"So What" as written by Robert James Smith, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst and Michael Stephen Dempsey....
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I'm not meant to be here
But so what?
And nobody's
Nobody's taken your place
Nobody's taken your place

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And if you knew
Nothing could replace you
If you were sane
Your heart wouldn't ache
But so what?
So what?
So what?

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31st December 1979

British sugar bureau
When I told you what I
And I

And I wouldn't ask you to pretend
That we were one
And still another time
Forget all the lies forgive me the wounds
And all the world was used to love
And yes we'd still be happy in another time
But so what?
So what?

So please send me icing and decorating sets
I enclose a cheque and postal order number

So what?
So what?

Lyrics submitted by oofus, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"So What" as written by Berent Philip Moe Anthony Smith

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  • +2
    General Commentthe "lyrics":

    tumultinateakettleon January 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about these flyers that robert smith used to always receive in the mail, and they were forever annoying him.
    strangedayon May 04, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThank God for lyrics! Before finally reading the lyrics for this one online, I truly thought that Robert was saying "chicken postal order" instead of "cheque and postal order number..." (laughs) Yeah, a true nonsense song if there ever was one, but c'mon, you have to like it.
    theexplodinggirlon January 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think alcohol influenced this song..
    rabbit_on March 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI also thought he was singing something about chicken first :)
    Love this song!
    curedollon March 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIs it really about nothing? Or is it about the frustrating and alienating contrast of ultra ordinary everyday bullshit next to your deepest existential issues? The song reminds me a lot of my own frustrations and amazement about these things, so that's why I would think so.

    Either way, this is another great song on one of the best albums I've ever heard! Really, really special.
    Phlogistoniston October 21, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWait... Is he implying he has taken advantage of a decorated cake in the past, sexually?

    Forget all the lies, forgive me the wounds... Who knows?
    Phlogistoniston October 22, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe libertines resemble the cure on this track. i think it's just the way robert sings it, very rough. but it's a cool song. i love it how he says 'so what?' its like oh do fuck off.
    forever delayedon July 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts definetly a weird song. I had no idea what he was singing about until i read these lyrics. Who wouldve guessed someone writing a song whose lyrics come from the back of a bag of sugar would go on to write "Pictures of You".
    Its weird that part of the song comes from a sack of sugar, while out of nowhere there seem to be personal bits too. weird.
    ZombieCultHeroon February 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with strange day it makes sense that he is talking/bitching about pamphlets...and he's saying so what because he doesn't think it's important. But other parts of the song don't fit in with it but the point is strange day is probably the closet lol
    ashiton December 28, 2005   Link

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