"Mr. Robinson's Quango" as written by and Damon/james Albarn....
Ooh ah ooh
Ooh ah ooh
Oh Mr. Robinson and his quango
Dirty dealer, expensive car
Runs the buses and the Evening Star

He got a hairpiece
Ooh he got herpes
His private life is very discreet
A nicer man no you're never gonna meet
And he's a self professed savior of the dim right wing
He got respiratory problems and a mason's ring

Ooh ah ooh
Ooh ah ooh
Oh Mr. Robinson and his quango
Drinks with generals and county wives
And the family business is doing all right
(Ah) They're doing tangos down in the quangos
He makes 'em tick ooh he makes them tock
And if you don't fit he'll put you in the dock
Just sits in his leather chair and twiddles his thumbs
Gets his secretary in and pinches her bum

Ooh ah ooh
Ooh ah ooh
Ooh ah ooh
Ooh ah ooh

He ran into the toilet in the town hall
He got his biro out and he wrote on the wall:
"I'm wearing black French knickers under my suit
I've got stockings and suspenders on I'm feeling rather loose
Oh I'm a naughty boy
Oh, I'm a naughty, naughty boy"
I said ooh!

He's a self professed savior of the dim right wing
He got respiratory problems and a mason's ring

Ooh ah ooh
Ooh ah ooh
Ooh ah ooh
Ooh ah ooh

Ooh, I'm a naughty boy (naughty, naughty boy)
Ooh, I'm a naughty, naughty boy


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Mr Robinson's Quango" as written by David Rowntree Damon Albarn

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  • +2
    General CommentThis has to be linked to the political situation in 90s Britain. A Tory MP, Stepehn Milligan, was found dead from Amyl Nitrate induced heart failure wearing female underwear. There were numerous sex scandals. So this is a satire based on this, and other aspects of British life. Of course, it's also an attack on the so-called 'Quangocracy' - a Quango is a Quasi Autonomous Non-Governmental Organisation -unelected bodis that have enormous power.
    ntwjoneson July 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh dear I can't believe nobody has commented on this song. This is a great song. I think it's about hedonism and just total uselessness.
    Mantinonon June 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe "Ooh, I'm a naughty boy!" line is absolutely priceless.
    It's also a line that'll get you some strange looks when being blasted from your radio with the windows down.
    Jules09on July 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have written that on many, many bathroom stalls.
    Super7amon June 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song. ntw got the meaning spot on. A big important businessman whos secretly a huge perv
    King of Some Islandon December 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst time I heard this song I was 12 and had no idea what it was about but I have since wisened. Blur are so good at satire.
    phys2104on September 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthey are, damon's SUCH a brilliant writer.

    oh and julie, that was funny, ya made me laugh :D
    velouria91on November 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is brilliant, damon is an amazing writer. I always laugh thinking about the 'he ran into the toilet' part.
    LifeInTechnicoloron March 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song was written in 94-95, and Britain was still under Tory rule. Thathcer was gone, but John Major was the PM and Damon obviously was and is a leftist (and was a famous Labour Supporter at that time).

    The Conservative (Mr. Robinson) is obviously a filthy old pervert.
    EuchridEucrow83on April 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat track. Makes me think of 311 when i hear it
    kexpseattleon July 13, 2017   Link

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