Beautiful South, The - Just a Few Things That I Ain't Lyrics




When you called me a useless druggie
At least you got half of it right
When you called me a hopeless alcoholic
I'm only hopeless after nine at night
And when I said you came staggering home blind drunk
If I didn't you'd get terrible fright
And if this is the land of hope and glory
Where's the land of hope but not quite

I've been scruff bag, dirt bag, always someones binbag
But never been bono or sting
However I dressed never really impressed
So they never got to hear a damn thing
I've been bad man sad man certified mad
But never 007 or saint
Trendsetter go getter international jet setter
Are just a few things that I ain't

The time you told class I was a half wit
Was my very first 50 %
Previous best in any other test
Was either stolen copied or lent
And when you branded me and every single one of my mates
A waste of time and effort to teach
Why d'you give us sums if our only hope was bums
On someone else's deckchair and beach

I've been smart arse, mardy arse, on and off a lard arse
But never been a legend to god
New thing dumb thing even last year's thing
Headbang? - not even a nod!
I've been left-wing, secure-wing, lost stripes, gained winged
We've never caused a lady to faint
Wideboy, ladyboy, read it in the paper boy
A few things they said that I ain't

When popularity soared, hometown and abroad
I spent most of it trying to breathe in
Always ill at ease, too willing to please
An inferior life's bargain bin
When you come from a background of bargain bins
You're bound to fear it ends where it begins
So when nation adored we felt more of a fraud
And too phoney to celebrate wins

I've been scruffbag, dirtbag, always someones binbag
But never been Bono or Sting
However I dressed never really impressed
So they never got to hear a damn thing
I've been badman, sadman, certified mad
But never 007 or Saint
Trend-setter, go-getter, international jet-setter
Are just a few things that I ain't





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Beautiful South, The Just a Few Things That I Ain't Comments
  1. Gaz

    Lyrical genius !!

  2. Geoff Cross

    is it really left ??????? Na ! Just do your job well and then your enjoy it alone as well.

  3. Mark Smith

    Lady boy gold diggy just a few things that i anit

  4. Mark Smith

    That call me a yestless droggy a withless acalick so if this is the land of hope and gory were the land but not not cuort

  5. Matt Feetham

    That's the bollocks of some rhyming

  6. zedata57

    One of their best songs.

  7. stuart morrison

    Great song 🎵🎤

  8. michelle88960

    Such a great lyrical song. Everything my teachers said to me.

  9. Obstsalatissimo

    nice, Intro from "the In-crowd" I believe

    Jake O Scrimshaw

    Obstsalatissimo cool jerk

  10. Kingi Carpenter

    LOVE this band <3 !!

  11. desmond crean

    BEAUTIFUL SOUTH,,THANK YOU..DES CREAN BELFAST IRELAND

  12. AudiophileTubes

    Such a GREAT pop/rock band!

  13. Max Smith

    The Housemartins actually sung this, Paul Heatons first band with Dave Hemingway :)

  14. Chuckylowlegs Gaming

    Their best by far!

  15. Max

    You're all welcome, thanks for viewing.

  16. rollingstone80

    I thinkh that it was a richard o´brien song, my mistake

  17. Debbie Jackson

    Thanking you gladly for posting this,been after it for a long time.