Stereophonics - Mr. Writer Lyrics




You line them up
Look at your shoes
You hang names on your wall
Then you shoot them all

You fly around in planes
That bring you down
To meet me who loves you, like
Me crashing to the ground

Are you so lonely?
Don't even know me
But you'd like to stone me

Mr Writer, why don't you tell it like it is?
Why don't you tell it like it really is?
Before you go on home

I used to treat you right
Give you my time
But when I'd turn my back on you
Then you do what you do

You've just enough, in my own view
Education to perform
I'd like to shoot you all
And then you go home
With you on your own
What do you really know?

Mr Writer, why don't you tell it like it is?
Why don't you tell it like it really is?
Before you go on home

And then you go home
With you on your own
What do you even know?

Mr Writer, why don't you tell it like it is?
Why don't you tell it like it really is?
Before you go on home

Mr Writer, why don't you tell it like it is?
Why don't you tell it like it always is?
Before you go on home

Mr Writer, why don't you tell it like it really is?
Why don't you tell it like it always is?
Before you go on home





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  1. Ana Clark

    makeup on fleek

  2. Chris Roberts

    Love this song

  3. Just Steve

    If I'm correct, the most penetrating and damning song about rock journalists. Or is it about every "reporter" at the Mail?


    You line them up
    Look at your shoes
    You hang names on your wall
    Then you shoot them all
    You fly around in planes
    That bring you down
    To meet me who loves you, like
    Me crashing to the ground
    Are you so lonely?
    Don't even know me
    But you'd like to stone me
    Mr Writer, why don't you tell it like it is?
    Why don't you tell it like it really is?
    Before you go on home
    I used to treat you right
    Give you my time
    But when I'd turn my back on you
    Then you do what you do
    You've just enough, in my own view
    Education to perform
    I'd like to shoot you all
    And then you go home
    With you on your own
    What do you really know?
    Mr Writer, why don't you tell it like it is?
    Why don't you tell it like it really is?
    Before you go on home
    And then you go home
    With you on your own
    What do you even…

  4. Chew Rocka

    If you play this at 1.25 speed it sounds way better

  5. Jollie Jane

    Why don't you tell it like it is....👌👍

  6. Fardeen Kabir

    wayne rooney has 'just enough education to perform' tattooed on his hand

  7. Michael Redding

    Message to trump from any sane man / woman!!!!

  8. Senor eggnogs

    This is the song they should have played on jools holland

  9. skurinski

    Kelly is so damn attractive

  10. Samson H

    😦wtf is this crap lol... Uh oh... i don’t feel so good🤢....🤮!... I frew up 🤤

  11. Fefferson Menezes dantas

    2019 Brasil

  12. Jack Biggs

    He wrote this to mug over a journalist that was on tour with him and his friend them saved some harsh and unture stuff

    Fairplay proper welsh boys 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿❤️

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  14. Kered Tionson

    Damned it feels like the 90's again listening to this song. . . Nostalgic...

    James Devine

    Sorry to do this mate but.... This particular song was released in 2001

    Kered Tionson

    @James Devine Oh my GOD. Why did u do it James? why!!! U took away a nostalgic moment from me. Now there's a hole in my life that can never be filled in. I'm now a broken man bcoz of u. . .

    Elinor Griffiths

    @Kered Tionson cool bro 👍

  15. Andy UK H

    You haven’t heard anything in music, all genres till you see these guys live........... outstanding!

  16. Rodoriginal101

    2003, NYC, was listening to this song almost religiously :-D

  17. So You Think You Can Dance

    I came here from IT

  18. Shummon Miah

    wouldve been ideal for the joker movie

  19. Antony Cannizzaro

    How the Hell did the Clowns survive that car wreck???

  20. Mr. Brightside

    It reminds me of Oasis, so beautiful ❤️

  21. Brandon Martin-Moore

    1.25 speed it sounds even better.

  22. Vasilka Tosheva

    this song will never be anything less than music Perfection!

  23. Thomas Williams

    can remember seeing this music video on tv all the time back in the early 2000s. The good old days!!

  24. colin dicks

    a
    A good few years ago I had the pleasure of taking you to the gig in Swansea but I did not now u my appologies

  25. Kate Burgess

    Love this song ❤️

  26. James Floyd

    The phonics are the absolute BOLLOCKS wouldn't you agree, wow!!!!! Show me better.

  27. Peter Stoneman

    Raw this guys voice is something else always sound

  28. Виктория Пушкина

    Как перестать слышать Вакарчука

  29. Edward Lewis Paxton

    Cuz it's almost too painful!.

  30. Lordsallakh

    647 people dont tell it like it is...

  31. Dave Tomlinson

    Just love this song

  32. John Chino

    Thank you spotify recommendations

  33. John Doe

    Do you know me?

  34. Iñigo Nacho Bragg Lanao

    BUENA BUENISSISIMA

  35. Paul B

    Gibson sg ❤

  36. Gonzalo Mitrovich

    The best... from Buenos Aires...Argentina

  37. Rodrigo Braga

    A song about fake news.

