Frankly, Mr Shankly

Album: The Queen is Dead (1986)
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  • Frankly, Mr. Shankly, this position I've held
    It pays my way, and it corrodes my soul
    I want to leave, you will not miss me
    I want to go down in musical history

    Frankly, Mr. Shankly, I'm a sickening wreck
    I've got the twenty first century breathing down my neck
    I must move fast, you understand me
    I want to go down in celluloid history, Mr. Shankly

    Fame, fame, fatal fame
    It can play hideous tricks on the brain
    But still I'd rather be famous
    Than righteous or holy, any day
    Any day, any day

    But sometimes I'd feel more fulfilled
    Making Christmas cards with the mentally ill
    I want to live and I want to love
    I want to catch something that I might be ashamed of

    Frankly, Mr. Shankly, this position I've held
    It pays my way and it corrodes my soul
    Oh, I didn't realise that you wrote poetry
    I didn't realise you wrote such bloody awful poetry, Mr. Shankly

    Frankly, Mr. Shankly, since you ask
    You are a flatulent pain in the arse
    I do not mean to be so rude
    Still, I must speak frankly, Mr. Shankly

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Comments: 2

  • Ali from Edinburgh, United KingdomRumoured to be a dig at rough trade's Geoff Travis.
  • Zabadak from London, England"Mr. Shankly" is the late Bill Shankly, famously the manager of Liverpool Football Club in the 60s and 70s.
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