"Musicians, Please Take Heed" as written by and Stuart Murdoch....
I'm all alone, this is a holiday
Some bloody holiday
My friends have gone away
They're of the temporary sort, I think
I will be better without
As long as you let me out

To taste the air beside the river
I pick the soundtrack with immaculate care
Such a lot rests upon it
My life upon a song
You don't know how much I need
Musician, please take heed

I thought I might just write a letter
Anything to stay away
From books and lessons today
Besides it's part of my induction
Into the literate world
I am a literate girl

I string the words together softly
I lay my love upon you with each line
A gift of improvising
Removes me from revising
I made a daisy chain from
Phrase, verse, and punctuation

I'll kick this mood off with a change of scene
I bought a leotard and go to the gym
I couldn't get away with wearing it last summer
But I lost a lot of weight
I think it's down to leaving meat out of my diet as a rule
I won't buy it 'cause it's cruel

And if the nighttime threatens me with pain
I will give in to lust
I will do what I must
I've got a number of a girl I know
Who gets hallucinogens from a pair of hooligans

I'll take a dose, I don't mind trying
She lets me stay there while I leave the ground
Old episodes of Minder
I snuggle up beside her
Think that I'll stay til morning
She's got me started yawning


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"Musician Please Take Heed" as written by Stuart Murdoch

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  • +1
    General Commentall their assaults on my nerve
    ignisfatuuson July 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is gorgeous. It's so dramatic, the soft start, the sweeping strings, and huge climax! It definitely sounds like a Belle & Sebastian song.
    And I absolutely adore the lyric "I pick the soundtrack with immaculate care. So much rests upon it, my life upon a song. You don't know how much I need... musician, please take heed." It's so true!
    I really don't think this song needs an explanation.
    LMosheron February 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti'm a 19-year-old girl and this song pretty much describes everything in my life atm.
    wouldn't expect anything less from stuart though......
    raiseyourvoiceon March 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's "I bought a leotard and go to the gym"
    egnon June 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe second missing lyric is "Old episodes remind her" or something very similar.
    saladayon September 15, 2009   Link
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    General Comment@saladay the 2nd missing lyrics are actually: "Old episodes of Minder". It was British tv series:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    the lyrics above are actually incorrect in a few places. Here's the true lyrics of the song:

    I'm all alone, this is a holiday
    Some bloody holiday
    My friends have gone away
    They're of the temporary sort, I think
    I will be better without
    As long as you let me out

    To taste the air beside the river
    I pick the soundtrack with immaculate care
    Such a lot rests upon it
    My life upon a song
    You don't know how much I need
    Musician, please take heed

    I thought I might just write a letter
    Anything to stay away
    From books and lessons today
    Besides it's part of my induction
    Into the literate world
    I am a literate girl

    I string the words together softly
    I lay my love upon you with each line
    A gift of improvising
    Removes me from revising
    I made a daisy chain from
    Phrase, verse, and punctuation

    I'll kick this mood off with a change of scene
    I bought a leotard and go to the gym
    I couldn't get away with wearing it last summer
    But I lost a lot of weight
    I think it's down to leaving meat out of my diet as a rule
    I won't buy it 'cause it's cruel

    And if the nighttime threatens me with pain
    I will give in to lust
    I will do what I must
    I've got a number of a girl I know
    Who gets hallucinogens from a pair of hooligans

    I'll take a dose, I don't mind trying
    She lets me stay there while I leave the ground
    Old episodes of Minder
    I snuggle up beside her
    Think that I'll stay til morning
    She's got me started yawning..
    Pand0raon January 06, 2010   Link

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