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Old 31-07-2021, 16:33
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“I fucked God up the Ass”

Who is responsible for this abomination of a lyric? Nicky? Richey?
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Old 31-07-2021, 16:38
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I always figured it was a drunken challenge to see who could come up with the most offensive lyric possible. No idea who came up with it.
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Old 31-07-2021, 16:46
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Wasn't it a quote from American Psycho? Not got a copy to hand.
Fantastic guitar solo at the end. That makes the song.
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Old 31-07-2021, 19:40
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Ultimate Manics sixth-form type song really. Pretty awful overall. The melody for the "I feel so small in the supermarket queue" line is quite nice though.
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JDB: “I’m no good at lyrics.”

Nicky and Richey:
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Old 01-08-2021, 12:13
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This song was premiered when Nick wished AIDS and death in Michael Stipe so I think it's probably a safe bet to pin the blame there. Still doesn't scratch the depths of Muses later day lyrics:


Your blood is blue and your mind's turned green
And your belly is all yellow
You believe your throne is too high to be overthrown
We'll watch it get razed
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Old 01-08-2021, 13:40
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This song was premiered when Nick wished AIDS and death in Michael Stipe so I think it's probably a safe bet to pin the blame there. Still doesn't scratch the depths of Muses later day lyrics:


Your blood is blue and your mind's turned green
And your belly is all yellow
You believe your throne is too high to be overthrown
We'll watch it get razed
By a defector
How they've managed to get an entire career out of songs about nothing, I'll never know.
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Old 01-08-2021, 13:51
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I like the song, but that line does ruin it for me sadly, really wish it wasn't in there.
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Old 01-08-2021, 14:13
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How they've managed to get an entire career out of songs about nothing, I'll never know.
Sheee atTACks me like a Leeee-oooohhh...

Was the sound of my breaking off point with that band. Congratulations if you managed to listen on to Muse in the 2010's.
I know the Manics get slagged here. But they've never come anywhere close to a lyric like that.
Yes, I will take an album full of fucking God up the ass than a single track as described at the start of this post.
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Old 01-08-2021, 21:10
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My gut says Nicky here
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I'm interested to know what exactly do people think is wrong with that particular line? Personally I don't have a problem with it.
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Old 02-08-2021, 13:19
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I think it makes the song. I only revisiit this song for that line.
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Old 02-08-2021, 15:03
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I think it makes the song. I only revisiit this song for that line.
I find the song a bit of a slog but from this line onwards I think it improves considerably. I'd argue they could have removed a verse and extended the outro more as it's easily the best part for me.

In terms of an author I always assumed it was an early example of a Richey 'in character' song (which he moved more and more into by the time of THB/JFPL) but there is a fair chance that Nicky added some lines. Thinking about it it starts in the third person doesn't it ? ('he's a real cool guy') so perhaps it is more of a collaboration. Either that ,or its mirroring the way the book plays with identity reality and narration (from memory does it move to third person at the end ? Studied it for uni but that was a long time ago now!).

Part of me thinks it's a shame they wimped out of getting the choir to sing along to this line but a bigger part of me agrees with that decision!

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Old 02-08-2021, 16:27
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Someone posted on twitter recently they were interviewing the manics. I think we need to know about this line
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Old 02-08-2021, 21:21
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Patrick Bateman is shit

That's it.
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