Belle & Sebastian - Marx And Engels Lyrics




There's misery in all I hear and see
From the people on TV
After their tea when life begins again
They'll be happier than me
There are a thousand meals being made on Saturday
From the view I saw today
I took a bet inside the launderette
With a girl from Wallasey

She spoke in dialect I could not understand
But one thing she made clear
There was no coming on to her
There was no way

[Instrumental]

There's misery in all I hear and see
From the people on TV
After their tea when life begins again
They'll be happier than me
There are a thousand meals being made on Saturday
From the view I saw today
I took a bet inside the launderette
With a girl from Wallasey

She spoke in dialect I could not understand
But one thing she made clear
There was no coming on to her
There was no way
That she could respect
If it couldn't see
That the girl just wants to be
Left alone with Marx and Engels for a while
She's writing in the style
Of any riot girl

"The bourgeoisie, historically, has played a revolutionary part to all feudal, idyllic relationships.
It has resolved personal worth and in place of freedom is exploitation for profit alone.
There is a spectre of the past in my bold assertion.
We could learn much from the past."





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Belle & Sebastian Marx And Engels Comments
  1. bsaez1962

    I'm so tired .Yong people can't understand

  2. Sergej Lovrekovic

    let's have a communist tea party and make it just a tea party of listening to belle and seb and learning how to love and care for each others more

  3. Diablo Sagatana

    There's misery in all I hear and see
    From the people on TV
    After their tea when life begins again
    They'll be happier than me

    There are a thousand meals being made on Saturday
    From the view I saw today
    I took a bet inside the launderette
    With a girl from Wallasey

    She spoke in dialect I could not understand
    But one thing that she made clear
    There was no coming on to her
    There was no way

    There's misery in all I hear and see
    From people on TV
    After their tea when life begins again
    They'll be happier than me

    There are a thousand meals being made on Saturday
    From the view I saw today
    I took a bet inside the launderette
    With a girl from Wallasey

    She spoke in dialect I could not understand
    But one thing that she made clear
    There was no coming on to her
    There was no intellect
    That she could respect
    If it couldn't see
    That the girl just wants to be
    Left alone with Marx and Engels for a while
    She's writing in the style
    Of any riot girl

    Background female vocals:
    "The bourgeois, historically, has played a revolutionary part to end all feudal idyllic relationships. It has destroyed personal worth and, in place of freedom, is exploitation for profit alone. There is a spectre of the past in my bold assertion; we could learn much from the past."

  4. jacob smallwood

    Love the piano at the end.

  5. Larz Gustafsson

    Nice tune.

  6. CosmicHobo2

    Melody sounds a lot like Nobody's Empire. Lovely song though.

    steve bic

    it certainly does

    Rico Jalabhay

    It's the other way round; Nobody's Empire's piano line sounds a lot like this (it came first). Both great songs whatever.

  7. Abraham Villar

    “El medio forma parte de la verdad, tanto como el resultado. Es preciso que la búsqueda de la verdad sea a su vez verdadera; la búsqueda verdadera es la verdad desplegada, cuyos miembros dispersos se reúnen en el resultado.”


    - Karl Marx