Artrockers

What are you doing here where are you from?
Said a rat tail girl from Birmingham
In the lemon tree café after school
On the pinball machine I was trying to look cool

Are you some kind of jumble sale freak?
Try looking at people when they speak
Ask what me what are you doing later on
Is there a party and if so can I tag along

Artrockers , me and him
Bowie, Ferry, Roxy and Jim
Cutting up lines like William B
From books we stole from the library

She said I can tell we share the same sign
Can you get me a double vodka and lime?
In the public bar a lonley old creep
Promised to get us fags on the cheap

Beaten up in the city for looking out of place
Beaten down at home the make up on your face
Those cross country cheats never finished the race
They get chucked out of school in disgrace

Art rockers, they’re coming back
We are under the kosh attack attack
The smart kids have taken to wearing more black
Like Howard Devoto are you having a laugh…

We love Andy Warhol and the Talking Heads
Mott the Hoople and Tyranasuras Rex
Any old tat by Peter Blake
And the girl from the advert for Cadburys Flake..

Futurist Cubist Minimalist Purist
Dad ist Surrealist Anachist Fauvist Op Art Pop Art
Working in a record shop art and never knowing when to stop art…

Artrockers, like scratchy guitars
Long legged girls in sticky out bras
Marvel comics and American cars
And the Selby book of the tra la la la’s

Artrockers me and him
Bowie, Ferry, Roxy and Jim
Cutting up lines like William B
From books we stole from the library

Artrockers



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