there was lying at the table
crying on the stairs
a raven on the gable singing
jesus doesn't care
a woman at the window
with her hands on her hips
staring out across the ocean
like the prow of a ship
no blinking or emotion
like the prow of a ship
just endeavour and devotion
like the prow of a ship

rest in your bed
mcgreggor's dead

the kids were in the kitchen
carving up the will
when the long line of limousines
snaked down the hill
the vicar waiting
and shaking hands
with the prodigal and pompous
who knew the man
father figures and motherfuckers
who knew the man
god's doorman at the party
as if god knew the man

rest in your bed
mcgreggor's dead

recall his lies
pick up the pen
record his reign
for the bitch that bore him
is in heat again

Lyrics submitted by Leif_Erikson

"McGreggor" as written by Craig Lee Potter Guy Edward John Garvey

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentThe video for this is really funny. Sort of like a cross between Time Bandits and the Labyrinth. With Guy Garvey in it dodging around tables and stuff
    louisagiffardon September 14, 2006   Link
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    Lyric Correction"God's torment at the party
    As if God knew the man"

    should read

    "God's doorman at the party
    As if God knew the man"

    God's doorman being a priest, and McGreggor apparently not being overly familiar with his God.
    sevenswansailon August 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMom thinks, Guy behind that desk with a bottle of wine looks like field-curate Katz from the story of the Soldier Svejk *rofl*

    Guy said, the song is about an old landlord who died and no one of his family really knew him...
    and technically it came, when Craig Potter played "Picky Bugger" in half speed by accident...
    tamedlamiaon November 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy god this is an undiscovered gem. Some of guy's best scene-creating, in my opinion. Absolutely wonderful.
    dractionon August 16, 2009   Link

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