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Like Black Bolt with a cob on You sit there in a sulk While everybody else is down the pub You might think your time's spent better Doing research in your room But you are not Mr Fantastic, you're Doctor Doom So Victor, just for you Here's a universal truth Being happy doesn't make you stupid Being clever shouldn't make you sad Having fun will never turn you daft Do you believe sarcastic sneering Is the best way to react To a rotten world only you understand? If the planet's all that awful Then don't you think you should Try and use your mighty power for good? It doesn't take a Cosmic Cube To see that what I say is true Being happy doesn't make you stupid Being clever shouldn't make you sad Having fun will never turn you daft We spend all our lives trapped inside A prison made of bone The sound of laughter says we're not alone We're not alone Don't be alone You're not alone Let this epiphany begin Your brand new secret origin Being happy doesn't make you stupid Being clever shouldn't make you sad Having fun will never turn you daft Put this message in a bottle Send that bottle back through time I know someone who could use this advice Hey there Emo Boy give us all a smile Hey there Emo Boy give us all a smile Hey there Emo Boy give us all a smile Hey there Emo Boy give us all a smile Being happy doesn't make you stupid Being clever shouldn't make you sad Having fun will never turn you daft
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Love Instead 03:07
She got the British Shoe Bus He got the same one every day He was there whether she was early or she was late He watched her like a front door Waiting for a postman's knock After a while she asked him why this was He told her he had travelled back in time To make sure he would never make her cry She said "Oh, right" He looked too old and timid To be a threat if violent She assumed he was harmless and they became friends They'd sometimes meet outside work Always at a precise time He insisted on promptness, she didn't really mind He always told her he had travelled back in time To make sure he would never make her cry She said "But why?" Because I know What happens next And I want you To be loved instead One night out she noticed All his clothes were turning grey His hair and facial features started to fade He smiled when he saw this And said "Well, this has got to prove" "That the future I came back from has been removed" And as he disappeared he said bye, bye, bye I promised I would never make you cry She was quite surprised She staggered from the cafe Into a pub just down the road And bumped into a young man she seemed to know It was, of course, his younger self Who he'd been trying to keep her from So he'd never do that things that he himself did wrong He always told her he had travelled back in time To make sure he would never make her cry And he hadn't lied But now she didn't know What would happen next She sort of hoped They'd find love instead
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The reason that you're fat is that you eat too much It's not to do with your metabolism Your glands, your gran, your genetics The fact that you packed smoking in Are another bunch of things it isn't You need to ditch this list of excuses The only way to lose weight is A simple plan that's still the best Do more, eat less If your physique makes you depressed Do more, eat less If bending over makes you sweat Say no to lifts and take the steps Do more, eat less Now your lifestyle decisions aren't my issue Your BMI scale rating's not my business What pulls my chain is when you say It's so unfair I can't lose weight While wolfing down another pack of Pringles Let's quit the grisling and let's act Like adults and accept the fact There's just one way to shed that flesh Do more, eat less If you would like a looser vest Do more, eat less Oh gentlemen with bouncing breasts Who walk like weebles in distress Do more, eat less It's not just weight where this applies There's an awful lot of work we've got to do in life And there are no Level skipping cheat codes But to put the blame on agencies outside won't help We've got to take responsibility for ourselves And say 'Hey Hey!' I got myself into this mess I'll do more, eat less It's time that I got out of bed I'll do more, eat less When stuck in ruts inside your head Abandon tractor, walk instead Do more, eat less Up to your eyeballs in bad debt Do more, eat less Cannot attract the fairer sex Do more, eat less Wake up that inner voice that says No to self-pity, to life yes Do more, eat less
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Nothing has ever been as shit As a Rail Replacement Bus Service It's no replacement for a train When there's no toilet or a buffet and it's always bloody late It's your own fault if you try To travel at the weekend or during the night Because train timetables are Devised by puritans with grudges and/or a car Believing after half past ten We should all be tucked up in bed But there used to be a line That crept across the Midlands shortly after closing time When the last band had come off You could still get from Leics to Notts Upon the Mystery Train It was a Mystery Train 'Cos late night fun does not fit in With network financial planning It's a breed that's becoming extinct Hunted down and shot by railway bosses who seem to think That a train should just be for Movement between home and work And now wherever I go I look much less in expectation than in hope For public transport that believes We're public first, not employees I'm looking for a Mystery Train Where is the Mystery Train? There are other ways to gauge A worth beyond effect on wage I almost fell into the trap Of thinking everything was crap These dark thoughts flit across your mind When you're stuck on the M1 for hours 'cos your journey's been retimed But I was wrong To assume the days of Mystery Trains had all but been and gone I moved down South To London and discovered the joys of the Overground It's a whole other set of tracks Not shown in back of diary maps It's full of Mystery Trains Let's take the Mystery Trains New Cross, New Malden, Gospel Oak Barking, Bickley, Blackhorse Road Thames Ditton, Forest Hill and Penge They'll take you where you're going and if you're lucky back again Upon the mystery train There's always mystery trains Long live the mystery train
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We can start having fun When all our homework's done When we've revised Our mocks and applied For University We can start making friends When this semester ends There's theses to write And CVs to type I'm a team player We can start to relax In the next band of tax We've children to raise And more bills to pay Responsibilities I have spent most of my life Doing what I hoped was right I've studied and learnt I've saved, paid and earnt I've done enough waiting Let people laugh all that they like I want a motorbike Screw caravans I'm joining a band Won't you play piano? So take my hand and come on Let's bugger off into the sun Let's spend all our cash While we still can We can start having fun
