"The Irony Of It All" as written by and Michael Geoffrey Skinner....
Hello, Hello. My names Terry and I'm a law abider
There's nothing I like more than getting fired up on beer
And when the weekends here I to exercise my right to get paralytic and fight
Good bloke fairly
But I get well leery when geezers look at me funny
Bounce 'em round like bunnies
I'm likely to cause mischief
Good clean grief you must believe and I ain't no thief.
Law abiding and all, all legal.
And who cares about my liver when it feels good
What you need is some real manhood.
Rasher Rasher Barney and Kasha putting peoples backs up.
Public disorder, I'll give you public disorder.
I down eight pints and run all over the place
Spit in the face of an officer
See if that bothers you cause I never broke a law in my life
Someday I'm gonna settle down with a wife
Come on lads lets have another fight

Eh hello. My names Tim and I'm a criminal,
In the eyes of society I need to be in jail
For the choice of herbs I inhale.
This ain't no wholesale operation
Just a few eighths and some Playstations my's vocation
I pose a threat to the nation
And down the station the police hold no patients
Let's talk space and time
I like to get deep sometimes and think about Einstein
And Carl Young And old Kung Fu movies I like to see
Pass the hydrator please
Yeah I'm floating on thin air.
Going to Amsterdam in the New Year - top gear there
'Cause I taker pride in my hobby
Home made bongs using my engineering degree
Dear Leaders, please legalize weed for these reasons.

Like I was saying to him.
I told him: "Top with me and you won't leave."
So I smacked him in the head and downed another Carling
Bada Bada Bing for the lad's night.
Mad fight, his face's a sad sight.
Vodka and Snake Bite.
Going on like a right geez, he's a twat,
Shouldn't have looked at me like that.
Anyway I'm an upstanding citizen
If a war came along I'd be on the front line with em.
Can't stand crime either them hooligans on heroin.
Drugs and criminals those thugs on the penny colored will be the downfall of society
I've got all the anger pent up inside of me.

You know I don't see why I should be the criminal
How can something with no recorded fatalities be illegal
And how many deaths are there per year from alcohol
I just completed Gran Tourismo on the hardest setting
We pose no threat on my settee
Ooh the pizza's here will someone let him in please
"We didn't order chicken, Not a problem we'll pick it out
I doubt they meant to mess us about
After all we're all adults not louts."
As I was saying, we're friendly peaceful people
We're not the ones out there causing trouble.
We just sit in this hazy bubble with our quarters
Discussing how beautiful Gail Porter is.
MTV, BBC Two, Channel Four is on until six in the morning.
Then at six in the morning the sun dawns and it's my bedtime.

Causing trouble, your stinking rabble
Boys saying I'm the lad who's spoiling it
You're on drugs it really bugs me when people try and tell me I'm a thug
Just for getting drunk
I like getting drunk
'Cause I'm an upstanding citizen
If a war came along I'd be on the front line with 'em.

Now Terry you're repeating yourself
But that's okay drunk people can't help that.
A chemical reaction inside your brain causes you to forget what you're saying.

What. I know exactly what I'm saying
I'm perfectly sane
You stinking student lameo
Go get a job and stop robbing us of our taxes.

Err, well actually according to research
Government funding for further education pales in insignificance
When compared to how much they spend on repairing
Leery drunk people at the weekend
In casualty wards all over the land.

Why you cheeky little swine come here
I'm gonna batter you. Come here.

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"The Irony of It All" as written by Michael Geoffrey Skinner

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  • +1
    General CommentMike said in an interview that both of the characters in the song are him at different times in his life. He's been both a lairy drunk and a pothead.
    cbennetton June 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA work of genuis, with the drunk just ranting ill-informed stereotypes and the stoner calmly reciting the facts. Terry's association of stoners all being lazy students leads to an especially clever response. Possibly Mike's greatest work, and a very storng pro-legalistation piece.
    JackofHeartson October 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMike is a stoner. He makes stoner music. We love stoner music.
    PhishieDon January 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, its just so original yet fuckin funny!
    tommyhaychon April 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is quality, i absolutely love it.

    the way he takes the piss outta the drunken guy.
    lekingon May 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe contrast between Terry and Tim is amazing. The music fits the lyrics/personalities perfectly.
    The video is amazing as well.

    "Well, actually, according to research, government funding for further education pales in insignificance when compared to how much they spend on repairing lairy drunk people at the weekend in casualty wards all over the land"
    foffofon June 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentraises a fair few points i think....

    I think it's really cool that Mike chose to tackle this kinda issue.
    muchthanmoreon June 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI find it intresting the facts he uses in the song...
    "No. I don't see why i should be the criminal.
    How could something with no recorded fatalities be illegal?
    And how many deaths are there per year from alcohol?"

    It's true... Not ONE recored dead from Weed. May have led to more dangerous drugs, but never died of weed. Whereas thousands die from alcohol every month. It makes you think why weed is illegal and anyone over 21 can freely drink as much as they want.
    EvolGREon October 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNow Terry. Your repeating yourself,
    but thats ok, drunk people can't help that.
    A chemical reaction happening inside your brain
    causes you to forget what your saying

    \m/ Rock On \m/
    moses101on November 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsurvey time: which character do you like better? i for one am a bigger Tim fan.
    pumkinhedon December 01, 2004   Link

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