Unbelievable
by EMF

Album: Schubert Dip (1990)
Charted: 3 1
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  • Oh!
    What the
    What the, was that?

    You burden me with your questions
    You'd have me tell no lies
    You're always asking what it's all about
    But don't listen to my replies
    You say to me I don't talk enough
    But when I do I'm a fool
    These times I've spent, I've realized
    I'm going to shoot through
    And leave you

    The things, you say
    Your purple prose just give you away
    The things, you say
    You're unbelievable

    Oh!
    What the
    What the, was that?

    You burden me with your problems
    By telling me more than mine
    I'm always so concerned
    With the way you say
    You always have to stop
    To think of us being one
    Is more than I ever know
    But this time, I realize
    I'm going to shoot through
    And leave you

    The things, you say
    Your purple prose just give you away
    The things, you say
    You're unbelievable

    Oh!
    What the
    One
    What the
    One
    What the
    One
    What the, was that?

    Seemingly lastless
    Don't mean you can ask us
    Pushing down the relative
    Bringing out your higher self
    Think of the fine times
    Pushing down the better few
    Instead of bringing out the clues
    To what the world and everything you answer to
    Brace yourself with the greatest of ease
    I know this world ain't what it seems

    What the, was that?
    It's unbelievable

    You burden me with your questions
    You'd have me tell no lies
    You're always asking what it's all about
    And don't listen to my replies
    You say to me I don't talk enough
    But when I do I'm a fool
    These times I've spent, I've realized
    I'm going to shoot through
    And leave you

    The things, you say
    Your purple prose just give you away
    The things, you say
    In thought I love you more
    The things, you say
    Your purple prose just give you away
    The things, you say
    You're unbelievable

    Oh!
    What the
    One
    What the
    You're so unbelievable
    One
    What the
    One
    What the
    You're unbelievable

    It's unbelievable

    Oh!
    What the
    One
    What the
    One
    What the
    What the, was that?
    You're unbelievable Writer/s: Derran Gene Brownson, Ian Dench, James Saul Atkin, Mark Simon De Cloedt, Zachary Sebastian Rex Foley
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Capitol CMG Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Songtrust Ave, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 13

  • Tom from GlosFor the record Dave from Cardiff, not only are the boys not from Epsom (they're from the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire), they sadly weren't number 1 on both sides of the Atlantic as you claim - they reached Number 3 in the UK.
  • Jeremy from Scottsdale, AzI think it is funny that this song got so much airplay with the sample "What the f--k was that!" repeatedly played in the background.
  • Daniel from Winchester, OhDid any of you guys know that the main singer of this band is DJ Milf
  • Bertrand from Paris, FranceEMF rode the British invasion wave that broke on U.S. shores in the wake of the U.K.'s infatuation with the Manchester dance scene. "Unbelievable" mixed intoxicating rhythms, sweet high vocals from lead singer James Atkin, and rousing shouts to storm the top of the pop charts.
  • Dan from Cinderford, EnglandEMF are from cinderford i know some of the band members they used to live by me and some still do ill ask one of them wat EMF stands for though...
  • Ewan from Gloucester, EnglandSorry Dave, Cardiff. Must correct you. EMF came from Cinderford, a town in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, not Epsom. The Bilson, mentioned in songfacts is actually a pub called The Upper Bilson, in Cinderford, which used to be a venue for local bands. As I recall, it was never confirmed what EMF stood for, very doubtful that it was anything at all to do with Epsom.
  • Axel Titus from Lake Forest, CaThe Epsom Mad Funkers had another US hit with "Lies." So they are not a one-hit wonder.
  • Annabelle from Eugene, OrActually, EMF stands for Epsom Mad Funkers.
  • Ocean from Amsterdam, NetherlandsThey once said in an interview that EMF stands for 'Every Mother's Favourite'. Could be true, don't you think? Or... it couldn't.
  • Paul from Concord, Nhthis song features a sample from andrew dice clay's "dirty nursery rhymes". the person saying "OH!!!" after the dude says "unbelievable", that's the diceman.
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesJust for the record, the band's name EMF stands for 'Epsom Mad F***ers", not 'Ecstasy MotherF***er'. They came from Epsom, a town in England.
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesEMF made No.1 on both sides of the Atlantic with this song in 1991, but in fact it was not their only big hit - the follow-up "I Believe" also made the Top 10 later in the year. Additionally, in 1995 they also made the Top 5 with a cover of the Neil Diamond/Monkees 1960s classic, "I'm A Believer", in collaboration with the popular comic duo Reeves and Mortimer. Inclusion of words based on 'believe' in their song titles seemed to be a good omen for EMF, as these three records were their their only big hits over the world, although they did have a couple of lesser hits in their native Britain between 1992 and 1994, including "Lies", "They're Here" and "It's You".
  • Nora from Richfield, MnWhen I think of the early '90s I think of this song. Very big radio hit.
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