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Kinder 02:09
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RED BLACK GOLD! RED BLACK GOLD! RED BLACK GOLD! RED BLACK GOLD! Near a lonely layby on the B6061 Stands a petrol station rarely used by anyone There behind the cashier's desk The sleeper agent waits For the signal from the Kremlin Telling him to activate Part of a chain of service stations funded by the KGB Designed to form invasion staging posts for the Red Army RED BLACK GOLD! RED BLACK GOLD! RED BLACK GOLD! RED BLACK GOLD! The rest of the chain was quietly sold when the Cold War had cooled down The sleeper used his agent's pension to buy the leasehold out It's all he's ever known to do So he prefers to wait For the signal from the Kremlin Telling him to activate So say 'nyet' to Welcome Break, let Moto be ignored Look for the final holdout On the island of Mam Tor RED BLACK GOLD! RED BLACK GOLD! Searching online for the lyrics to 'Ask' I found an unofficial homepage With a furious debate between teenagers over The words of a Morrissey phrase Some said he sang 'It is the bond' meaning the bond That forms when the lovers unite Others thought it was 'The Bomb' like explosions That go off when love unrequited requites But of course it's the bomb, it's the nuclear bomb Is the bomb that'll bring them together But none of them knew, they had no idea what it meant And I thought, well that's great, that we live in an age Where the kids don't live in certain knowledge That they'll all be wiped out beneath a mushroom cloud Before they're halfway through sixth form college And I know that the world isn't perfect, I know there's lots wrong But at least we have managed to turn round the words of one song Because it's not the bomb, it's not the bomb That'll bring us together And if it's not the bomb maybe it's love
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My boss was in an indie band once He's still got his paisley shirt He reckons that the ethics of punk Can be applied to the world of work My boss was in an indie band once He's still kicking out the jams He says Here are three bullet points Go and form a Business Plan Because my boss was in an indie band once Yes he was He was – yes he was My boss was in an indie band once He never sold his bass It's in the attic with a box of his singles And the master tapes My boss was in an indie band once And when he started working here It was meant to be a temporary gig While he reassessed his Rock Career My boss was in an indie band once Yes he was He was – yes he was Then he got a message on his MySpace from a girl in Kyoto She's a lifelong fan and her record label wanted to know If he's still got the master tapes, they want to do a re-release Turns out he's got a cult following out there in the Far East He was pleased To say the least My boss is in an indie band now He's got a brand new band They're twenty years younger than he is And they're on tour in Japan My boss is in an indie band now And while he's got time off They've asked if I wouldn't mind Acting up to do his job Now I'm the one who was In an indie band once Yes I was - I've played the Bull & Gate I was, yes I was - Nigel Blackwell knows my name I was, yes I was - I've met that Steve Lamacq I was, yes I was - And one day I'll be back I was in an indie band once
9.
The phone rings nine times Before he says 'Yes' She's got a problem with Internet Explorer And he's the Computer Desk He waits and takes the lift to her floor and says 'Show me the problem then' She's mildly mortified to find That everything's working again She flushes bright pink, which he thinks is wonderful She feels like such a fool and so she says It only works because you're here Before you came it was broken It only works because you're here You've got my windows to open Weeks pass and that's that Until he gets in late one day To see she's been and posted a Post-It Note onto his screen that says 'Could you pop up when you've got a minute?' He runs up five flights of stairs To find her computer rebooting And main site IT guy sat in her chair He's red-faced and out of breath, which she thinks is wonderful She knows he wanted to help her and so she says It only works because you're here Before you came it was broken It only works because you're here You've got my windows to open So he pops in to see her when he's passing And also when he's not She's fairly sure that he feels something for her But she can't say exactly what He's nervous and he's shy And that's part of the reason why She likes him But the vague chance of romance is not enough Reason for her to stay He can't believe it when he hears that she's leaving From her whip-round wielding PA There's not enough room on the card to fit All the words that burn in his heart She's leaving It's horrible - he doesn't know what to do Until at her leaving do he puts his hand to his heart and he says It only works because you're here Before you came it was broken It only works because you're here You've got my windows to open She says 'Well you've left it a bit bloody late' 'So let's not waste time now - I think you're GRATE' They kiss, crowd cheers Main site IT guy goes home in a flood of tears
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This is not happening We haven't started yet This is not the gig This is the soundcheck Don't give us your applause Save that for the main set We like to be ignored During the soundcheck This is as good as it gets This is the soundcheck TWO TWO TWO TWO TWO This is the soundcheck And now we're back on stage And we're like men possessed We are so rock and roll Forget the soundcheck Or you might ask yourself Is this all for effect They didn't seem to care During the soundcheck Although we dance and shout Behind our eyes we're dead We are not here for fun This is the soundcheck So be careful to not get excited Try not to break a sweat It wouldn't do to express an emotion During the soundcheck Is this as good as it gets? Or is it the soundcheck? TWO TWO TWO TWO TWO This is the soundcheck

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Extra tracks included on the CD-R of "Regardez, Ecoutez Et Repetez", featuring a whole HEAP of demo versions recorded at StudioSonic on Denmark Street, some otherwise unreleased songs and a couple of interesting tracks recorded at home and in the practice room. Also comes with free chords/lyrics book and Magazine!

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released May 11, 2009

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MJ Hibbett & The Validators London, UK

MJ Hibbett & The Validators have performed live on Radio One, had a Record Of The Year in Rolling Stone, an Album Of The Day on 6Music, released one of the first ever viral videos, toured the UK and Europe, featured in an Edinburgh Fringe Festival show, and recorded a science fiction rock opera, all while maintaining their complete independence from outside record labels. ... more

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