Parklife
by Blur

Album: Parklife (1994)
Charted: 10
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  • Confidence is a preference
    For the habitual voyeur of what is known as...
    And morning soup can be avoided
    If you take a route straight through what is known as...

    John's got brewer's droop
    He gets intimidated by the dirty pigeons
    They love a bit of it
    Who's that gut lord marching

    You should cut down on your porklife, mate
    Get some exercise
    All the people
    So many people

    And they all go
    Hand in hand
    Hand in hand through their
    Parklife

    I get up when I want
    Except on Wednesdays
    When I get rudely awakened by the dustmen
    I put my trousers on

    Have a cup of tea
    And I think about leaving the house
    I feed the pigeons
    I sometimes feed the sparrows too

    It gives me a sense of enormous well-being
    And then I'm happy for the rest of the day
    Safe in the knowledge
    There will always be

    A bit of my heart devoted to it
    It's got nothing to do with your
    Vorsprung durch technic, you know
    And it's not about you joggers

    Who go round and round and round

Comments: 11

  • American Who Likes "park Life" from Usa Unless Trump Wins The Election Great tune, still relevant!
  • Mariana from Buenos Aires, Argentinathat's true, the song is much too british for a yankee to like it. one of the best '90s songs ever!
  • Dana from Buenos Aires, ArgentinaAnd please..."America" is a continent...US, USA, EE UU, there are a lot of ways to call their country....Im from Argentina, and i agree with Rico...All the capital cities are almost the same around the world...And the life is very similar too, although we speak different languages...The best band ever...
    Dany, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Seb from Atmore, AlIm american..and EXTREMELY big blur/gorillaz/good bad and queen fan....so dont say "AMERICANS" ....yeah..we're all the same about as much as you are...and FYI..my stepmom is british.....but i would have still liked it even if she wouldnt have shown it to me...
  • Mo from Newark, NjOh this song has a very retro British sound to it. I can definitely imagine a group like The Hollies , Dave Clark 5 , or The Byrds singing this.
  • Brian from Fullerton (the Paris Of Oc), CaAh, not all Yanks are completely clueless. Several of us were appreciative to hear Phil Daniels in the song because we were big fans of the film Quadrophenia.

    When you hear "I don't wanna be the same as everybody else. That's why I'm a Mod, see? I mean, you gotta be somebody, ain't ya, or you might as well jump in the sea and drown," you kind of remember such a voice.

    The actor who portrayed Chalky - Philip Davis - was seen last year in a PBS production of Zadie Smith's White Teeth. And Ray Winstone is still at it. Mea culpa for diverging off the subject.
  • Rico from Melbourne, AustraliaOne of the greatest blur songs ever. I am Australian and agree this is quintessentially british, however I think it sums up the mood of the day, and was a good future prediction of all of the stupidity we go through today. I dont really have any grounds for this, yet I am an emotional person and as such speak my mind.
  • Leanne from Crawley, EnglandSuch a great song, that sums up Britian, Americans literally have NO taste at times.
  • Martin from Guildford, EnglandQuite right Amanda, they don't. I have a mate called John who i always take the mick out of for getting intimidated by the dirty pidgeons
  • Tom from Trowbridge, EnglandThis song does seem quintessentially British, so I guess that's why it didn't do well in America.
  • Amanda from Ipswich, EnglandTop top tune. You Americans don't know what you're missing!!!
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