There's an auction going down at Christie's & they're selling his headband
They say it's gonna cost a bomb - don't know why - the guy's still alive
& there's a beermat from the Hope & Anchor in Islington
There's a corner chewed off - they say he ate it in '75

& there's a headband over the ocean
A beermat over the sea
Everybody believes what they're told to
Everybody believes what they read in the NME

& just around the corner a Stiff convention's in progress
They're wheeling Wreckless Eric out & Nick Lowe promised to show
& there's a bunch of hairy guys in "Free Lew Lewis" sweatshirts
The rest are looking at their watches ooh they're ready to go

& there's some "sex & drugs" on the ocean
A "whole wide world" on the sea
Everybody believes what they're told to
Everybody believes what they read in the NME
Everybody but me
Everybody but me
Everybody but me

Synthesizer solo!

I wanna castigate the media for this Pub Rock Revival
We've got er Roogalator/Ducks Deluxe out treading the boards
& there's a South Bank special pencilled in for autumn
& there's a rumour going 'round that The Rumour are about to reform

& there's Pub Rock over the ocean
Pub Rock over the sea
Everybody believes what they're told to
Everybody believes what they read in the NME
Everybody 'cept for me
Everybody 'cept for me
Everybody but me

& there's a headband over the ocean
A beermat over the sea
Everybody believes what they're told to (everybody believes)
Everybody believes what they read in the NME

& there's some "sex & drugs" on the ocean
A "whole wide world" on the sea
Everybody believes what they're told to (everybody believes)
Everybody believes what they read in the NME

& there's Pub Rock over the ocean
Pub Rock over the sea
Everybody believes what they're told to (everybody believes)
Everybody believes what they read in the NME


Lyrics submitted by vchamberlain

The Great Pub Rock Revival song meanings
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