Oh, is this the way they say the future's meant to feel?
Or just twenty thousand people standing in a field?
And I don't quite understand just what this feeling is
But that's okay 'cause we're all sorted out for E's and wizz
And tell me when the spaceship lands 'cause all this has just got to mean something-ing

Oh, in the middle of the night
It feels alright, but then tomorrow morning
Oh, oh, then you come down, oh

Oh yeah, the pirate radio told us what was going down
Got the tickets from some fucked up bloke in Camden Town
Oh, and no-one seems to know exactly where it is
But that's okay 'cause we're all sorted out for E's and wizz
At four o'clock the normal world seems very, very, very far away
All right

In the middle of the night
It feels alright, but then tomorrow morning
Oh, oh, then you come down, oh

Just keep on moving

Everybody asks your name, they say we're all the same and now it's
"Nice one," "geezer"
But that's as far as the conversation went
I lost my friends, I dance alone
It's six o'clock, I want to go home
But it's "no way," "not today"
Makes you wonder what it meant
And this hollow feeling grows and grows and grows and grows
And you want to call your mother
And say "mother, I can never come home again
'Cause I seem to have left an important part of my brain somewhere
Somewhere in a field in Hampshire, all right"

In the middle of the night
It feels alright, but then tomorrow morning
Oh, oh, then you come down
Oh, oh, then you come down
Oh, what if you never come down?

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Sorted for E's & Wizz Lyrics as written by Jarvis Branson Cocker Candida Doyle

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  • +5
    General Commentlike virtually everything Pulp has recorded thus far, this choon is taking the piss, this time taking the piss out of the rave scene in England. illegal raves were commonly held in fields or deep in the woods. the particulars were usually found out by word of mouth. seems Jarvis Cocker (Pulp's lead vox and lyricist) was doubtful about the 'Peace, Love, Unity, Respect' credo the ravers would tout, since the last verse decribes subtle hostility and alienation. "E" is ecstasy, "Wizz" is speed: the common raver's cocktail. it will get you high as a kite, but, as Mr. Cocker asks "what if you never come down?" Ecstasy was just becoming mainstream in England and syphoning into the States. sheer ignorance for the substance caused a rash of overdoses at raves in the early 90's. i think this song was Pulp's attempt to de-glamourize the British rave scene and expose it as some wild excuse to OD on speed and Adam. maybe so, but i love this song and i can still rave out.
    roger wilcoon May 13, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis is an excellent reflection on everything thats wrong with the E culture. the repeated line ' that's okay cos we're all sorted out for E's and wizz' is emphasising the fact that the drug totally demotivates you from doing anything, or caring about anything. everythings alright, as long as youve got more pills left.
    the last verse portrays just how awful the comedown is. at its peak, you just feel so guilty and false, hence the "Mother, I can never come home again" line.
    overall i dont think its an anti-E song though, its a satirical overview of the whole thing. coz you can be a drug user and still see the many hypocrisies and problems of it. and i think really thats what jarvis is doing here
    jaiandrews7on January 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat is a really fab explanation...
    Especially since some people believe the song to be promoting the use of drugs.
    Rumpleteaseron April 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe went to see the Stone Roses at Spike Island. There was this feller walking around shouting "Everyone Sorted for Es and whizz?"

    But I think rog up there is bang on really.
    amy darlingon November 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPulp are so cool.

    This song is zabout drugs.
    Wallamanageon August 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the trancey electronic intro to this song.

    It's a lyrically straightforward, great track.
    iskallaon April 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJarvis nails the vacuous truth of the e'd-up 'love' of the rave scene, that was hyped as a revolution.
    The start of the last verse
    Everybody asks your name
    They say we're all the same
    and it's "nice one, geezer"
    But that's as far as the conversation went
    is bang on observation that anyone who's ever been clubbing will recognise.
    The observation alone would be enough to pinpoint the superficial nature of it all, but Jarvis bangs it closed with the refusals from the same people as he tries to hitch a lift home the next morning.
    A revolution that in the end turned out not to mean anything.
    SuitBoyon September 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with suitboy.

    I still see the same sad bastards out clubbing on the same drugs as they were years ago. I try not to make eye contact but they always come up to me and say something very similar to "Nice one, geezer".

    A highly accurate track about the E culture.
    DarkenRahlon September 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, the lyrics are pretty much self-explanatory, and after hundreds of listens I still marvel at the excellence of Jarvis' lyrics. It's a monsterfully accurate description...
    The best moment may come with that "in the middle of the night...." part, it's just sublime...
    Santiagofon February 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgreed, the chorus in this song is such a delight.
    abstemious1on June 22, 2010   Link

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