"Theme" as written by Martin John Dawson and Giles Smith....
(scream)
Theme
Now I understand (ha, ha, ha)

Now I understand (ha, ha, ha)
Theme going on and on and on
It's not the same anymore
No, never, never no
Wish
Wish
Wish I could die

Now walk alone
Now walk in drain
Does not compute
Not a cliche
And I wish I could die (ha, ha, ha)

Random
There is only one reaction
You must never underestimate
And I wish I
And I wish I could die (ha, ha, ha)

Now understand
Now I understand
It doesn't matter no more
Another leap in the dark
I will survive
And I wish I could die
And I wish I could die
And I wish I
I wish I
I wish I could die (ha, ha, ha)

It's only excuses
Never mistaking
Rhyme or reason
No, never no never
And I wish I could die
And I wish I
And I wish I could die (ha, ha, ha)
I wish I could die

Understand
Theme's going on
On and on and on
I wish I could die

No, never no more
Does not compute
Walk alone out of the drain
It's not cliche
Wish I
Wish
Wish I could die
And I wish I could die (ha, ha, ha)
And I wish I could die

On and on and on and on
Will survive
I wish I could die
I will survive
I wish I could die

Understanding doesn't matter no more
Leap in the dark
I will survive
Wish I could die
Wish I could die
Wish I could die
Wish I could die

I just died
Terminal boredom



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"Theme" as written by John Lydon Donat Walker James

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  • +1
    General CommentMy honest assessment is that this song really is about dying of boredom. Through this song, Lydon was making a vicious commentary on his former fanbase, who he (probably rightfully) presumed would be bored into a stupor by a nine-minute song. You'll notice all the clever references as such therein...
    Cynothoglyson June 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with the first comment, and this track being about boredom; more in particular i think John Lydon's boredom with the dogmatism being established in punk. I also imagine that a lot of it is probably improvised a la Damo Suzuki. I have read John was doing that in the studio a decent amount during the early PIL days.
    fuzzyslipperson February 14, 2009   Link

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