Formed a band, we formed a band, look at us, we formed a band x 4
Honey pie, I don't know when it started, stop buying your albums from the supermarket.
They only sell records that have charted, and Art Brut, we've only just started.

And yes, this is my singing voice, it's not irony, it's not Rock & Roll,
We're just talking, to the Kids.

Formed a band, we formed a band, look at us, we formed a band x 4
We're gonna be the band that writes the song that makes Israel and Palestine get along.
We're gonna write a song as universal as happy Birthday, that makes sure everybody knows that

Everything is going to be OK, we're going to take that song
And we're going to play it 8 weeks in a row on Top of the Pops.
Formed a band, we formed a band, look at us, we formed a band x 4
Die your hair black, never look back, my past is my business.

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  • +2
    General Commentdid these guys form a band or something?
    MunkyManon May 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about some guy that wishes that he could fly but lacks the wings
    Geeballs14on November 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdie your hair black
    never look back
    my past is my business

    He's smarter than he sounds.
    amymonsterron January 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song... lyrically its a genius...

    "i'm gonna write a song
    that's the universe's 'happy birthday'
    that's gonna make sure that everybody knows
    that everything's gonna be ok
    i am gonna take that song
    and we are gonna play it
    eight weeks in a row
    on top of the pops "

    scorpiusdiamondon March 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIndeed they did. I saw them live in Camden last night, they are the best.
    SamJGon May 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOn listening to the intro I thought;
    "my God I wished you hadn't formed a band!"
    But once I'd listened to it properly I loved it! The lyrics are hilarious!
    CandyCaton July 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentart brut are incredible as a band and this song is genius. The vocalist style is really original and it makes you focus on what he's singin.

    MUNKY MAN - OF COURSE THEY FORMED A BAND?!?!?! (hint - the name of the band is art brut!!)
    musiciswowon August 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti honestly don't even know where to start, musiciswow, i really don't....
    MunkyManon October 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOOK AT US! WE FORMED A BAND!
    Sirius1on January 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"We’re gonna be the band that writes the song, that makes Israel and Palestine get along."

    What an excellent satire for such a humourous song.
    auguruson February 27, 2006   Link

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