"Mr. Writer" as written by Kelly Jones, Marshall Ross Bird, Stuart Cable and Richard Mark Jones....
You line them up
Look at your shoes
You hang names on your wall
Then you shoot them all

You fly around in planes
That bring you down
To meet me who loves you, like
Me crashing to the ground

Are you so lonely?
You don't even know me
But you'd like to stone me

Mr. Writer, why don't you tell it like it is?
Why don't you tell it like it really is?
Before you go on home

I used to treat you right
Give you my time
But when I'd turn my back on you
Then you do what you do

You've just enough, in my own view
Education to perform
I'd like to shoot you all
And then you go home
With you on your own
What do you really know?

Mr, Writer, why don't you tell it like it is?
Why don't you tell it like it really is?
Before you go on home

And then you go home
With you on your own
What do you even know?

Mr. Writer, why don't you tell it like it is?
Why don't you tell it like it really is?
Before you go on home

Mr. Writer, why don't you tell it like it is?
Why don't you tell it like it always is?
Before you go on home

Mr. Writer, why don't you tell it like it really is?
Why don't you tell it like it always is?
Before you go on home


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"Mr Writer" as written by Marshall Ross Bird Kelly Jones

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  • +3
    General CommentThis is a very creative way to criticize rock critics.
    LiveUrLifeon April 29, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti dont think its rock critics as much as the english press in general...
    "dont even know me but u like to stone me..."- it seems its a journalits job to make up stories to sell papers
    rieveon August 13, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt must be so frustrating how journalists write crap about you that actually hurts. But it's their job, and they go on home without another thought about how it could upset a person.

    Stupid world.
    tigerareyouthereon May 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like the really drugged up slurry sound to this song. The video is also cool, portraying the critics/media as Clowns (like Doyler said)

    It's pretty obvious what the song means, however I don't exactly understand *downwars pointing arrow*

    "You line them up
    Look at your shoes"
    Quarkboyon December 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRight...i hate to say it, but you're all wrong lol.

    It is actually about businessmen or reprters or workers in general who go away for work. It is actually a song about how they cheat on their wives with prostitutes or whatever, then they go home and pretend their perfect little life really is "perfect".

    It's in an interview with Stereophonics, look it up =]
    TGDarwellon August 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song is about a journalist who was with Stereophonics on tour. He had fun, spend time and had launch with Stereophonics. After the tour, he left for work, he wrote a humiliating article about the band. A few days later Kelly Jones (lead singer) composed this song about him.

    If you can read the lyrics again, it will be more clear.

    You fly around in planes
    That bring you down
    To meet me who loves you, like
    Me crashing to the ground

    Are you so lonely?
    You don't even know me
    But you'd like to stone me

    Mr. Writer, why don't you tell it like it is?
    Why don't you tell it like it really is?
    Before you go on home
    zinzinon December 11, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment Nothing to say about the meaning, just thought I'd comment on how much this song rocks. It rocs my clock.
    Victory Marchon May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery dark song, really...
    Sirius1on July 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts about the critiscm the phonics were getting when they started.
    They tried to stop the phonics achieving sucsess cause they were so miserable in their own lives.
    Kelly used to appease them and give them his time, but now hes just like "Fuck off"

    Its such a bitter and angry song. Brilliant
    In the video, the critic is a clown :)
    Doyleron September 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the beginning! Ah tis so lush
    ~anner~on January 11, 2006   Link

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