I've Come for My Award Lyrics

The Beautiful South


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Dave Rotheray, Paul Heaton
album: Track 5 in album Choke
release date: 1990-10-29
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock/Pop Rock
length: 3:15
producer: Mike Hedges
engineer: Lance Phillips, Ben Kape and Rupert Coulson
composer: Paul Heaton, Dave Rotheray
lyricist: Paul Heaton

Cover Art

The Beautiful South Choke cover art
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This is the Awards for Industry and Free Enterprise
So let me sit you down and tell you how I won first prize
I took on your free enterprise and your pretty little shops
Walked in with empty bags and walked out with the lot

So I've come for my award, I've come for my award
I thought I'd come in person that's the least I can afford
Let hands be shook
Champagne poured
Sentence ignored
Yes. I've come for my award

This is the Awards for Industry and Free Enterprise
Anyone want a gold watch in a ladies' size?
There's a few more round the back
I stole them from your shop
We've got no more in silver, that's all that you'd got

So I've come for my award, I've come for my award
I thought I'd come in person that's the least I can afford
Let hands be shook
Champagne poured
Sentence ignored
Yes. I've come for my award

I chatted with your guards and winked at roving eye
A thousand hidden cameras were searching cross the sky
But they didn't see me pinch them from underneath their eyes

So I've come for my award, I've come for my award
I thought I'd come in person that's the least I can afford
Let hands be shook
Champagne poured
Sentence ignored
Yes. I've come for my award
Jesus was my greatest accomplice
Jesus was my greatest accomplice
Jesus was my greatest accomplice
Yes, I've come for my award

Hairdryer, overcoat, telly, dot-to-dot
Video, compact disc, there's nothing we forgot
Whilst I was busy smiling my father got the lot
I've come for my Award


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Tonight I Fancy Myself
  • 2 My Book
  • 3 Let Love Speak Up Itself
  • 4 Should've Kept My Eyes Shut
  • 5 I've Come for My Award
  • 6 Lips
  • 7 I Think the Answer's Yes
  • 8 A Little Time
  • 9 Mother's Pride
  • 10 I Hate You (But You're Interesting)
  • 11 The Rising of Grafton Street
  • 12 What You See Is What You Get