"Colin Zeal" as written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Steven Alexander James and David Rowntree....
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    General CommentIn the final choruses, you can hear shouting, which someone deciphered:
    "He's a modern retard, he's terminal lard
    He's an affable man, with a carotene tan
    Because Colin Zeal's ill
    Colin Zeal's ill
    Colin Zeal's ill"

    The song looks like a sketch of a smug bastard who acts like a know-it-all, a God's-gift-to-the-world, a Charmless Man, as it were. Lines like "he's an affable man with a plausible plan/keeps his eye on the news, keeps his future in hand" remind me of the people we all know who "keep their eye on the news" and run their mouth off on how they've got the solution to all the world's problems ("a plausible plan").
    bugoffon July 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis ones good too. gotta love modern life is rubbish
    big_bad_Soco_fanon April 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe best song about an asshole ive ever heard lol
    slevletteon January 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI thought this was about an obsessive compulsive. It is kind of a predecessor to charmless man! A guy who tries too hard to keep up to date on the news so he doesnt show himself up, yet in doing so, acts like a know-it-all.

    "he's on time yet again" and "so pleased with himself" suggests he gets simple happiness out of punctuality - as long as hes got this, it doesnt matter if his friends find him a bore.
    im_the_man37on April 07, 2008   Link

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