We're only making plans for Nigel
We only want what's best for him
We're only making plans for Nigel
Nigel just needs that helping hand

And if young Nigel says he's happy
He must be happy
He must be happy
He must be happy in his work

We're only making plans for Nigel
He has his future in a British steel
We're only making plans for Nigel
Nigel's whole future is as good as sealed, yeah

And if young Nigel says he's happy
He must be happy
He must be happy
He must be happy in his work

Nigel is not outspoken
But he likes to speak
And loves to be spoken to (in his world)
Nigel is happy in his work (in his world)
Nigel is happy in his work (in his world)

We're only making plans for Nigel
We only want what's best for him
We're only making plans for Nigel
Nigel just needs this helping hand

And if young Nigel says he's happy
He must be happy
He must be happy
He must be happy in his work

We're only making plans for Nigel
We only want what's best for him
We're only making plans for Nigel
Nigel just needs this helping hand

We're only making plans for Nigel
He has his future in a British steel
Steel, steel, steel, steel, steel, yeah yeah

We're only making plans for Nigel
Nigel, Nigel, Nigel, Nigel
Nigel, Nigel, Nigel, Nigel
Nigel, Nigel, Nigel, Nigel
Nigel, Nigel, Nigel, Nigel


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"Making Plans for Nigel" as written by Colin Ivor Moulding

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    General Commentthis song is just perfect ! it's just impossible not to have the drum intro in my head...
    clearly about parents expecting their son to be a good boy : "Nigel's whole future is as good as sealed"... such an horrible line in such a healing song !
    if you don't know it, go and listen to another fantastic XTC song, "No Thugs In Our House" (on "English Settlement", one of their masterpieces): in a way, it's the sequel for that song, in the continuing story of that british teen symbolized by Nigel... and if you want to know what his dreams look like, just go back to "Across The Universe" by the Boys Of Hamburg !
    The Dog That Ate...on August 15, 2006   Link

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