"Bar Italia" as written by Nick Banks, Jarvis Branson Cocker, Candida Doyle, Stephen Patrick Mackey, Russell Senior and Mark Andrew Webber....
Now, if you can stand
I would like to take you by the hand, yeah
And go for a walk
Past people as they go to work

Let's get out of this place before they tell us that we've just died
Oh, move, move quick, you've gotta move
Come on it's through, come on it's time
Oh, look at you, you, looking so confused
Just what did you lose?

If you can make
An order
Could you get me one?
Two sugars would be great
'Cause I'm fading fast
And it's nearly dawn

If they knocked down this place, this place
It'd still look much better than you
Oh now, move, move quick, you've gotta move
Come on, it's through, come on, it's time
Oh, look at you, you, you're looking so confused
Oh, what did you lose?
Oh, it's ok it's just your mind

If we get through this alive
I'll meet you next week, same place, same time
Oh move, move quick you've gotta move
Come on, it's through, come on, it's time
Oh, look at you, you, you're looking so confused
Oh, what did you lose, oh?

That's what you get from clubbing it
You can't go home and go to bed
Because it hasn't worn off yet
And now it's morning
There's only one place we can go
It's around the corner in Soho
Where other broken people go
Let's go

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"Bar Italia" as written by Jarvis Branson Cocker Candida Doyle

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  • +2
    General Commenti think it's about the morning after a huge night out, and just getting back out into the world.
    pumkinhedon November 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentUmm... no offence, but who ever wrote the doctor who explanation is at least a bit nuts. Lol. Any idea how old this song is? And that the series of doctor who you're talking about came out last year?

    I realise that those questions sound sort of sarcastic, but it's weird how you heard that song - that calm, beautiful song - and automatically related it to a TV series involving tin cans on wheels with plungers stuck on the front.

    No offence, Dr Who fans. I liked the come-down after a night out theory. (Note: In this song, he takes two sugars. In Acrylic Afternoons, he takes one. Yes, I am a freak. Lol.)♥
    xsvsxon June 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song, it ends Different Class perfectly.

    A simple song about a hangover after a night of alchohol and drugs. Probably the most chilled out track on the album, which gives me an image of the narrator quietly helping his friend sober up.
    iskallaon April 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis somg is sooo chemical comedown. Sitting in a coffee shop, seeing reality as a cracked and fading front for oblivion, and of course sugar!!!
    xinnerxon August 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so extremely accurate in it's portrayal of the morning after a night out on mdma.
    Like the movie "Human Traffic" I can relate to this track 100%.

    Same goes for Sorted for E's & Wizz.
    DarkenRahlon September 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSo, so chilling.

    It makes me think of Doctor Who!! XD But my sister says it is about drugs ... ooooookay!

    "I'd like to take you by the hand ..." Rose + The Doctor hold hands very often...!
    "Go for a walk past people as they go to work" More like a run, but comparing Doc+Rose's life to the other ordinary people.
    "Before they tell us we've just died" Doomsday=Rose officially "Dies".
    "Move quick, you've gotta move" They run a lot don't they? And Doc's first word to Rose was "Run!"
    "Two sugars would be great" Hey, 10th Doc likes tea!!!
    "If we get through this alive, I'll meet you next week, same place same time!" Every week at 7pm on BBC 1, Doctor Who aired (and will soon air again for next series!). Until Doomsday, last ep, where Rose officially "Died" and then we have a long break from it!! XD
    "You can't go home and go to bed because it hasn't worn off yet" The adrenaline they have after an adventure, and they can't go to bed because it's not worn off yet!
    "Let's go" Not exactly a LYRIC mind you, but Doc+Rose are always running off to new places!!

    XD So what do you think?
    Lixaon January 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThat Doctor Who explanation is a classic. Brilliant.
    saveourcityon April 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentabsolutely loving the Doctor Who reference, completely wrong but as a Dr Who fan it's fun to see how lyrics can be suited to anything really.

    I think the song is about being on a night out and staying up till the morning and watching all the people going to work and feeling different from them and not wanting to be like them.

    There is a very haunting a beautiful feeling about the song which is why it's one of my favourite Pulp songs. Might visit Bar Italia before seeing them tonight at Brixton!! :)
    camantricon August 30, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe night of the Brexit vote (for me in the US) I was chatting with many friends in the U.K. on IRC after the leave vote had passed when this song came on from my iTunes Genius playlist. While the song is clearly about the morning after a night of drug fueled fun confronting the 'real' world it fit the mood perfectly.

    During the night of the 2016 presidential election, after trump had been announced the winner, iTunes again decided I needed to hear this song and again it fit the mood perfectly...

    "oh what did you lose? It's ok, it's just your mind"
    grenon July 04, 2017   Link
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    General Commentit's most likely about rolling on "E" in a London club and not being able to go to bed because it hasn't worn off yet.
    In the last verse, they probably go to a greasy diner and get some eggs.
    Chinupon December 28, 2004   Link

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