"Mis-shapes" as written by Nick Banks, Jarvis Branson Cocker, Candida Doyle, Stephen Patrick Mackey, Russell Senior and Mark Andrew Webber....
Misshapes, mistakes, misfits
Raised on a diet of broken biscuits, oh
We don't look the same as you
And we don't do the things you do
But we live around here too, oh really

Misshapes, mistakes, misfits
We'd like to go to town but we can't risk it, oh
'Cause they just want to keep us out
You could end up with a smack in the mouth
Just for standing out, now, really

Brothers, sisters, can't you see?
The future's owned by you and me
There won't be fighting in the street
They think they've got us beat, but revenge is going to be so sweet, oh-oh-oh

We're making a move, we're making it now
We're coming out of the side-lines
Just put your hands up, it's a raid yeah
We want your homes, we want your lives
We want the things you won't allow us
We won't use guns, we won't use bombs
We'll use the one thing we've got more of, that's our minds

Check your lucky numbers
That much money could drag you under, oh
What's the point in being rich
If you can't think what to do with it?
'Cause you're so bleeding thick
Oh, we weren't supposed to be
We learnt too much at school now we can't help but see
That the future that you've got mapped out is nothing much to shout about, oh-oh-oh

We're making a move, we're making it now
We're coming out of the side-lines
Just put your hands up, it's a raid yeah
We want your homes, we want your lives
We want the things you won't allow us
We won't use guns, we won't use bombs
We'll use the one thing we've got more of, that's our minds

And brothers, sisters, can't you see?
The future's owned by you and me
There won't be fighting in the street
They think they've got us beat, but revenge is going to be so sweet.
We're making a move, we're making it now
We're coming out of the sidelines
Just put your hands up, it's a raid, yeah
We want your homes, we want your lives
We want the things you won't allow us
We won't use guns, we won't use bombs
We'll use the one thing we've got more of, that's our minds, yeah
And that's our minds. Yeah


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"Mis-Shapes" as written by Jarvis Branson Cocker Candida Doyle

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  • +1
    General CommentThe Intellectual Revolution. My dream.
    Though, if it came, I'd be so disappointed. Ever seen that episode of the Simpsons with Stephen Hawkins?
    TerminalDescenton February 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely not about a class struggle. The differences sung about are cultural or to be more precise intellectual. If this were a class related song, it would be analogous of minority menshevism versus populist or popular bolshevism which stem from the same class strata. It's simply an affirmation of the working class geek's desire to revolt against the usual principles of isolationism and alienation and reclaim what he feel sis rightfully his. Freedom of expression and to pursue happiness. To think this is class related is a fucking reach.
    champiodion December 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNo, its about Townies. If you want to understand this song you need to go to Sheffield City Centre on a friday or saturday night. West Street or down the high street/Fargate.

    Its not about class, or specifically about geeks etc, its about the Lads who go out in shiny shoes and shirts on Saturday night and the girls who wear little dresses and make-up who are their female equivalent. Its these people in gangs who scare everyone else into either not going out, or getting cabs down to the Leadmill late on. They may well have well paid jobs, but they aspire to nothing more than a wealth of consumer durables.

    And look down on anyone who threatens them by being different.

    matthewsheffieldon August 18, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI think that the person in the video that puts a sticker onto Jarvis' back, is what Jarvis would be like if he was richer, and it's the same with all the "mistakes" they have their alternate characters that they would have been had they been richer
    VivaLaRevelutionon May 23, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis is an excelent song, fits in with what its like to live in towns when u dress 'alternatively' in yr 11 there were 2 gangs the 'grebs' and the 'roodies' the 'roodies' being the ppl who were like pretty hard, but were compleatly senceless, wondered around creating trouble with mindless vandalisum and beating ppl up. the 'grebs' on the other had had quite a few intalectuals in, we didnt go round beating ppl up, cus most of us would get our heads kicked in if we tryed. but in 10 years time we are all going to be in decent jobs and they are going to be on the doll, in prison or a dustbinman (no offence to dustbinmen)
    Darth_woodyon June 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentClearly this song is about the "war" between the working class and the white collar and upper classes. The upper classes look down on the lower and view them as "mistakes" utterly worthless to society. When, in fact, many of those raised in the lower classes have educated themselves rather than be dragged down. Eventually, they'll take the place of the upper class people who never felt a need to really push themselves and be creative because they thought they'd always have money.
    BunnyHatteShoppeon June 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI swear that during the chorus the James Bond theme is played in the background. Have a listen.
    Geeballs14on June 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYay calss struggles!!!
    pumkinhedon August 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentallow me to reiterate, yay CLASS struggles
    pumkinhedon August 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the part of the video in the toilets, and on the wall, there is a list of "Pulp" "Wet wet wet" crossed out by the fans of the other band.

    Hee hee!

    Jarvis really does despise Wet Wet Wet, doesn't he?

    This was our anthem when it came out. We were 17 and we were big time geeks.

    For the first time in forever, we were actually cool!
    amy darlingon March 12, 2006   Link

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