and a few old ladies were standing there looking terrified at the manic laughter coming from my locker.
    Crazy song.
    MrsPieon October 19, 2011   Link

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