"Babble" as written by Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Roger O'donnell, Porl Thompson, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst and Boris Williams....
Oh nothing ever changes, nothing ever moves
And I swim around in circles in the same old lifeless room
And talk about the mirror man, the whispers in my ear again
The hot and sticky pillow man is smothering my face again

Oh nothing ever changes, nothing ever moves
And I run around hysterical in dead persistent gloom
And babble out in simile like dog, head, monkey, music me
Shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up and let me breathe
Shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up and let me breathe

Shut up
Shut up
Shut up


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"Babble" as written by Laurence Andrew Tolhurst Boris Williams

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    General Commentapparently Robert has said this song is about drugs. but the part where he started screaming "Shut up!!" i absolutely LOVE.
    Wowrobertsmithon January 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, especially for the bit where he sings
    "And babble out in simile\Like dog-head-monkey-music me\Shut up!"
    Hilarious and funky.
    andypb123on February 19, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song, I'm fairly certain, is about the hallucinations he experiences while on LSD.
    VerbalVeNomon February 15, 2014   Link

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