"Everybody's Problem" as written by and Jarvis Cocker....
Standing there before you / defences thrown aside / I thought I heard you laughing / but
When I asked you said you'd cried / I wanted to believe you / yes I wanted to feel strong
/ but looking at my picture / I realised I must be wrong / sounds so weak / it sounds so
Fey / it doesn't sound / like what I meant to say / I speak to you / with a borrowed
Tongue / shall I stop right now / or blindly carry on? / choose one [? ] / but I'm not
Everyone / I only have one viewpoint / don't talk to me of right or wrong / and didn't I
Often tell you / oh didn't I often say / that something in your manner / that really takes
My breath away? / it's not weak / to show I care / I know of those / who wouldn't even
Bear / the fact remains / I feel a need / is it love / or is it simply greed? / it's not
Weak / to show I care / I know of those / who wouldn't even bear / the fact remains / I
Feel a need / is it love / or is it simply greed? / you choose what you believe in / as
Far as I'm concerned / but one thing I can tell you / is innocence cannot be learned / I
Wish you'd stop me talking / oh I wish you'd shut my mouth / well the reason why I tell
You / is I think that you could help me out / and if you do then there's no doubt / that
All my problems won't just fly away.

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"Everybody's Problem" as written by Jarvis Cocker


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    General CommentWhere it says "Choose one...", the lyric should actually have been "It's everybody's problem..." so I've heard.

    Although on the recording, Jarvis messes up the words and starts singing the final verse by accident, before correcting himself, resulting in the words sounding like "You choose what you belie...blem".

    Legend has it that Jarvis purposefully messed the words up simply cos he didn't like the song...?

    This means the one ine that actually had the title of the song in it is never actually sung! Amazing. And it was still released as a single in this state.
    IntroducingLeoon August 25, 2008   Link

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