"Bad Ambassador" as written by and Neil Hannon....
I want to chill, I want to sit real still
I want to sleep like the dead on a bed of roses
Me and my lovely wife
We're in the prime of life
I want to feel real, I want to free-wheel
I want to steal the show from under their noses
I want to get you off
Ain't that enough?
I'm gonna abseil down my ivory tower
And buy myself a Jaguar

I'm a bad ambassador for that elusive place you're searching for
I want to show you so much more
But maybe some other time

I want to play with the big boys
I want to ride with the tough guys on a Japanese motorbike
I want to hold your hand
Hey, what's your favorite band?
I want to look like they looked
I want to shake like they shook,
I want to take what they took
I want to get you high
Don't ask me why
It's just something I've got to do
I'll try to make it up to you

I'm a bad ambassador for that elusive place you're searching for
I want to show you so much more
But maybe some other time

I'm not the Pope and I don't want to be
The Archbishop of Canterbury

I'm a bad ambassador for that elusive place you're searching for
I want to show you so much more
Yeah I could show you so much more
But I'm a bad ambassador

Well, maybe some other time


Lyrics submitted by Nelly

"Bad Ambassador" as written by Neil Hannon

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis song is great. I saw Neil Hannon in concert and he has such a great voice. This song is about aspiration by a man who just doesn't have it.
    jfabaza2461on June 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe aspiring man is one way to interpret this song, but I heard that this is Hannon describing his sense of unworthiness as we, the fans, look to him as a songwriter to show us joy and excitement in life. Sometimes he just wants to enjoy his own life as much as possible.

    "I'll try to make it up to you".

    Brilliant lyrics, especially verse two.
    ShineYouDiamondon August 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think of it as a relationship where the guy and girl want totally different things: Neil is a bad ambassador for that "elusive place" yet the girl sitll wants it. Great song.
    YoMamaWasaRodeoon April 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Always makes me want to start signing my heart out
    TheBluestCroweon July 10, 2014   Link

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