  38. Tsar R

    Spine tingling

  39. g beal

    It disturbs me this was nearly 20 years ago this came out. I'm 32 years old now and doesn't feel like 18 years ago I was watching this as a 14 year old.

  40. Romy Sepúlveda

    3:41 amo esa parte❤
    Agosto del 2019

  41. Davina Missick

    This song will never age! August 2019 ............Mr Writer why don't you tell it like it really is? ♩🎶🎵

  42. Edward Lewis Paxton

    It's a fuckin horror show.

  43. Doralice Alvez

    Mr.writer e uma obra prima linda linda

  44. Zoe-Jane Sutherland

    The Stereophonics aren't underrated, they fell off and went downhill due to the trash they pumped out after the brilliance of Word Gets Around and Performance and Cocktails.. JEEP and subsequent offerings were simply nowhere near as good as their first two albums. This song "Mr Writer" was a good example of the start of their downward trajectory.

  45. Ross Longden

    What a bandit

  46. Edward Lewis Paxton

    Stone you symbolically!

  47. markorop

    I was searching for this song for soo long, "snow", "clown", "2000" but nothing popped up. randomly found it today. used to love this song nd video but couldn`t remember the band.

  48. Leandro Sales

    beautiful music from when I was already young in the 2000's. Brazil Rj

  49. Ffion Elliott

    This was played at my graduation.

  50. Marcos Cerrudo

    Tremendo tema!!

  51. ᐯIᑎᑎIE ᗷOGᑌᔕ

    Good ass song, clowns freak me the fuck out tho

  52. daddy

    Look at mateys foundation n make up 😂 at the beginning, classic song

  53. Billy Bacon

    Had the privilege of seeing these live three times and they’re absolutely insane

  54. Luis Medeiros

    Very ,VERy,very nice this band i love this sound.

  55. weskley moraes

    For me one of the most awesome song of all time!

  56. Mr Wilfred Myers

    I always thought this singer looked like mr trainspotting obiwan himself.. Funny how the human mind plays tricks on us.

  57. bmac78

    Hard to believe Stuart Cable (drummer) is dead 9 years in June this year! Where does the time go eh? RIP Stuart

  58. FREDERIK SMETS

    great song !

  59. MarisMyssu S2

    You line them up
    Look at your shoes
    You hang names on your wall
    Then you shoot them all
    You fly around in planes
    That bring you down
    To meet me who loves you, like
    Me crashing to the ground
    Are you so lonely?
    Don't even know me
    But you'd like to stone me


    Mr Writer, why don't you tell it like it is?
    Why don't you tell it like it really is?
    Before you go on home


    I used to treat you right
    Give you my time
    But when I'd turn my back on you
    Then you do what you do
    You've just enough, in my own view
    Education to perform
    I'd like to shoot you all
    And then you go home
    With you on your own
    What do you really know?


    Mr Writer, why don't you tell it like it is?
    Why don't you tell it like it really is?
    Before you go on home
    And then you go home


    With you on your own
    What do you even know?


    Mr Writer, why don't you tell it like it is?
    Why don't you tell it like it really is?
    Before you go on home
    Mr Writer, why don't you tell it like it is?
    Why don't you tell it like it always is?
    Before you go on home
    Mr Writer, why don't you tell it like it really is?
    Why don't you tell it like it always is?
    Before you go on home

  60. Douglas Oliveira

    MTV e fodaaa

  61. Just Steve

    6.5 million people can't be wrong!

  62. Carmelo Denich

    I-n Ever Give UP

  63. David Waterston

    Marvellous TUNE

  64. Emily Childs

    You line them up
    Look at your shoes
    You hang names on your wall
    Then you shoot them all

    You fly around in planes
    That bring you down
    To meet me who loves you, like
    Me crashing to the ground

    Are you so lonely?
    Don't even know me
    But you'd like to stone me

    Mr Writer, why don't you tell it like it is?
    Why don't you tell it like it really is?
    Before you go on home

    I used to treat you right
    Give you my time
    But when I'd turn my back on you
    Then you do what you do

    You've just enough, in my own view
    Education to perform
    I'd like to shoot you all

    And then you go home
    With you on your own
    What do you really know?

    Mr Writer, why don't you tell it like it is?
    Why don't you tell it like it really is?
    Before you go on home

    And then you go home
    With you on your own
    What do you even know?

    Mr Writer, why don't you tell it like it really is?
    Why don't you tell it like it always is?
    Before you go on home

    Mr Writer, why don't you tell it like it really is?
    Why don't you tell it like it always is?
    Before you go on home

    Mr Writer, why don't you tell it like it really is?
    Why don't you tell it like it always is?
    Before you go on home

