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There's a particular bent of mind, certain way of thinking that you need to appreciate The Fall, if you're not tuned in, you never will be. Carry Bag Man,( Carrier bag man, carry a bag, man!) is a typical bizarre idea, not Superman,  nor Spiderman,  NO IT'S CARRIER BAG MAN.

I'm in love with the Carrier Bag Man
I love the Carrier Bag Man X2
Carrier bags strewn all around the room
Ah, the Carrier Bag Man-- I am him
Coz I am the Carrier Bag Man -- I am the carrier bag man
I've no time to sit comfortable down
But I still need armchairs round my home
To put carrier bags on
I am the Carrier Bag Man
Carry a bag man!
I don't make waves, I hide bags in graves
No cash is earned straight nowadays anyways
Please all you onlookers understand
So make gangway for Carrier Bag Man
I am Carrier Bag Man
(Megaphone rant)
When in town I keep head down
Kneel on the croft when the mariah comes round
Fat-assed workmen, I scurry around
There's few good places to hide bags behind
Coz I am Carrier Bag Man.
Carry a bag man!

 

 

 

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MES sings this as if he had just drank a jar of coffee and taken pills.

I'm totally wired.
Can't you see?
I'm totally wired.
Can't you see?
My butterfly stomach
Growls growls
I drank a jar of coffee
Then I took some of these
And now I'm totally wired.
Life leaves you surprised.
Slaps you in the eyes
And I was a communist
A rich man would bail me.
The opposite applies.
The morning light
Another fresh fight
Another row
Right right right right
And I'm totally wired.
You don't have to be weird to be wired
You don't have to be an American to be strange
You don't have to be strange to be strange
You don't have to be weird to be weird.
I'm totally wired.
My heart and I agree.
I'm always worried.
 
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Mark E. Smith was a proud Mancunian and often referenced Manchester or Salford. 

See the fleet of cruising cars
Go past the stations and the bars.
Never stop to get out
In case they choose to cruise about.
Well, I tell you, that boy,
He stopped up at the station.
He must be on a mission of passion
Couldn't make out whether he was from
Salford or...ah... Manchester.
And this London visitor had this to say:
"Cheater"
Cheetham Hill.
Only way you stop is for passion at the station.
Why you cruising? To be unfaithful.
You want to settle up, you want to settle down.
And some man really hurt you.
He isn't around in Cheetham.
You cheated.
Well I tell you,
That boy, he stopped up at the station.
He must be on a mission of passion.
Cheater.
Cheetham Hill.
Where you going, boy? Are you cheatin'?
Is that why you come from Cheetham Hill?
When you stopped up at the station
Was it an excuse to get away from your wife for the evening?
Couldn't make out whether he was from
(Max or Mary)
Salford or...ah...Manchester
(Chutney ferret)
And this London visitor had this to say
"Cheater"
Cheetham
(Cheetham Hill)
(customised
Intentional
There's no need to go berserk
You don't scratch my nice blue Merc
I won't need to go berserk
If you don't scratch my nice green Merc)
And the boy stopped up
At the passion wagon
We couldn't make out where he was from
Salford or Manchester
And this London visitor had this to say
 
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For those who do like The Fall, and miss 'em, there is a suitable alternative to get excited about.  Brix Smith Start, Paul and Stephen Hanley,  ex Fall stalwarts have had three albums so far with BRIX AND THE EXTRICATED,  the style is  Fall like from Bend Sinister/ Nations Saving Grace period. 

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