"Mr. Carbohydrate" as written by and Bradfield/jones/moore....
They call me Mr. Carbohydrate
It's the only thing I can digest
Then I focus a general disinterest
Must catch up with all this stuff

They call me a boring fuckhead
Say I might as well work in a bank
I tell them I wish I was
They tell me that I'm sick in the head
They say that I'm sick in the head

They call me Mr. Carbohydrate
They call me Mr. Inadequate
They call me Mr. Paranoia
They call me Mr. Hypochondria

Have you heard of Matthew Maynard
He's my favorate cricketer
I would rather watch him play than pick up my guitar
Than pick up my guitar

People tell me I should get out more
But the TV is my best friend
Cynicism is the only thing that keeps me sane
Only thing that keeps me sane

They call me Mr. Carbohydrate
They call me Mr. Inadequate
They call me Mr. Paranoia
They call me Mr. Hypochondria

Sometimes I just give in to it
And think about the day
When I can retire
Forget everything
I'll forgive everything

Forget everything
Forever, but not today
When I cannot, cannot see
No more yesterdays
No more yesterdays


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    General Commentautobiographical song of Nicky Wire. it's pure class. bizarre looking at this then looking at 4st 7lbs (ritchies autobiographical song) as they have complete different ways of looking at themselves.
    forever delayedon April 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYep- just pure Nicky: crisps and hoovers, domesticated life over being a rock star, the big-mouthed hypochondriac. You gotta love him :)
    manic4manicson October 25, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis one is just pure Nicky Wire (should it have been sung by him? I reckon that might have worked.) It's a consideration of his uncertainties as to his place in the band, not fitting the 'rock star' image and caring much more about sport and TV than wanting to pick up his guitar. Although I do detect a degree of humour in his self-deprecation, the song is carried along by his agonizing cynicism ('the only thing that keeps me sane') as he breaks into eruptions of bile at those criticising him, which James' roar perfectly suits.
    manic4manicson September 07, 2014   Link

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