"Gin-soaked Boy" as written by and Neil Hannon....
I'm the darkness in the light
I'm the leftness in the right
I'm the rightness in the wrong
I'm the shortness in the long
I'm the goodness in the bad
I'm the saneness in the mad
I'm the sadness in the joy
I'm the gin in the gin soaked boy
The gin soaked boy
I'm the ghost in the machine
I'm the genius in the gene
I'm the beauty in the beast
I'm the sunset in the east
I'm the ruby in the dust
I'm the trust in the mistrust
I'm the Trojan horse in Troy
I'm the gin in the gin soaked boy
The gin soaked boy
I'm the tiger empty cage
I'm the mystery's final page
I'm the stranger's lonely glance
I'm the hero's only chance
I'm the undiscovered land
I'm the single grain of sand
I'm the Christmas morning toy
I'm the gin in the gin soaked boy
The gin soaked boy
I'm the world you'll never see
I'm the slave you'll never free
I'm the truth you'll never know
I'm the place you'll never go
I'm the sound you'll never hear
I'm the course you'll never steer
I'm the will you'll not destroy
I'm the gin in the gin soaked boy
Yeah, the gin soaked boy
I'm the half truth in the lie
I'm the why not in the why
I'm the last roll of the di
I'm the old school in the tie
I'm the spirit in the sky
I'm the catcher in the rye
I'm the twinkle in her eye
I'm Jeff Goldblum in "The Fly"
Well, who am I?

Lyrics submitted by JON

"Gin Soaked Boy" as written by Neil Hannon

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  • +2
    General Commentthis song is amazing!.. it puts me in such a great mood
    Maerajon December 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAgreed. The part where the bass kicks in truly makes you feel that every penny (paisa, in my case) spent on that expensive speaker set was worth it.
    chuckofalltradeson September 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLove this song.
    The lyrics are both very silly in places and very clever in others.
    I love the penultimate line "I'm Jeff Goldblum in The Fly".. wonderful stuff.
    Penetrationon July 09, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song says basically that he doesnt know what to expect in his life because there is always a positive or negative in every scenario and therefore he can't say who he is or what he stands for.
    NERDY1on May 05, 2013   Link
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    General CommentFrom an interview with Neil Hannon about if he divulged the meaning of the song:
    "I think I did. You know what, the first person who got it was my mum, which I thought was brilliant as she clearly knows the workings of my mind! The answer is ‘spirit’. Gin, spirit, you know…and you can go through all the other ones, pretty much. That’s certainly what I was thinking. Usually people go, “Uh?”"

    guivezaon July 07, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI've just been fortunate enough to stumble upon Neil Hannon and his genius (hey, I'm American), and this is a fave. Pure poetry. How many verses do you suppose he concocted before settling on a finished product? Whaddya say to . . .

    I’m the mirror’s image, cracked
    I’m the fiction sold as fact
    I’m the sinner’s saving grace
    I’m the spider spinning lace
    I’m the ninth life in the cat
    I’m the vampire in the bat

    I’m the blade’s unkindest cut
    I’m the purebred in the mutt
    I’m the tea leaves in the brew
    I’m the horse parts in the glue
    I’m the newborn babe’s first breath
    I’m the chess match played with death

    I’m the used-car salesman’s ploy
    I’m the gin in the gin-soaked boy ;)
    NoraCharleson September 09, 2015   Link

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