"Five Get Over Excited" as written by Ian Peter Cullimore and Paul Heaton....
Fun, fun, fun
(Jeremy)
Me, me, me
(Fifi)
Take, take, take
(Jeremy)
Fun, fun, fun

James Dean posters on their wall
(Five killed in the car-crash)
What a sad little end to it all
(Five killed in the car-crash)
Last seen having lots of fun
(Five dumped in a river)
Barefoot and on the run
(Five dumped in a river)

I am mad from Scandinavia
I want a guy in the London area
He must be crazy and Sagittarius
'Cause I'm Leo and I'm hilarious

Fun, fun, fun
(Jeremy)
Me, me, me
(Fifi)
Take, take, take
(Jeremy)
Fun, fun, fun

Last seen drinking Daddy's own beer
(Five poisoned over dinner)
Singing Abba's, 'Mamma Mia'
(Five poisoned over dinner)
Drop dead watching Thunder birds fly
(Five get over excited)
Poster on their wall says, 'Why?'
(Five get over excited)

I am guy from Camden Town
My hair is curly but I gel it down
My clothes are black but my bread is brown
I'm really into early Motown

Fun, fun, fun
(Jeremy)
Me, me, me
(Fifi)
Take, take, take
(Jeremy)
Fun, fun, fun

Feigning concern, a conservative pastime
Makes you feel doubtful right from the start
The expression she pulls is exactly like last time
You've got to conclude she just hasn't a heart



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"Five Get Over Excited" as written by Paul Heaton Ian Peter Cullimore

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    General CommentI defy anyone to listen to this song and not smile...
    ShineYouDiamondon September 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentVery true. But what's it about? I've wondered for years.
    pudseypumperon September 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of those songs with upbeat music and sinister lyrics. The exact nature of those lyrics eludes me, but I think the general gist is:

    "Five killed in a car crash": Fifi is a Scandinavian girl who caused a car crash for a family of five and dumped their bodies in a river;
    "Five poisoned over dinner": Jeremy is a London guy who poisoned the five members of his family;
    "I am Mad from Scandinavia/I want a guy in the London area": Jeremy and Fifi meet through lonely hearts ads;
    "You've got to conclude she just hasn't a heart": there's a media circus once they're accused, and the viewing public doesn't know how to react.

    Beyond this outline, other references and contexts may have to be filled in. I know the title "Five Get Over Excited" to be a parody of the titles of Enid Blyton's whizzo jolly good 'Famous Five' novels about four kids and a dog who solve mysteries. I feel a connection may be made to Jeremy Bamber, a man accused of shooting and burying his five family members in the months before this song was released. But the name Fifi doesn't ring any bells for me, and neither verse sounds like the Bamber case anyhow.
    porridgebirdon October 09, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI was wondering what it means, I would go with the "Famous Five" suggestion, it's also very sarcastic of then currently cool people -"My clothes are black but my bread is brown, I'm really into early Motown".

    The only thing I am certain of is that "feigning concern a Conservative pastime, Makes you feel doubtful right from the start, the expression she pulls is exactly like last time, got to conclude that she hasn't a heart" is about Thatcher. She led the Conservative party, and she did always look kind of uncomfortable trying to be sympathetic.
    matthewsheffieldon January 28, 2012   Link

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