"Mr. Alphabet Says" as written by Steven Severin and Robert James Smith....
Here comes the book
The book of rules
If you play this game
You won't stay the same
You could win your golden teeth
Be a spinning top
Use a riding crop

Mr. Alphabet says
"Smile like a weasel as I cover you
Cover you in treacle"

We all know impatience is a sin
So do as you're told to do
It's so rewarding to
And you could win the Tin Man's heart
Be a chiming clock
Lie on the chopping block

Mr. Alphabet says
"Give me all your money just to cover you
Cover you in honey"

Don't be afraid
There's no marmalade
Don't be afraid
I wouldn't even dream of it!

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"Mr. Alphabet Says" as written by Steven Severin Robert James Smith

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    General CommentI always thought this is a Cure song but it is from the brief collaboration between Steve Severin (of Siouxsie & the Banshees) and Robert Smith (The Cure). I think there were in a drug induced stupor of some kind when they wrote this album in 1983-84. I'll bet this is based on a children's story of some kind.
    lokithecaton March 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI wonder if they remember what this song is about? But I have a strange feeling you both may be right.
    yesko86on August 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about drug dealers and just the whole drug thing in general really. "If you play this game, you won't stay the same." Basically how you're willing to do anything for drugs once you're hooked on them.
    AngelWingzon September 20, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThe first time I heard it, I was pretty sure it was mocking dogma; religion; the bible... and all the dumb rules of it. Could be, and most likely am, wrong though lol.
    MeurtreSceneon February 28, 2009   Link

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