Buzzcocks - Boredom Lyrics




Yeah - well - I say what I mean
I say what comes to my mind
I never get around to things
I live a straight - straight line

You know me - I'm acting dumb
you know the scene - very humdrum
boredom - boredom

I'm living in this movie
but it doesn't move me
I'm the man that's waiting for the phone to ring
Hear it ring-a-ding-a-fucking-ding

You know me...

You see there's nothing behind me
I'm already a has-been
my future ain't what it was
well I think I know the words that I mean

You know me...

B'dum - b'dum

I've taken this extravagant journey
so it seems to me
I just came from nowhere
and I'm going straight back there

You know me...

So I'm living in this movie
but it doesn't move me
so tell me who are you trying to arouse?
get your hands out of my trousers

You know me...





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Buzzcocks Boredom Comments
  1. Bryan Daniel

    Great drumming on this.

  2. Luke Chandra

    Question.. did Pete always play rhythm guitar and Steve always lead guitar? or did they mix it up?

  3. yu!peeter

    That's what you call "raunchy" drumming ;-).

    (or IS it a drummachine on steroids?).

  4. stacyblue1980

    Pete♥

  5. Porter Mortarswan

    Thatcher was a great president.

    yu!peeter

    She made Britain great again ;-)

    Porter Mortarswan

    @yu!peeter Sometimes I crack myself up.

  6. Mind Blast

    Top Stuff nice

  7. Mark Hillary

    Best guitar solo ever at 1:25

  8. cascarudo dorado

    👏👏👏👏👏

  9. peter morningsnow

    I love punk rock - I keep them in a box, like Marx and Angles.

  10. DrustIV

    The 2 note guitar solo is fantastic, why can't Eric Clapton do that?

    patrick masterson

    It technically beyond him

    Davey Trouble1

    Hate to go all prog rock on you, but I think he hits a 3rd note at the end.

  11. Great song to rip up a half pipe to.

  12. Stevie Gibson

    Ha! Memories. Heard this on John Peels radio show many years ago.

  13. huepix

    I saw these guys in wellington must have been around 2010.
    Just a small pub gig.
    Wasn't advertised beyond a chalkboard outside the door.
    I was just there for a beer and they were rehearsing.
    Took me a while to realise it was the real thing lol.
    I thought it was a tribute band

  14. rudemechs

    Yeah - well - I say what I mean
    I say what comes to my mind
    Because I never get around to things
    I live a straight - straight line


    You know me - I'm acting dumb
    You know the scene - very humdrum
    Boredom - boredom


    I'm living in this movie
    But it doesn't move me
    I'm the man that's waiting for the phone to ring
    Hear it ring-a-ding-a-fucking-ding


    You know me - I'm acting dumb
    You know the scene - very humdrum
    Boredom - boredom


    You see there's nothing behind me
    I'm already a has-been
    Because my future ain't what it was
    Well I think I know the words that I mean


    You know me - I'm acting dumb
    You know the scene - very humdrum
    Boredom - boredom


    B'dum - b'dum


    I've taken this extravagant journey
    So it seems to me
    I just came from nowhere
    And I'm going straight back there


    You know me - I'm acting dumb
    You know the scene - very humdrum
    Boredom - boredom


    So I'm living in this movie
    But it doesn't move me
    So tell me who are you trying to arouse?
    Get your hands out of my trousers


    You know me - I'm acting dumb
    You know the scene - very humdrum
    Boredom - boredom

  15. Robert Creighton

    Listening to this well boredom boredom

  16. 6Daddyslittlegirl

    Some one gave me this song on a tape when I was 16 (1986)..
    I wore it the F out and only knew who the artist was..today!
    Long live rock n roll bitches.

  17. MrKinglizzie

    Describes 2019

  18. PrincePurple

    That lead guitar break at 1:24 is awful. They should have ripped it up and started again.

  19. World's Forgotten Boy

    So tell me who are you trying to arrouse!

