Numpty

Album: Caustic Love (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • This self-critical Caustic Love track finds Nutini grappling with relationship issues. It borrows the melody from Lee Dorsey's 1965 hit "Working in the Coal Mine."
  • The word 'Numpty' is a British slang word meaning a bumbling fool or idiot. Derived from "numps," an obsolete word for a stupid person, it first surfaced on the terraces of Scottish football grounds as a reference to a useless referee or footballer.

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