Trapped in a box by a cockney nutjob
'Ave a cup of tea, 'ave a cup of tea
I'm the hitcher
Let me put you in the picture
Creeping in your room in the dead of night
With me solo polo vision
(that's right)

I'm a cockney geezer
Watch me bleed ya
I knew the ripper, when he was just a nipper
I taught him how to slice
I cut him up a treat

Pound your banana (two pound your pear)
Pound your banana (two pound your pear)
Pound your banana (two pound your pear)
14 shillings for your melons (oh yeah)

(We're the Piper twins
We're Jim and Jackie Piper
Cutting through the night like a windscreen
Wiping you away, like raindrops
Don't mess with the boys)

Shut your noise
Coming in strong like a freakshow nightmare
Dancing skeletons - white, blue and yella uns
Moving through the shadows with the speed of a cat
And if you cross us weíll cut ya
And you ain't gonna like that...

I'm bad juju
I use voodoo if I choose to
I harness the forces of evil to abuse you
With power, a polo, an evil magnet
Sucking up your soul
And you ain't gonna like that.

Lyrics submitted by EL BASTARDDO, edited by ElectroBooshGirlInDisguise17

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    I think its: i'm a cockney geezer, watch me blled ya. I knew the ripper when he was just a nipper.

    And in the end bit its with power, a polo and an evil magnet.

    im_the_new_canceron April 10, 2006   Link
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    Surely "fourteen shillings for yer melon"!

    Token-Briton April 26, 2006   Link
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    yeah, those lyrics are just so wrong. but that songs amazing so its okay.

    im_the_new_canceron April 28, 2006   Link
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    the hitcher is brilliant....

    i hope he didn't do the ripper...

    princess fielidignon May 17, 2006   Link
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    it's "A power, a POLO" isn't it? And soes snyone remember the lyrics to the Piper Teins bit form the TV version?

    SnowLizzardon June 23, 2006   Link
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    Yes. "im a cockney geezer, watch me bleed ya, i knew the ripper when he was just a nipper" Who the frig typed out these lyrics. All wrong.

    And its not called trapped in a box. its called "Im the hitcher" Nerr.

    standardretardxon July 14, 2006   Link
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    The other version is 99% accurate, but its got the wrong title.

    It also has the piper twins verse... "We're the piper twins, Jim and Jackie Piper cutting through the night like a windscreen wiping you away like rain drops dont mess with the boys" Shut your noise

    Smokey88on August 18, 2006   Link
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    Heh, I always thought this was "Badger Banana! (too bad ya deead!)" I suppose that makes more sense..

    kiwifruiton January 05, 2007   Link
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    lol, this is awesome! o bad the lyrics are wrong, but the song is awesome. love it :D

    BooshIsLooseon January 27, 2007   Link
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    Pound your banana (two pound your pear) Pound your banana (two pound your pear) Pound your banana (two pound your pear) Cor me shivers with your melons...oh yeah

    ...its 40 shillings for your melons...oh yeah!

    im not just nitpicking.. but its a funny line... get it right :P


    rachy_fuzzyshamon May 17, 2007   Link

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