Born Slippy

Album: Born Slippy (1995)
Charted: 2
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  • Drive boy dog boy
    Dirty numb angel boy
    In the doorway boy
    She was a-lipstick boy
    She was a-beautiful boy
    And tears boy
    And all in your inner space boy
    You had hands girls boy
    And steel boy
    You had chemicals boy
    I've grown so close to you boy
    And you just groan boy
    She said come over come over
    She smiled at you boy

    Drive boy dog boy
    Dirty numb angel boy
    In the doorway boy
    She was a-lipstick boy
    She was a-beautiful boy
    And tears boy
    And all in your inner space boy
    You had hands girls boy
    And steel boy
    You had chemicals boy
    I've grown so close to you boy
    And you just groan boy
    She said come over come over
    She smiled at you boy

    Let your feelings slip boy
    But never your mask boy
    Random blond boy
    High density random
    Blond boy
    Blond country
    Blond high density
    You are my drug boy
    You're real boy
    Dog dirty dumb cracking boy
    You're getting wet boy
    Big big time boy
    Acid bears boy
    Babes and babes
    And babes and babes
    And babes
    And remembering nothing boy
    Do you like my tin horn boy
    It gets wet like at Angel
    Derailed

    You got a velvet mouth
    You're so succulent and beautiful
    Shimmering and dirty
    Wonderful and hot time
    On your telephone line
    And God and everything
    On your telephone
    And in walks an angel

    Look at me mum
    Squatting pissed in the tube hole
    At Tottenham Court Road
    I just come out of the Ship
    Talking to the most blond
    I ever met
    Shouting lager lager lager lager
    Shouting lager lager lager lager
    Shouting lager lager lager lager
    Shouting lager lager lager
    Shouting mega mega
    White thing
    Mega mega white thing
    Mega mega white thing
    Mega mega
    Shouting lager lager lager lager
    Mega mega white thing
    Mega mega white thing
    So many things to see and do
    In the tube hole
    The blond going back
    To Romford
    Mega mega mega going back
    To Romford
    Hi mum are you having fun
    On your way
    To a new age tension headache Writer/s: Darren Paul Emerson, Karl Hyde, Richard David Smith
    Publisher: Mute Song Limited, Peermusic Publishing, WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 11

  • Tee from New Orleans, LaThe song was exactly how I visualized it, probably because I used to be a drunk. These guys are amazing!
  • Liam from UkI've always thought it was him recounting some racist insults being traded, back and forth outside a nightclub or whatever. But cleaned up to something phonetically similar for song lyrics.
  • Vector from SwitzerlandI just want to know how that smile was, how did she look, and smiling!
    There's no bigger beauty than seeing women smiling!
  • Andy from Sheffield, United KingdomI find it astounding that anyone could hear a racial slur in this tune... although, given the way people interpret this as a 'drug' celebration rather than the intended 'cry for help' shows how people hear what they believe. Just hang on to Sam Beckett's comment "no symbols where none intended"
  • Dexter from New Orleans, LaOkay. I've just listened to the song with the lyrics scrolling along. There is no racial slur but I can see why somebody might think that. The way mega is sung does sound like the infamous "N" word but rest easy it is not.
  • James from Manchester, EnglandActually the original "Born slippy" was an instrumental. The famous version, a B-side to the original, is "born Slipp .NUXX". The lyrics were just meant as a joke. For more info, go to wikipedia.
  • Joel from Columbia, ScIs there a racial slur in the song? Someone said there was but I've never heard it.
  • Paul from Galway, IrelandThe first 2 notes of the song really make you feel the song. love it. the movie, the song. unreal. undescribley great.
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesIt's use in the hit film "Trainspotting" made "Born Slippy" a Top 10 success in the UK early 1996, when it crossed over to hit No.2 having failed to chart on original release a year earlier, although prior to this, around the club scene Underworld (who originally formed in 1989, and whose original members included Karl Hyde, Darren Emerson and Rick Smith) were better known as a more experimental techno/House act, who had garnered a devoted cult following with 1991's 10-minute techno opus "Rez", early club hits "Spikee/Dogman Go Woof", "Confusion The Waitress", "Dark and Long", and their critically acclaimed early albums "Dub No Bass On My Head, Man!" (1993) and the terrific "Second Toughest In The Infants" (1995). In the autumn of 1996, they reactivated another previously failed single, "Pearl's Girl", which also hit the UK Top 20. Since 1997, however, they have failed to repeat the commercial success of these two singles, despite another acclaimed album in 1999, though the band have continued to record to this day (with Karl Hyde having now conquered his problems with alcoholism), albeit minus Darren Emerson, who is now a world-renowned DJ in his own right since leaving Underworld in 1997.
  • Jessica from Saint Louis, MoUnderworld lyrics tend to be streams of consciousness or things Hyde has overhead in public.
  • Marlow from Perth, Australiafrom the movie 'trainspotting'
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