"Receptacle For The Respectable" as written by Huw Bunford, Cian Ciaran, Dafydd Ieuan, Guto Pryce and Gruff Rhys....
It took a long time for me to get over
Your incredible ways
And now I'm minded to wipe out the memory
Of the way you behave

Yes, as a receptacle
For the respectable

I took some time out to study your actions
Of how painted towns red
And if my worst fears came to fruition
I'm sure you'd leave us all dead

I was so gullible
And now I'm cynical

Ba ba ba ba ba
We're all susceptible
To the incredible

Tell me, tell me, tell me again
'Cause it's very inane
Are you pleased to see me suffer ever?

Tell me, tell me, explain again
'Cause it's very inane
Are you pleased to see me suffer ever?

Tell me, tell me, tell me again
'Cause it's very inane
Are you pleased to see me suffer ever?

Tell me, tell me, explain again
'Cause it's very inane
Are you pleased to see me suffer ever?

Welcome as a storm cloud in the late December gloom
Subtle as a nail bomb in the head
You came to me in peace and left me in pieces

Woo, woo, woo, woo
Receptacle for the respectable
Receptacle for the respectable


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"Receptacle for the Respectable" as written by Dafydd Ieuan Cian Ciaran

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    General CommentReceptacle. For the respectable. WHOA!!!!
    quincy_88on September 10, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"It started as a song in two parts, and then we added a third and then a fourth, and at one point a fifth as well - there was a hip hop bit at the end.

    "It's a song about a girl around town, and being in awe/hurt by a powerful woman about town. And it's a celebration of absurd musical juxtapositions. I think the final section makes the song valid, because up 'til then it's an exercise in classicist rock music.

    "It features a great vocal by Daf in the third part. It was a monster track to mix. And it's our chance to indulge in pantomime death metal at the end.

    "It seemed the obvious song to give to Pete Fowler and his boundless imagination. The film is as unpredictable as the song. He's pushed his work into another dimension, and embraced art deco, which is the last thing you'd think he'd embrace. Pete Fowler now refers to his art as Monsterism. He didn't want to be a minor player in a big classification so he invented his own movement, and he's the biggest player in his field.

    "The album to this point is a great driving album. I've recently passed my test and it's given me a new outlook on music. At that point it might be where drowsiness might kick in, so it's for the lorry driver who's got comfortable with the Bacharach-style balladry."
    ModestMon July 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy take was that it is about being sold out by someone you really trusted. Receptable for the Respectable, meaning the trash can for the powerful
    malachiconstanton May 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentPaul McCartney plays the celery on this one.
    brainseatloseron May 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentReceptacle. For the respectable. WHOA!!!!
    quincy_88on September 10, 2006   Link

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