Monday, July 26, 2004

This Is Serious Mum

There are few bands that write wickedly good lyrics and I do love wicked things sometimes. Let me introduce you to TISM by way of an example very pertinent to an upcoming movie release:

"Thunderbirds Are Coming Out"

I was my parents' puppet till my teenage years
When I rebelled and swapped them for my peers
I used to sit for hours all alone
Without an opinion to call my own
I had to keep this compulsion to myself
This need to be like everybody else
But now I'm out of the closet and I feel free
Cos I just saw Thunderbirds on TV
 
Yes I've been outed and I'm so happy
I've found a role model just for me
I think I could be like those puppet guys
Cos there's less to them than meets the eye
 
5, 4, 3, 2, 1!
Sing if you're proud to be plastic now...
5, 4, 3, 2, 1!
Thunderbirds are coming out
 
Now I don't have to worry about a thing
As long as someone else is pulling my strings
My pop star can tell me what to know
I can get my political views from my youth radio
I can join the queues outside restaurant chains
Now I can do the Mexican Wave
Just tell me what's in and I'll make sure I fit
Just herd me into that mosh pit 
 
I wouldn't say that they're accomplished in the musical sense but the musical backing seems to be an afterthought to the overtly political and often scathing-of-popular-culture lyrics. They're different, they're smart, there's rumour that they're all lawyers under those balaclavas and they would be the perfect thing to bring home to mum - don't you think?

M

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