Drip Drip Drip


About Drip Drip Drip

"Drip Drip Drip" (sometimes stylised as "Drip, Drip, Drip") is a song by British alternative band Chumbawamba, from their eighth studio album, Tubthumper. In the spirit of their oft-politicized lyrics, the song discusses slumlords and the injustice faced by tenants; the song can also be viewed as a metaphor for politicians' control and dishonesty. It was the third and final single from the album.


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Eat, sleep and crap
For to prey on your needs
Down a dark street
In backwater leeds
I seen yer comin'
Come in, lads!
You seen the ad? 
Too bad, bad, bad

What you get
Is what you see
It's a trickledown theory
And it's coming to me
Life's a whip-round
And I've got the whip
It's a sinking ship
Drip, drip, drip

Drip, drip, drip goes the water

Take me in
Throw me out
Put me up
Let me down

Dark, satanic
Sing us a song
And I'll send you the bill
My nicotine grip
My smokin' gun
It's how I get my fun
Better run, run, run

Your olfactory nerves
All up the spout
You can't smell a rat
When your nose is out
By any other name
Kiss an old flame
Shame, shame, shame

Drip, drip, drip goes the water

Take me in
Throw me out
Put me up
Let me down

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Chumbawamba were a British alternative music band that had, over a career spanning three decades, played anarcho-punk, pop-influenced music, world music, and folk music. The band's anarchist politics exhibit an irreverent attitude toward authority, and the band has been forthright in its stances on issues including animal rights, pacifism (early in their career) and later regarding class struggle, feminism, gay liberation, pop culture and anti-fascism. more »

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10 facts about this song

Song Background
"Drip, Drip, Drip" is a song by British band Chumbawamba. It was released as part of their eighth studio album, "Tubthumper," in 1997.
Main Themes
Although sounding cheerful, the song is a political commentary. It talks about the British public's indifference and nonchalance towards the consequences of their actions, both globally and domestically.
Album Success
The album that contained "Drip, Drip, Drip," titled "Tubthumper," was a major commercial success. It became Chumbawamba's most successful album, reaching No.3 in the UK Albums Chart, and No.6 in the US Billboard 200 chart.
Song Genres
The song covers multiple genres, combining pop, rock, and electronic dance music with elements of folk, reflecting the band's diverse musical influences.
Band Profile
Chumbawamba is known for their political and social commentary, often infused with satire and humor, as evident in "Drip, Drip, Drip".
Popular Single
Though "Tubthumping", from the same album, was the most successful and recognizable song, "Drip, Drip, Drip" also gained much attention with its unflinching social commentary.
While many of Chumbawamba's songs are explicitly political, "Drip, Drip, Drip" stands apart with its use of metaphorical language and less obvious lyrics, allowing for varying interpretations.
Song Length
The song is approximately four and a half minutes long, a typical length for a pop song, however the lyrics certainly make it stand out as unique.
As with many of the songs performed by Chumbawamba, different band members contributed to the writing, making their songs true team efforts.
Song Relevance
Even though it was launched in 1997, the song with its overarching theme of political indifference, remains relevant today.

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