"Fallowfield Hillbilly" as written by and Liam James Fray....
Is that all that matters anymore?

Who happened to like that band first,
And who likes them more,
Why do you compensate for the fact,
That you clearly so oh very silly,

By walking around my town like a fallowfield hillbilly?

You know who you are,

I've seen the way you look at all of the normal kids,
You think that they've just come out Strangeways,
Just because they won't bat both eyelids,

When you walk past with your eyeliner on, one hand in glove,
They're here for the music the thing that they love,

And it was literally carnage at the back of piccadilly,
To see who could buy it first,
And does the limtied edition seven inch quench your thirst?
For an album that will probably let you down,
But it doesn't even matter because you don't like that band anymore,
Because they're not underground,

I've seen the way you look at all of the normal kids,
You think that they've just come out Strangeways,
Just because they won't bat both eyelids,

When you walk past with your eyeliner on, one hand in glove,
I'm gonna ask you, can you find your own way home are you stuck?

Please don't think that I'm being a bitch,
I just happen to witness a lot of things which,
Get me annoyed 'cause you're filling a void,
Have you got nothing better to do?

I've seen the way you look at all of the normal kids,
You think that they've just come out Strangeways,
Because they won't bat both eyelids,

When you walk past with your eyeliner on, one hand in glove,
I'm gonna ask you, can you play guitar my boy?



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"Fallowfield Hillbilly" as written by Liam James Fray

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    General Comment"Courteeners best english band since the libertines fact.. "

    *cough*
    Bloc Party
    *cough*
    thediscobiscuiton November 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentiu cant beleive no-one has commneted on this this song its the best song!!!!!!!!!
    Pez_laa99on March 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell i would say second best after bide your time there ya go someone else has now commented on it
    smoochefcon May 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with smoochefc second best after bide your time.
    I love this because i can relate to it so much! I love everything this song stands for, its all about the music and real fans ignore the hype.

    'ive seen the way you look at all of the normal kids
    you think that theyve just come out Strangeways
    just because they won't bat both eyelids'

    so true. i love it.
    i used it in my english gcse the other day infact.
    jessicamayte.on June 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAwesome lyrics. I saw them posted on TKC (idk if you're here, Livvy), and they caught my attention, so I looked up the song.

    I'm really into this sort of thing: liking music because you like it, not because other people do or it gets a certain stereotype.

    But so many people say the same thing, and are so against "fake fans" that they start a sort of competition, saying that they are more of a fan than other people. I don't agree with people who say that they like a band just because of a single, but yet, how am I supposed to know if they really do just like the music?

    So all us hardcore music fans are sorta stuck, and confused.

    But I like the first few lines alot:
    "Is that all that matters anymore --
    Who happened to like that band first
    And who likes them more?"

    Awesome. Even though it's not my style of music, I like the lyrics.

    Peace.
    foundthevelvetsun7on June 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsaw a bag the other day which had written on it....Dear NME we need bands not scenes....Love courteeners love this track
    smalltownplayboyon August 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsong stands for something... talking about real fans and not people who like bands just cos they fit into the Indie scene.. but people doing that is whats made indie so good atm.. bands like late of the pier, Vampire weekend and MGMT might not be here.. Courteeners best english band since the libertines fact..
    Libertinedreameron October 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAgree with all comments!
    Love this track....love the lyrics! Not just words chucked together cos they rhyme but it actually means something and it actually makes sense (the kooks should take some tips).
    These will be around for a long time!!
    dayeron October 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe Smiths references; "hand in glove", "strangeways". Strangeways being the prison in manchester :) one of my favourite Courteeners songs, criticizing the 'scene.
    fayerosemaxwellon August 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwell maybe im misunderstanding the point but i feel that they lyrics are really pretentious
    wwho gives a shit if other people are all in there heads about being fans and what not
    just listen to the music and enjoy it..there are no real fans and fake fans just ppl who like the music its not anyones place to disdain another person for being a "fake" fan just worry about yourself..
    forealzon January 24, 2010   Link

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