The Mayor of Simpleton

XTC

credits


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Andy Partridge
album: Track 2 in album Oranges & Lemons
release date: 1989-2-21
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
length: 3:58
lyricist: Andy Partridge
composer: Andy Partridge

Album Information

label: Virgin Japan
country(area): Japan
format: CD
barcode: 4988037005402
script: Latin

Cover Art

Xtc Oranges & Lemons cover art

Lyrics

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Never been near a university,
And some of your friends think that's stupid of me,

And of mathematics well I want none,
But I know one thing,
When their logic grows cold and all thinking gets done,

(please be upstanding for the Mayor of Simpleton),
(please be upstanding for the Mayor of Simpleton),
That you're ever seen talking to me.
Well I don't know how to write a big hit song,
And I may be the Mayor of Simpleton,
And that's I love you.
I'm not proud of the fact that I never learned much,
What you get is all real,
It takes brains to do that anyway. (And anyway...)
And I can't unravel riddles, problems and puns,
And I may be the Mayor of Simpleton,
And that's I love you (I love you).
If depth of feeling is a currency,
Then I'm the man who grew the money tree,
Some of your friends are too brainy to see,

Of all the Nobel prizes that I've never won,
But I know one thing,

You'll be warm in the arms of the Mayor of Simpleton.
You'll be warm in the arms of the Mayor.

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Garden of Earthly Delights
  • 2 The Mayor of Simpleton
  • 3 King for a Day
  • 4 Here Comes President Kill Again
  • 5 The Loving
  • 6 Poor Skeleton Steps Out
  • 7 One of the Millions
  • 8 Scarecrow People
  • 9 Merely a Man
  • 10 Cynical Days
  • 11 Across This Antheap
  • 12 Hold Me My Daddy
  • 13 Pink Thing
  • 14 Miniature Sun
  • 15 Chalkhills and Children