David Watts

Album: All Mod Cons (1978)
Charted: 25
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  • Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa
    Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa

    I am a dull and simple lad
    Cannot tell water from champagne
    And I have never met the Queen
    And I wish I could have all he has got
    Wish I could be like David Watts

    Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa
    Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa

    And when I lie on my pillow at night
    I dream I could fight like David Watts
    And lead the school team to victory
    Take my exams and pass the lot

    Wish I could be like David Watts (wish I could be like)
    Wish I could be like David Watts (wish I could be like)
    Pump up my life like David Watts (wish I could be like)
    Wish I could be like David Watts (wish I could be like)

    Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa
    Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa

    He is the head boy at the school
    He is the captain of the team
    He is so gay and fancy-free
    And I wish I could have all he has got
    Wish I could be like David Watts

    Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa
    Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa

    And all the girls in the neighborhood
    Try to go out with David Watts
    They try their best but can't succeed
    'Cause he is of pure and noble creed

    Wish I could be like David Watts (wish I could be like)
    Wish I could be like David Watts (wish I could be like)
    Wish I could be like David Watts (wish I could be like)
    Wish I could be like David Watts (wish I could be like)

    Wish I could be like, wish I could be like
    Wish I could be like, wish I could be like (wish, wish)

    Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa
    Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa
    Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa
    Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa
    Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa (David Watts)
    Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa (David Watts)
    Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa (David Watts)
    Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa (David Watts)
    Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa (David Watts)
    Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa (David Watts) Writer/s: Raymond Douglas Davies
    Publisher: Abkco Music Inc., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 13

  • Stevie G from England The intro to Taxman by the Beatles is the foundation of the Jam sound. So close its seems untrue!
  • Rayna from Pembroke Pines, FlDavid Watts was indeed a real person and a friend to the band, and he supposedly had the sparks for Dave Davies.
  • David from Youngstown, OhIn "The Kinks: The Official Biography" Ray Davies is quoted as saying Watts was a concert promoter who was gay and came on to his brother, David. That's why there's the line about David Watts "being so gay and fancy free."
  • Dave Watts from London, United KingdomDavid Watts was the keyboard player in the Tornados "Testar" he was involved with many of the sixties and seventies pop records iether playing in the bands, or being the session pianiston on their recordings. I have heard that this was recorded as a bit of a laugh as a B side. Nobody expected it to be a hit.Least of all David Watts
  • Udi from London, IsraelThe Jam version is nota t all crap. I just listyenned to it just after the Kinks one and, to my tast, I frefer the Jam one. More va va voom.
  • Tamara from Kyabram, AustraliaI lke this song because my Dad IS David Watts, not only in personality wise but also in his name. My Dad's name really is David Watts!
  • Jeff from Liverpool, Englandto tom in newark and john in boston listen to revolver then sound affects by the jam then you'll see where mudassir is coming from as weller admitted in 1980 he'd been listening to revolver a lot and took his influence from there
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesWas David Watts a real person? Ray Davies brother (who was also a member of The Kinks) was called Dave, perhaps he was the inspiration for the song?
  • Tom from Newark, DeJohn, in defense of Mudassir, he is not comparing the Jam and the Beatles. He simply said that they produced "one of the finest volley of singles in the history of music". That certainly does not mean that the Beatles did not produce a finer volley, just that the Jam are up there. I agree with that.

    P.S. you are all wrong, this song is great, very infectious beat. Ba-ba-ba-bah-bah-bah-bah-bah! Ba-ba-ba-bah-bah-bah-bah-bah!
  • John from Boston, MaWell, Mudassir, I like the Jam just as much as the next guy, but to compare the singles released by The Jam to the singles released by The Beatles for example, well that's just plain stupid
  • Lucy from Glasgow, ScotlandTotally agree with you Nessie, Paul Weller needs to be on here, he's a legend!
  • Nessie from Sapporo, JapanMudassir, I agree. There are plenty of better Jam songs -- and Kinks songs, for that matter. And why are there no Paul Weller postings on this site? A crime!
  • Mudassir from Bolton, EnglandBetween Tubestation and Absolute Beginners, the Jam produced one of the finest volley of singles in the history of music. This preceded that era and to be honest, compared to the original, its crap and a bit of a let down - it was really just a weller/childhood-mod tribute thing.
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