  20. amira netoi

    "Fast Cars" version 2, LOVE IT!

  21. TheMetalAndPunkA,B,C's

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheMetalABCs/

  22. adam adam

    oh shit

  23. saule aseviciute

    It's 2 am and I think I'll break my bed soon. I'm dancing, this song is soo good

  24. Jesus Arteaga

    Well I say what I mean
    I say what comes to mind
    I never get round to things
    I'm living a straight, straight line

    You know me--I'm acting dumb
    You know the scene--very humdrum
    Boredom--boredom--boredom

    Now I'm living in a movie
    Which doesn't move me
    I'm the one waiting for the phone to ring
    Ring-a-ring-a-fucking-ding

    You know me--I'm acting dumb
    You know the scene--very humdrum
    Boredom--boredom--boredom

    Now there's nothing behind me
    And I'm already a has-been
    My future ain't what it was
    I think I know the words that I mean

    You know me--I'm acting dumb
    You know the scene--very humdrum
    Boredom--boredom--be 'dumb, be 'dumb

    I've taken this extravagant journey
    So it seems to me
    To arrive from nowhere
    And to go straight back there

  25. Rylee Wyatt

    1:24 Ba-Dum, Ba-Dum!

  26. fiery1962

    Was that devoto on lead vocals?

  27. Leslie Schmidt

    i can only laugh when i hear this song...!

  28. Jay Mohindra

    Where are today's Pete Shelley's ?????,the future is gonna bleak sheep sheep sheep! R.I.P another soul who made the world slightly better.

    Inactive.

    Listen to the mint chicks, proper punk made nowdays

  29. misterjohn john

    i still hate thatcher

    Luke Chandra

    I still hate Pitt the younger

  30. Lance Lovecraft

    RIP Pete Shelley

  31. Kersfield House RTM Co Ltd

    Top man, rip PS.

  32. Tark Z

    Punk music at its best !
    RIP Pete.

  33. StevieAF

    RIP Peter

  34. Kung Rurig

    Thank you Pete 😢

  35. cotzraiz1974

    RIP Pete... :(

  36. InnerCityGirl1

    Blows my head off every time. God bless you Pete.

  37. Teddy K

    Sydney mod band Division 4 covered this well...RIP Pete Shelley

  38. lorcablum

    Rest in punk peace Pete.... Genius!

  39. MrDLOC11

    R.I.P. PETE

  40. marrrtin

    The spirit of punk in so many ways. bdm bdm. RIP Pete

  41. Bob Taylor

    RIP Pete.

  42. Russell Barrett

    RIP PETE 💙

  43. Glyn Ackerman

    Rest in peace Pete Shelley, gone but never forgotten x

  44. Simon Emmerson

    RIP Pete , legend and the reason I joined a band

  45. Jeb Kush

    RIP Pete Shelley

  46. Robert Caffrey

    I just heard the very sad news that Pete Shelley has died at age 63. Buzzcocks were my raison detre and an awful lot of fun when I was a pre teen, a teen an adult and beyond. Buzzcocks were the most melodic punk band ever, a long career full of great songs with smart intelligent great lyrics. When punk was all about nihilism and having no future they completely done the opposite and wrote songs about love and the importance of love without any preachy pretentiousness. Thanks for all the music and alleviating the Boredom it's in my heart to always love you more.

    Monsieur La Guillotine

    I had no idea he passed. This fucking bites.

    Warrogue1

    @Yvonx Missing love gone bad?

  47. Chris Brown

    R.I.P PETE 😪

  48. Andi Rooney

    RIP Pete

  49. Stephen Jackson

    RIP... Pete... mcr punk x

  50. Gareth Murphy

    RIP PETE BOLTON SHELLY xx

  51. J Phant

    Rest in Pete, Peace<3

  52. suicidebag666

    RIP Pete <3

  53. Matheus

    R.I.P Pete 😥

  54. Zander Sumner

    RIP Pete Shelley

    Leslie Schmidt

    you'll never be a has been. rest in peace, Mr. Shelley...

