The Beautiful South - I May Be Ugly Lyrics

The Beautiful South Quench cover art
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With a face like a crab's bus ticket
And skin like a llama's door mat
He was always gonna struggle
Nature had seen to that

He dreamt of those old-fashioned movies
Where Bogart gets the dame
But a lorry load of Lorre
Is still the score of pain

And he sings
I may be ugly
But I've got the bottle-opener
He may be fat but he's got the cork-screw
And in the party party politics of this ugly fame
There is no orderly queue

With a chin like a tramp's jukebox
And eyes like a rhino's ash-tray
It was always going to be pantomime
That made him sing and dance anyway

When you feel like London
And you look like Hull
You think Travolta pulled Newton, John
Who did John Hurt pull?

And they compliment the compliment
And it's driving you insane
It's like talking to a helicopter
When you know that you're a plane

Breath like a mountain goat's satchel
Nose like a pool of sick
But you always leave your flies ahoy
'Cause the world wants to suck your ****
Let it suck!

And he sings
I may be ugly
But I've got the bottle-opener
He may be fat but he's got the cork-screw
And in the party party politics of this ugly fame
There is no orderly queue
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 How Long’s a Tear Take to Dry?
  • 2 The Lure of the Sea
  • 3 Big Coin
  • 4 Dumb
  • 5 Perfect 10
  • 6 The Slide
  • 7 Look What I Found in My Beer
  • 8 The Table
  • 9 Window Shopping for Blinds
  • 10 Pockets
  • 11 I May Be Ugly
  • 12 Losing Things
  • 13 Your Father and I


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Dave Rotheray, Paul Heaton
    album: Track 11 in album Quench
    release date: 1998-10-12
    popularity : 48 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock/Pop Rock
    length: 3:41
    producer: Jon Kelly and Paul Heaton
    mixer: John Brough, Paul Heaton and Jon Kelly
    engineer: John Brough
    composer: Paul Heaton, Dave Rotheray
    lyricist: Paul Heaton
    Album Information
    label: Go! Discs
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 731453816626
    script: Latin