The Diary Of Horace Wimp

Album: Discovery (1979)
Charted: 8
  • Late again today, he'd be in trouble though he'd say he was sorry, he'd have to hurry out to the bus

    Horace was so sad, he'd never had a girl that he could care for, and if he was late once more, he'd be out

    Don't be afraid, just knock on the door,
    Well he just stood there mumblin and fumblin'
    Then a voice from above said-
    Horace wimp,this is your life,
    Go out and find yourself a wife,
    Make a stand and be a man,
    And you will have a great life plan

    Horace met a girl, she was small and she was very pretty, he thought he was in love, he was afraid

    Asks her for a date, the café dowm the street tomorrow evening, his head was reeling, when she said Yes, O K

    Don't be afraid, just knock on the door,
    Well he just stood there mumblin' and fumblin'
    Then a voice from above said-
    Horace wimp,this is your life,
    Go out and find yourself a wife,
    Make a stand and be a man,
    And you will have a great life plan

    Horace, this is it, he asks the girl if maybe they could marry, when she says gladly,
    Horace cries

    Everybody's at the church, when Horace rushes in and says Now here comes my wife,for the rest of my life, and she did

    Don't be afraid, just knock on the door,
    Well he just stood there mumblin and fumblin'
    Then a voice from above said-
    Horace wimp,this is your life,
    Go out and find yourself a wife,
    Make a stand and be a man,
    And you will have a great life plan Writer/s: JEFF LYNNE
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Ole from Copenhagen, DenmarkReason for Saturday is not in song is that Saturday is when you watch Football (soccer)
    Jeff Lynne born and growing up in Birmingham is a Birmingham fan
  • Liquid Len from Ottawa, CanadaDave, I would say looking for deep meaning in an ELO song is a waste of time. The lyrics are more determined by what rhymed and was easy to sing. Check out the vocoder in it though, pretty crazy sounding. Bedee bedee bedee oowowowow.
  • David from Manchester, EnglandJeff Lynne says that "Saturday is for football" in the sleeve notes of the Light Years compilation.
  • David from Grimsby, EnglandThere is no saturday because the diary Jeff Lynne based it on was a seven day diary with the Saturday missing.
  • Derek from Cambridge, New ZealandWhat I want to know, is what happened to SATURDAY????
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesI wonder if this song, for it's humour, wit and, above all else, it's very funny storyline, is an implication that if a bimbo like Horace Wimp can find a nice girl and marry her, then there's hope for everyone? A kind of 'hang in there' message for those frustrated single people who think they are destined to be on their own??
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