"Pressure on Julian" as written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Steven Alexander James and David Rowntree....
Only the magical transit children
sing, sing the lullaby, bah bah bah
Sitting on the pavement, sucking on a long straw
It's colorful, it's colorful, but it washes you out

Here is my violence, and here is the excuse
I learned it all, but only second hand
Falling into walls, well what is it with you
You never know, never know, never know

We planned it all this way
We planned it all this way
Pressure on Julian

Swimming in yellow pissy water
Sand getting in between their ears
No blood in head in this bloddy weather
Irate people with yellow tounges

Only the magical transit children,
sing, sing the lullaby, bah bah bah.
Falling into walls, well what is it with you
You never know, never know, never know

We planned it all this way
We planned it all this way
Pressure on Julian

(There was pressure on Julian, pushing trolleys in the car park
from B to A, then back to B
Pressure on Julian, he keeps passing out,
Poor, precious little snout, the birds are singing at night
Pressure on Julian)

We planned it all this way
We planned it all this way
Pressure on Julian


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Pressure on Julian" as written by David Rowntree Steven Alexander James

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    General CommentA song about Julian Cope as far as I'm aware...
    Bratton February 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's about Julian Cope. Dave Balfe, their boss at Food records and the person "Country House" is based on, used to be the keyboardist for the Teardrop Explodes - Julian Cope was their lead singer. So it was a bit of a dig at Balfe, who I think Damon detests.
    EuchridEucrow83on April 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAlso Julian Cope's known for taking LSD regularly for a long time and it's had a harsh effect on his sanity.

    "It's colourful, it's colourful, but it washes you out."

    So perhaps there was pressure on Julian to take drugs so that he would write far out songs & act like a spaced-out rock star and all that began to take its toll.

    Or perhaps he took LSD to deal with the pressure there was on him to write more hits for the Teardrop Explodes.
    caliban10on October 03, 2011   Link

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