The Spark Of Genius

Could this be the finest couplet in rock music?

Well I’ve come back from the foundry and I find you in bed

With Chris and Tim and John and Lindsay, Dagmar and Fred

It’s from the song “Group Sex” on the album The Gab – Gift Or Curse? by The Plain People Of England, an offshoot of the Orchestre Murphy. It is, I suppose, vaguely possible that some readers may not realise just who it is in the bed, so here is some further reading.

2 thoughts on “The Spark Of Genius

  1. I thought it was pretty much the consensus amongst scholars that the greatest song lyric ever written is this, from The B52’s devastating ballad ‘Love Shack’:

    Sign says.. Woo… stay away fools,
    ’cause love rules at the Lo-o-ove Shack!
    Well it’s set way back in the middle of a field,
    Just a funky old shack and I gotta get back

  2. Brit : As far as the B52’s go, I always liked that line “I’ll give you fish!” from “Give Me Back My Man”, surely a response to the demand of the sailor in Jacques Brel’s “Amsterdam” when he cries “Hey! Bring me more fish!”

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