"Act Of The Apostle" as written by and Martin/murdoch/cooke/geddes/jackson/kildea/colburn....
I'm bored out of my mind
Too sick to even care
I'll take a little walk
Nobody's going to know
I'm in Senior Ward
That gives you a little free time
I'll just use it all at once

Took the fence and a lane
The bus then the train
Bought an Independent to make me look like
I got brains
I made a story up in my head
If anybody would ask
I'm going to a seminar

I'm a genius
I'm a prodigy
A demon at maths and science
I'm up for a prize
If you gotta grow up some time
You have to do it on your own
I don't think I could stand to be stuck
That's the way that things were going

The Bible's my tool
There's no mention of school
My Damascene Rose
A transistor radio
I tune in at night
When my mum and my dad start to fight
I put on my headphones

And I tune out
I am devout
The girls are singing about my life
But they're not here they've got the wild life
If you want to find out, find out
You've got to look them in the eye
That's why my only choice
Is find the face behind the voice


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"Act of the Apostle" as written by Christopher Geddes Bob Kildea

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    General CommentHere are the official lyrics:

    I'm bored out of my mind
    Too sick to even care
    I'll take a little walk
    Nobody's going to know
    I'm in senior ward
    That gives you a little free time
    I'll just use it all at once!

    Took the fence and the lane
    The bus and the train
    Bought an 'Independent'
    To make me look like I got brains
    I made a story up in my head,
    If anybody would ask
    I'm going to a seminar!

    I'm a genius
    A prodigy
    A demon at Maths and Science
    I'm up for a prize

    If you gotta grow up sometime
    You have to do it on your own
    I don't think I could
    Stand to be stuck
    That's the way that
    Things were going

    The bible's my tool
    There's no mention of school!
    My Damascan Road's
    A transistor radio
    I tune in at night when
    My mum and my dead start to fight
    I put on my headphones

    I tune out
    (I'm picking up digital)
    I am devout
    The girls are singing
    About my life
    But they're not here
    They got the the wild life
    If you want to find out, find out
    You've got to look them in the eye
    That's why my only choice
    Is find the face behind the voice...
    trotchkyon July 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is Catherine Ireton singing a truncated version of 'Act of the Apostle Part II', & she does a marvellous job. It starts off spare but then gets lavish, like a big musical number. I very much admire Ireton's diction; she has her own brand of intelligence & humour.

    I was nervous when I heard Stuart Murdoch was hiring a bunch of girls to sing his songs, some of which were on previously released Belle&Sebastian albums. But I ended up being delighted!
    anopeon August 29, 2009   Link

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