Searchers, The - Popcorn Double Feature Lyrics




Everybody's goin' through changes
Everybody's got a bag of his own
Everybody's talking 'bout places
Can only be found in the greater unknown

People are flyin' and babies and cryin'
Don't nobody care at all?
There's love and there's laughter
And good things come after
Juts follow the bouncing ball

Popcorn double feature
Whole world's a funny farm
Blind man is your teacher
No need to be alarmed

Music's coming out of the woodwork
Sounding so strange, and nobody sleeps
And a little man on the corner
Is holding a flag and making a speech

Coffee each morning, "don't park" is the warning
They'll tow your machine away
There's so much confusion
That's built on illusion
What's making the music play?

Popcorn double feature
Whole world's a funny farm
Blind man is your teacher
No need to be alarmed
Not much

Coffee each morning, "don't park" is the warning
They'll tow your machine away
There's so much confusion
That's built on illusion
What's making the music play?

Popcorn double feature
Whole world's a funny farm
Blind man is your teacher
No need to be alarmed
Not much
[Repeat to fade]





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Searchers, The Popcorn Double Feature Comments
  1. Andy Griffith

    The trouble was that nobody expected strings on a Searchers record. I think that's why it failed.

  2. Anthony Labella

    I commented a few Xs here.I will again.Bravo!!

  3. Tony Craddock

    Tragic that this never made the UK Top 10 . It was one of the best songs that they made and sadly they had gone out of fashion by 1967. I saw Mike Pender this evening in Oldham and I asked him about playing it live as I asked the other Searchers years ago but they all say that they had never performed it live.

  4. John Porter

    Who sang lead on this, is it a rare foray by McNally? Deeper voice than usual Searchers' stuff.

  5. rcpinsa

    check out rcpinsa channel

  6. Truth for Tots

    Mblah maaaan is your teacher.

  7. Ewan Gillies

    The fall version is the definitive version

    Truth for Tots

    "... the autumn of rock music - serious people, not loonys."
    - M.E.S.

  8. Robert Russell

    The fall does a great version of this!

  9. Anthony Labella

    Some of you guys are deaf.....its BLIND man NOT black!!

  10. Buddy Woodward

    According to the sheet music, and co-writer Larry Weiss, the lyric is, "...that BLIND man is your teacher." The Searchers leave out the word "blind" and sing, "...THAT man is your teacher..." It's *not* "black man."

  11. Anthony Labella

    Song was so far ahead of its time many didnt understand it!!BRAVOO!

    Jeffrey Jennings

    it's from 1967. it's not by any means ahead of its time, but it's certainly in tune with it, which is good enough. why hyperbolize?

  12. vestiphobe

    It's maddening. After 1965's big hit Goodbye My Love they had five more strong singles up their sleeves, and these got hardly noticed. Popcorn, my favorite track next to I'll Be Missing You didn't chart at all. OK, there was a musical revolution going on in 1967, but sometimes I think that the new era provided too much ground breaking music, the opposition became overpowering. But Popcorn should have provided the Searchers with a grand comeback. Top 5, at least.

  13. Jari Havia

    Great track. This was recorded by The Firm (?) or another group in the 80's. I remember that version also.

    Starkicker

    The Fall in 1990.

  14. terry dean

    Love it , Thanks for the vid.

  15. bzfgt

    It clearly sounds like "blind man is your teacher," not "black man." "Blind man" makes more sense too.

  16. St Pauli

    i've got the 45 and I don't like this cover very much.just dosen't have the raw sound of the original.

  17. bossrat

    Do you have a copy? Because I can't find a link anywhere. The original was by Tim Wilde and he says: "Come let me be your teacher" and "Let me be your teacher." Lyrics are given at 'tsrocks' but unless we can see the original lyrics by Larry Weiss and Scott English, we shall differ.

  18. KafeSociety

    @bossrat Sorry, with all respect you are incorrect. Take a look at the sheet music.

  19. bossrat

    @KafeSociety It is not "that man" in the Searchers' version. It is "black man."

  20. bossrat

    @Stube437 It is 'black' man. Yes, those were the days. 'The Fall' changed it, not wishing to be associated with any taint of 'racism,' of course.

    Damn the re-writers of history.

    Stephen Parkin

    They also changed the Coffee cup in There's a Ghost in my House to tea cup, not wishing to be associated, etc

  21. bossrat

    @IDLERACER You heard it right.

  22. snailhairdune

    Discovered this song around 1983 when I bought the original single in an Australian charity shop for....10 cents!!! Gotta love that! The best track by The Searchers IMHO.

  23. Andrew Swift

    The best Searchers record, but the only UK chart it made was the Radio London Fab 40.

  24. MrLaburnum

    A sanitised, but nonetheless excellent version of a significant, but neglected song.

  25. KafeSociety

    I thought that too when I first heard it -- & it made perfect sense to me -- but it's actually "THAT man is your teacher."

  26. IDLERACER

    By any chance, is this tune supposed to be a comment on the film "To Sir With Love" which was out at the time? Perhaps I'm mis-hearing the chorus but it sounds like:

    Popcorn Double Feature
    The Whole World's A Funny Farm
    Black Man Is Your Teacher
    No Need To Be Alarmed

  27. Charles Travis

    thanks,a great searchers song with lots of memories for me.