  55. indie4711

    RIP Shelley :-(

  56. The Last Guitar Hero

    RIP Pete Shelley

  57. Marquee Smith

    RIP Pete, you made this world a better place

    Warrogue1

    We shall not see his like again.

    Stephen Jackson

    Punk Pioneer

    Warrogue1

    @Too many munsters Not sure what you are referring to. I was quoting Hamlet, Act I, Scene 2, where Hamlet mourns his dead father. I was referring to Pete's incredible, unique talent The exact line is "He was a man, take him for all in all,
    I shall not look upon his like again." There is your English lesson for today.

    Warrogue1

    @Too many munsters What does his sexual orientation have to do with my comment??? But since you keep bringing it up, FYI, he said he was bi-sexual, in his life was married to two women, had a son, and was married to a woman at the time of his death.

    Stephen Pitkin

    This song is a masterpiece, so succinctly defining what makes punk unique as a genre, attitude, worldview.

  58. Bobby Watson

    R.I.P Pete, thanks for the tunes mate. :-(

    kij100

    Sad day

  59. Sarah Sutherland

    RIP Pete :'(

  60. steve Pulvernis

    RIP Pete

  61. pablozewoppa

    The most boring thing I can think of to say about Boredom is it's my favourite song about boredom. Berdum, berdum ...

  62. Kris Scanlon

    Take that Green Day and the jam and whoever else I feel like talking about most original Punk I've ever heard

  63. LIES FAKE AND FALSE PEOPLE

    I'm living in this movie but it doesn't move me.
    I'm all ready a has been.
    1977.. 41 years back today.
    Boredom

  64. Nigel 61

    Anything but boring.

  65. Anuel AA

    the vocalist sounds pretty close to john lydon

  66. Stephen Pitkin

    This album is a black dwarf of gravitational pull.

  67. ProgrammingFlaw 3489

    Kurt Cobain said the Buzzcocks were his favorite band so I check em out and now I am a fan too,cool huh LOL

  68. SalfordianBlue

    This video has more views than Spiral Scratch had copies pressed.

    ... should still have a shitload more, mind.

  69. Trev Hughes

    The first self released, truly independent punk single in the UK...

  70. Carl Stewart

    classic 77

  71. Larz Gustafsson

    This was an EP though, not an album.

  72. ProgrammingFlaw 3489

    Ba-dum Ba-dum

  73. tyrizzlemanizzle

    Ya well I say what I mean

  74. T Scott

    "boredom...badum badum"-Tony Wilson

  75. ODOHERTYENTERPRISESLLC

    loved the Buzzcocks...thanks to Linus McLaughlin and one of the Bradley's

  76. anteaston

    Made a BOREDOM badge and got chucked out of my biology class for wearing it.

  77. John McKenna

    That's the most boring guitar solo ever. ;)

    Jordan Armour

    ...it doesn't move me ;) ...

    Robert Caffrey

    That's the whole point of the solo it reflects the dawning of the new era of Punk Rock and out goes the dinosaur era of the guitar virtuoso boring 10 minute solo, the monotonous two note repetitive guitar solo in the song Boredom is pure genius. Bear in mind this is also the first independently released punk rock record ever a hugely influential masterpiece.

    ThreeShitsToTheWind

    The most genius you mean.

  78. Nine Inch Nails

    Listenin to this during a lecture,probably not a good idea lol

  79. dukeoffuzz67

    You learn to play the guitar. 3 chords max... When your playing classical gas and grow your hair quit.

  80. rippy rip

    Just went through all my old vinyl and no needle on the only fucking player i have left l so im here thanks for the upload !!!Off to see if there`s any good ATV and Wire i can rip audio off

  81. peter craven

    i got sent out of a music lesson at school in 1977 for singing this out loud while we were rehearsing a song from 'joseph and the amazing technicolor dream coat'.

