Mayor of Simpleton Lyrics

XTC


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Andy Partridge
album: Track 1 in album Mayor of Simpleton
release date: 1989-1-16
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock
length: 3:59
producer: Paul Fox
engineer: Ed Thacker
lyricist: Andy Partridge
composer: Andy Partridge

Cover Art

Xtc Mayor of Simpleton cover art
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Never been near a university,
Never took a paper or a learned degree,
And some of your friends think that's stupid of me,
But it's nothing that I care about

Well I don't know how to tell the weight of the sun,
And of mathematics well I want none,
And I may be the Mayor of Simpleton,
But I know one thing and that's I love you

When their logic grows cold and all thinking gets done,
You'll be warm in the arms of the Mayor of Simpleton

I can't have been there when brains were handed round
(Please be upstanding for the Mayor of Simpleton),
Or get past the cover of your books profound,
(Please be upstanding for the Mayor of Simpleton),
And some of your friends thinks it's really unsound,
That you're even seen talking to me

Well I don't know how to write a big hit song,
And all crossword puzzles well I just shun,
And I may be the Mayor of Simpleton,
But I know one thing and that's I love you

I'm not proud of the fact that I never learned much,
Just feel I should say,
What you get is all real, I can't put on an act,
It takes brains to do that anyway (And anyway...)

And I can't unravel riddles, problems and puns,
How the home computer has me on the run,
And I may be the Mayor of Simpleton,
But I know one thing and that's I love you (I love you)

If depth of feeling is a currency,
(Please be upstanding for the Mayor of Simpleton),
Then I'm the man who grew the money tree,
(No chain of office and no hope of getting one)
Some of your friends are too brainy to see,
That they're paupers and that's how they'll stay

Well I don't know how many pounds make up a ton,
Of all the Nobel prizes that I've never won,
And I may be the Mayor of Simpleton,
But I know one thing and that's I love you

When all logic grows cold and all thinking gets done,
You'll be warm in the arms of the Mayor of Simpleton
You'll be warm in the arms of the Mayor of Simpleton
You'll be warm in the arms of the Mayor
(Please be upstanding for the Mayor of Simpleton)
(Please be upstanding for the Mayor of Simpleton)
(Please be upstanding for the Mayor of Simpleton)
(Please be upstanding for the Mayor of Simpleton)
(Please be upstanding for the Mayor of Simpleton)


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Mayor of Simpleton
  • 2 Ella Guru
  • 3 Living in a Haunted Heart (home demo)
  • 4 The Good Things (home demo)