(They're Gonna) Put Me Away

Album: Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (1980)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • Like "I'm Not A Fool" and "Police Car," this very short track was inspired by the arrest of a teenaged Jeff Geggus (the band's lead singer) at a football match. In his autobiography Cockney Reject he gives a far more graphic description than here of the time he spent in a crowded police cell. The good news is they didn't put him away because after sacking his lawyer he defended himself and convinced the bench that the police were mistaken (ie lying) about the public disorder in which he had allegedly been engaged - fighting with fans from his own team.
  • Writing in the March 1, 1980 issue of Sounds, Garry Bushell said of this song, it "makes you wanna screw your face up and punch the nearest parasite." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Grammar In Lyrics

Grammar In LyricsMusic Quiz

Lyrics don't always follow the rules of grammar. Can you spot the ones that don't?

Early Days of MTV

Early Days of MTVFact or Fiction

If you can recall the days when MTV played videos, you know that there are lots of stories to tell. See if you can spot the real ones.

Christopher Cross

Christopher CrossSongwriter Interviews

The man who created Yacht Rock with "Sailing" wrote one of his biggest hits while on acid.

Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde

Johnette Napolitano of Concrete BlondeSongwriter Interviews

The singer/bassist for Concrete Blonde talks about how her songs come from clairvoyance, and takes us through the making of their hit "Joey."

Movie Stars In Music Videos

Movie Stars In Music VideosSong Writing

Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis and John Malkovich are just a few of the film stars who have moonlighted in music videos.

The Evolution of "Ophelia"

The Evolution of "Ophelia"Song Writing

How four songs portray Shakespeare's character Ophelia.