    InnerCityGirl1

    Haha great story! good on you mate!

    Yvonx Missing

    Well done - only sensible response I can imagine in that situation ha ha

    katastrophenschutzwa

    peter craven 10/10

    devlin7575

    that my friend made my day reading that … fantastic

    Simon Peach

    Yes.
    My own mum threw me out of recorder class for the same

  82. jkrycz

    ¥ou have to be so inconceivably clever to put together a song this stupid this well.

  83. olivier gros

    Howard always be the best

  84. deme9873

    "Boredom" is exciting.

  85. Alan likes Tomatoes

    2:28 though

  86. Northern Lights

    Hellz yeah!!!

  87. sugarkaneandchloe

    SS is not an album,it's a single

    sugarkaneandchloe

    @Warrogue1 No no no...you're wrong. An EP IS a single...why you insist you are right and the governing body so to speak,the singles chart is wrong I have no idea.

    Warrogue1

    @sugarkaneandchloe I say I am right because I am old enough to have a boxful of singles from the 1960s, when you went into a record store and paid about a dollar for a single that had the hit song as the A side and a lesser known song as the B side. You played them at 45 rpm speed on your record player. I first remember buying EPs in the late '70s. They are larger in diameter than a single, had more songs than a single,but fewer than an album, and are played at 33 rpm, same as an album. New bands lacking funds to produce an album produced EPs to test the market, often on independent labels, as Buzzcocks did. I have several EPs in my basement as well. This was long before CDs or streaming existed. Just because the singles chart (not sure which chart you are referring to. Billboard?) lumps EPs together with singles does not make them the same thing. They probably lump them together for convenience sake, rather than list them separately since there aren't enough EPs to have their own chart.

    sugarkaneandchloe

    @Warrogue1 BILLBOARD? WTH are you on about? No I am English which could be why I know more about this than you. Also do you even HAVE Spiral Scratch? As it plays on 45 RPM. I have the original single and a few of the reissues from '81.All of which are 7", play at 45 RPM and...are singles.
    For a very brief time,I agree EP's did have their own charts. Which does not make them albums.
    A 12" EP ( as for example the GBH single) is 12",plays at 33 RPM, has eight songs on it...and it's still a single.
    Not going to argue with you any more. An EP is a single, always has been,always will be. Larger in diameter? No they aren't.They are usually 7". Same size as a single because...they are singles. If not,they are twelve inches and STILL...a single.
    I have a huge huge collection of vinyl and really don't know why you are labouring this. I do however get your point about young bands producing EP's due to lack of funds. That's a given and not up for discussion . However, Spiral Scratch is a single,always WAS a single and is a perfect example of DIY punk and my second proudest possession after my leather.

    Warrogue1

    @sugarkaneandchloe The term single meant one song per side. When the records you refer to started being sold here, they were referred to as EPs. But you can call them whatever you want.

    sugarkaneandchloe

    @Warrogue1 Not here it didn't. Never mind... just go your merry way and DW about the correct terminology.

  88. sigster500

    https://www.facebook.com/PunksnotDead1234/

  89. Jameson Jaksch

    "Boredom, ba dum ba dum."

  90. thisisnotausername

    Drumming''s pretty off.

    thisisnotausername

    Still good, though.

  91. The Laybacks

    The singer always reminds me of a mixture of George Harrison and Johnny Rotten.

  92. srujan00

    Learned about this group from watching a BBC documentary on punk rock while in an Edinburgh hotel room.

  93. tedmich

    best 3 note solo ever!

  94. WetBadger

    "My favorite song is entitled Boredom" - Orange Juice

  95. Judy S

    this is my prize possession its up there with my baby photos if i have a fire

  96. Crackling Vinyl

    Brilliant e.p. is spiral scratch, Breakdown also a top tune!

  97. Larz Gustafsson

    The ultimate punk classic.

  98. Sam Hepworth

    sounds like john lydon

  99. jurriaan Adema

    ..*!*..