Moped Eyes

Album: Dark Days/Light Years (2009)
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  • This song had been played live by the band for a couple of years before it was recorded. It has been titled "Hot Clubs" and "Hot Nuts" in the past.
  • Frontman Gruff Rhys told The London Times March 20, 2009 that there is no such thing as an ambiguous Super Furry Animals lyric. He said: "I don't like leaving songs open to people's interpretation because I think it's a cop-out. It takes the p--s out of the listener if you don't know what you're singing about." As a consequence Rhys has been forced to superimpose a meaning on to this song. He said uncertainly: "I think we decided that moped eyes were bloodshot eyes."


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