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The Fall are an English post-punk band, formed in Prestwich, Greater Manchester, in 1976. With an ever-changing line up, the group essentially consists of its founder and only constant member, Mark E. Smith, who has said "If it's me and your granny on bongos, then it's [the] Fall". First associated with the late 1970s punk movement, the band's music has evolved through numerous stylistic changes, often concurrently with changes in the group's membership. The Fall's music is characterised by repetition, an abrasive guitar-driven sound, and is always underpinned by Smith's often cryptic lyrics, described by critic Steve Huey as "abstract poetry filled with complicated wordplay, bone-dry wit, cutting social observations, and general misanthropy." more »


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And all humans

Cavalry or cavalry
And not a drop of water
Or paper
Or paper
J.W. said "walking bass, walking bass"
Don't forget
Don't forget
You expected Aristotle Onassis
But instead you got
Mister James Fennings from Prestwich, in Cumbria, down!

Do you?
The flat is evil
Full of cavalry and Calvary

His first appearance was on Moscow Road
The poster came first
At first I thought it was just a poster
I was talking to Jane Seymour
Eyes wide open
The neck was slightly dislocated
But then I walked up the street
There was
A repellent plastic
Said poster with a picture
"Do you work?"
I was on one leg
At the top of the street
There was a poster
A plastic front
From Moscow Road it came
From Deansgate it came
From Narnack Records it came
I was on one leg
I had to be in by nine-thirty
I said walking bass
Paper times two
Paper times two
Paper everywhere and not a drop of water to be seen
I said
I was by the ocean
I saw a poster
I am licking my feet
I am licking my feet
Everywhere I look
I see a blind man
I see a blind man
Everywhere I look
I see a
I, I can't get my eyes checked
My blues eyes can't get checked
I'm only on one leg

I said to poster, "when's curfew over?
I said, "blind man, have mercy on me"
I said, "blind man, have mercy on me"
Blind man have mercy on me

Oh Great One, I am a mere receptacle
The egg tester for your sandalwood and other assorted woods
In dark green
Blind man
Have mercy on me!
I got a metal leg, truth!
Flat is the evil of Calvary and cavalry

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Written by: Spencer Birtwistle, Mark Edward Smith

Lyrics © AUSTINTATIOUS TUNES, BMG Rights Management

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