Genesis lyrics - Album: Spot the Pigeon [1977]

Match Of The Day


(Collins/Banks/Rutherford)

There's the Reds and there's the Greens

Super slicks and has beens,

They're accompanied by three men dressed in black,

One's a whistle, two are flags, quite often they're the drags

Kick the ball into the goal, they put it back.

Yes Match of the Day's

The only way, to spend your Saturday

Each side's eleven men, with numbers on their backs

But at a distance they all tend to look the same

But some own their boutiques, they clean up every week

Inciting riots, causing chaos, such a shame!

But Match of the Day's

The only way

We spend our Saturday

And that's not all, our mates the keepers

Slippin' and sliding in the mud

Arms as long as creepers

Send him off Ref'***!!++??

Where are your specs Ref'+++***!!!

Kick you to death Ref'!!XX**??

Oi! Are you deaf Ref'X*+X*!!?

There's a few things before we go

That I think you ought to know

Obstruction, Body Checking, heavy tackles

So put on your hat and scarf

Have a drink, have a larf'

>From the terrace you can see your men do battle.

Yes Match of the Day's

The only way

You can spend your Saturday

Don't forget, the trainers with their sponges

Managers with open cheques, liquid business lunches

Send 'im off Ref'***!!++??

Where are your specs Ref'!***&&&!!!

Kick you to death Ref'!!XX**??

Oi! Are you deaf Ref'X&+X&+!!?

Pigeons


(Banks/Rutherford/Collins)

Who puts fifty tons of shit on the Foreign Office roof?

Who suffers from nine known diseases?

Who gets up in the morning when the sun comes up

And makes their beds, of paper clips, and bus tickets

All around their heads?

Who congregate around Trafalgar Square

Taking pot shots at the tourists?

Oh you've got to watch out

When you wander round the square in the morning

They're everywhere, they're everywhere

Here we have an honest man

A civil servant to boot

He lived high up in the Ministry

And when he wished to make a point

He knew just what to do

His window ledges were all covered in grease

I want them out of here

He said to me I want them gone

Because you see -- Oh don't you see

None of us are getting any younger

You've got to follow your nose

And if it tells you that you've got to go

Well that's because, they're everywhere,

They're everywhere

So we called in those men, those horrible men

And set them to work on the rooftops

You see their van is very plain

And I know they're too ashamed

To wear their by appointment badges anymore

Sometimes they use vaseline, sometimes they use the pill

I've often seen them with a gun

But as the years go by, old habits seem to die

And nowadays they knockatize them all

Oh you've got to watch out

As you wander round the square in the morning

They're everywhere, they're everywhere

Inside And Out


(Rutherford/Collins/Banks/Hackett)

INSIDE

Brother Seems they're letting him out next year

He's behaving himself I hear

Governor Conway says it will be fine

Just as long as he can tow the line

So it's the same old story

But it says here 'Mum you're not to worry'

'Cos some you lose and some you lose

At this party, he was on his own

All he did was say he'd take her home

But it seems they didn't go straight there

'twas on the porch, she told him,

'put your hand here'

It's the same old story

They told her mum she's not to worry

Police 'If what she says is so,

we'll never let him go!'

Him 'Never a word could be heard

Not even the sound of a bird

Singing it over again, telling a different story

Never the same as before

See the summer going out by the door'

Brother And now that you've paid for those lies

Get another disguise

'It's twenty years now since our Kid came free

Oh I remember August '53

But it wasn't quite like they said

With that behind you, you can't plan ahead

So it's the same old story

They say you're free, don't worry

What they said's not so

They never let you go!'

Him 'Never a word could be heard

Not even the sound of a bird

Singing it over again, telling a different story

Never the same as before

See the summer going out by the door'

Brother And now that you've paid for those lies

Get another disguise

OUT

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