"Fitzpleasure" as written by Augustus Figaro Niso Unger-hamilton, Thomas Stuart Green, Joe Jerome Newman and Gwilym David Dylan Sainsbury....
Tralala, in your snatch fits pleasure, broom-shaped pleasure
Deep greedy and Googling every corner
Dead in the middle of the C-O-double M-O-N
Little did I know then that the Mandela Boys soon become Mandela Men
Tall woman, pull the pylons down

And wrap them around the necks of all the feckless men that queue to be the next
Steepled fingers, ring leaders, queue jumpers, rock fist paper scissors, lingered fluffers
In your hoof lies the heartland
Where we tent for our treasure, pleasure, leisure, les yeux, it’s all in your eyes
In your snatch fits pleasure, broom-shaped pleasure
Deep greedy and Googling every corner
Blended by the lights


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"Fitzpleasure" as written by Augustus Figaro Niso Unger-hamilton, Thomas Stuart Green, Joe Jerome Newman, Gwilym David Dylan Sainsbury

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  • +12
    General CommentTralala is the name of a character from the book Last Exit to Brooklyn. If you don't understand the song, it's worth reading that chapter, in particular the last half a page or so (though be warned the book was banned in several countries for shocking content). If you'd rather not read it, it ends with gang rape culminating in death by broom. A rather pleasant topic for a song, if I do say so myself :)
    Either way, this is an awesome song
    tiggydongon June 29, 2012   Link
  • +10
    Song MeaningThis is copied from an interview with Alt-J. I'm a bit disappointed with them. I get that it's artistic but I feel that their song glorifies the gang rape.

    What is Fitzpleasure?
    Fitzpleasure? Erm
    It’s not rude is it?
    It is rude, well it’s not rude, it’s graphic and it’s violent. It’s based on a book by Hubert Selby Jr [Last Exit to Brooklyn]. Each chapter is about a different character and they all intertwine throughout the book. There’s a woman called Tralala so that’s why we sing [sings] Tra-la-la-la there’s a character called Tralala and it’s just about her. So basically the phrase is ‘in your snatch fits pleasure, broom shaped pleasure’ so fits and pleasure and Fitz like a second name, like Fitzpatrick so we thought Fitzpleasure, so more subtle. But it’s about the end of the chapter where she gets, er, gang-raped, so it’s really horrible.
    Who read the book?
    I did. I always believe that you write about what moves you and although that gang-rape scene is horrible… it really moved me, it’s really well written, you don’t really know which way is up after that chapter. I thought it was a really powerful thing to write about.
    We like your shoes, where are they from?
    They’re Doc Martins.
    Jlefanton January 06, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTiggydong, very valid comment. I see vague references to Trainspotting, specifically with "pleasure leisure leishya" and the term snatch as well as the general violent nature of the lyrics.
    michaelbecon August 27, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlso read in NME that the common in the song "dead in the middle of the c, o double m, o, n" is a reference to a place near where the band grew up. A lot of dodgy characters used to hang out there including a gang called the mandella boys "little did i know then, that the mandella boys soon became mandella men".

    Such a dark song, but I love it :D
    hellohappyon December 02, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis songs is brilliant
    The Mandela Boys are a gang in Southampton who are always getting into trouble but I guess they've toned down a little as growing to 'men' (still wouldn't mess with them though)

    also I live right next to the common and yeh I walk my dog there most days and have never actually encountered anything too frightening but then again there are loads of horror stories that prevent me from going there alone! haha
    qweryytrewon December 15, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn the line - And wrap them around the necks of all the feckless men that queue to be the next. I always hear - around the necks..I wont affect this mainly queue to be the next. It also speaks to the nature of the song, the animalistic and patriarchal theme of the assault
    BlueRidgeMtnson December 03, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis songs is brilliant
    The Mandela Boys are a gang in Southampton who are always getting into trouble but I guess they've toned down a little as growing to 'men' (still wouldn't mess with them though)

    also I live right next to the common and yeh I walk my dog there most days and have never actually encountered anything too frightening but then again there are loads of horror stories that prevent me from going there alone! haha
    qweryytrewon December 15, 2012   Link
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    General Commentim stunned that its all english. The delivery of these lyrics is nothing short of uh, uh, uh
    goodgodbadon January 25, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell i havent read the book, but i get the overwhelming sense that it is about a woman/prostitute will a possible murderous streak in her.....boys become men...deep greedy googling every corner? shes blended by the lights so noone sees her coming and dont realize they are prey,... just saying. thats what i get. =)
    tya811on May 12, 2013   Link
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    General Commentwell i havent read the book, but i get the overwhelming sense that it is about a woman/prostitute will a possible murderous streak in her.....boys become men...deep greedy googling every corner? shes blended by the lights so noone sees her coming and dont realize they are prey,... just saying. thats what i get. =)
    tya811on May 12, 2013   Link

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