Daylights dawns, you wake up and yawn, Mr. Clean
A piece of toast from the one you love most, and you leave
You get your bus in the eight o'clock rush
And catch your train in the morning rain
Mr. Clean, Mr. Clean

If you see me in the street, look away
'Cause I don't ever want to catch you looking at me, Mr. Clean
'Cause I hate you and your wife
And if I get the chance I'll fuck up your life
Mr. Clean, Mr. Clean
Is that seen?

Surround yourself with dreams
Of pretty young girls, and anyone you want, but
Please don't forget me or any of my kind
'Cause I'll make you think again
When I stick your face in the grind

Getting pissed at the annual office do
Smart blue suit and you went to Cambridge too
You miss page three, but the Times is right for you
And mum and dad are very proud of you
Mr. Clean, Mr. Clean
Mr. Clean, Mr. Clean

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Mr. Clean Lyrics as written by Paul John Weller

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    General CommentObviously about a boy who's competely abondoned his roots by getting miself a middle-class job in teh cit yand adopting that sort of life.

    Clearly written when class tension was more obvious, but Weller's distaste and anger for such people seems to stand the test of time, because from my background growwiong up in the '90s, it was still clear to me that some of my peers/family were (and still are) envious of the 'successful' types. Those with nice houses, two cars on the drive, you name it.

    Much of this song, especially the first verse and the ending prime example of Weller using imagery to illustrate his point, just like Tubestation. Paints a picture in your head. I can easily imagine the character waking up to toast from his missus, catching the train on a grey, damp day and getting plastered at his christmas do.
    SmithersJones87on May 14, 2008   Link

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