  65. David Christie

    You line them up
    Look at your shoes
    You hang names on your wall
    Then you shoot them all
    You fly around in planes
    That bring you down
    To meet me who loves you, like
    Me crashing to the ground
    Are you so lonely?
    Don't even know me
    But you'd like to stone me
    Mr Writer, why don't you tell it like it is?
    Why don't you tell it like it really is?
    Before you go on home
    I used to treat you right
    Give you my time
    But when I'd turn my back on you
    Then you do what you do
    You've just enough, in my own view
    Education to perform
    I'd like to shoot you all
    And then you go home
    With you on your own
    What do you really know?
    Mr Writer, why don't you tell it like it is?
    Why don't you tell it like it really is?
    Before you go on home
    And then you go home
    With you on your own
    What do you even know?
    Mr Writer, why don't you tell it like it is?
    Why don't you tell it like it really is?
    Before you go on home
    Mr Writer, why don't you tell it like it is?
    Why don't you tell it like it always is?
    Before you go on home
    Mr Writer, why don't you tell it like it really is?
    Why don't you tell it like it always is?
    Before you go on home
    Songwriters: Kelly Jones / Marshall Ross Bird / Richard Mark Jones / Stuart Cable

  66. Thomas Williams

    nostalgia

  67. Carlos Rodrigues

    A Classic

  68. Ben Wills

    Keep hearing they're so underrated. I ADORE Stereophonics, but I'd say they are pretty popular and well known still?

  69. Joe Spencer

    Still coming back and back to this.. Love the deep riff guitar

  70. Elise Flowers

    What kind of music is the intro? Rock..? I love this sound

  71. Loopingthrou Lifes

    bring our Keith back god I'm struggling beyond rip Keith Charles XXX I got ur fkn pain man beyond if I'd known u I wud not have let u go cos I've battled same fkn demons n childhood x drink n drugs too I seen ur pain but it was only after in your photos I seen it before I just presumed u the stage ego x nothing like it deep down man if only we all knew what was on your beautiful mind 😖

  72. Amore guerra

    Que saudadeeee

  73. Tina Patton

    v
    v
    Brightlight reply: And if Jordan thinks MOST fakestream press/media aren't distorters-not-reporters he must be walking on water near Jordan like pro social Sweet Jeez.

  74. Tina Patton

    Whining, clown $£ag media distorters-not-reporters go on to empty homes devoid of human souls.

  75. Sol 18

    primer comentario

  76. Ekaterina Stoykova

    I used to adore this song when I was 20. Then I haven't listened to it for a very long time. I've just turned 38 … Nothing has changed. I still adore it. I still get the lyrics. Time does not exist :)

  77. Howard Powers

    RIP Stuart Cable, its not all glory in rock and roll, glad we got to hear his contributions to Stereophonics and love that clown face with the skewed mouth...creepy cool

  78. gotany1

    It probley has been said, but from what i read he penned this song in his car in the breacon beacons car park gutted from a split from his girlfriend,,,

  79. Tsar R

    Top Drawer

  80. Julio Cesar Mejía

    2019 and still in my head, love it.

  81. Tina Patton

    Lyrics to Stereophonics song - Mr Writer from the album "Just Enough Education to Perform" Enjoy!

    You line 'em up, look at your shoes
    you hang names on your wall, then you shoot them all.
    You fly around in planes that bring you down
    To meet me, who loves you, let me crash into the ground
    Are you so lonely, you don't even know me
    Would you like to stone me?
    Mr. Writer...
    Why don't you tell it like it is
    Why don't you tell it like it really is
    Before you go on home

    I used to treat you right, give you my time
    But when I turn my back on you, then you do what you do
    You've just enough on my own view, education to perform
    I'd like to shoot you on
    And when you go home with you on your own
    What do you really do?
    Mr. Writer...
    Why don't you tell it like it is
    Why don't you tell it like it really is
    Before you go on home
    And when you go home with you on your own
    What do you even know?
    Mr. Writer...
    Why don't you tell it like it is
    Why don't you tell it like it really is
    Before you go on home
    Mr. Writer...
    Why don't you tell it like it really is
    Why don't you tell it like it always is
    Before you go on home
    Mr. Writer...
    Won't you tell it like it really is
    Why don't you tell it like it always is
    Before you go on home...

  82. Al Silva

    YouTube me forçou a ver 12 segundos de coleguinhas, mas valeu à pena.

  83. TheSamun

    2:45 more of this piano god damnit

  84. antoaneta70

    One of my fave songs 👌💋

  85. All hissing Tyler cv

    Up the Walsh

  86. Ra Anjos

    2019 e ainda curtindo !!!

  87. Berivan İlçi

    Bu sarkinin adi mr. winter aslında..

  88. Jon Clingan

    His dark, husky voice really goes well with this moody song, it touches the soul.....personally love it

  89. Glitch

    The most underrated band EVER!!!

  90. Jon Clingan

    Since coming out gay, I live life to the max, and Mr writer, maybe tomorrow and handbags and gladrags are epic songs.....I'm 43 but reliving my younger days.....with these songs...

  91. Alan Fox

    Remember the video not the song.

  92. Maria Neusa Silveira

    This song takes me to a place where I've never been to. Can't explain it.

  93. Steve Gaming

    It's almost the end of 2018 guys

  94. Fatima Sousa

    Maravilhoso!

  95. spizzardo

    @Ellie Gouldson. Girl you get about leaving good wishes to everyone. You seem to be there on every other youtube clip I watch (or is it just that we have similar taste in music?). Kinda stymies the trolls, good job.