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Has a song ever made you feel as frenetic as Weller provokes here?
A police car and a screaming sirenA pneumatic drill and ripped up concreteA baby wailing and stray dog howlingThe screech of brakes and lamp light blinking
That's entertainment, that's entertainment
A smash of glass and a rumble of bootsAn electric train and a ripped up 'phone boothPaint splattered walls and the cry of a tomcatLights going out and a kick in the balls
Days of speed and slow time MondaysPissing down with rain on a boring WednesdayWatching the news and not eating your teaA freezing cold flat and damp on the walls
Waking up at six am on a cool warm morningOpening the windows and breathing in petrolAn amateur band rehearsing in a nearby yardWatching the tele and thinking about your holidays
Waking up from bad dreams and smoking cigarettesCuddling a warm girl and smelling stale perfumeA hot summer's day and sticky black tarmacFeeding ducks in the park and wishing you were far away
Two lovers kissing amongst the scream of midnightTwo lovers missing the tranquillity of solitudeGetting a cab and travelling on busesReading the graffiti about slashed seat affairs
If anyone anywhere has ever written a better song than this then someone please tell me what it is?
Pull your guitar out & let your aggressions sound-off.
SO bleak … so BEAUTIFUL
Rip keith flint
Love these lyrics, reminds me of my brother growing up. He never ate his tea mum slaved over!
I never get tired of this song.
I lived in the 20th century and this song sounds just as good today as it did then. Haha.
This is an amazing song, and the band is awesome…I can totally imagine DAVID BOWIE DIGGING THIS! Sounds like it could be a Bowie song 🙂
The anthem for growing up on a British council estate in the 70s & 80s. You didnt have much but learned to appreciate the little things in life
I sang this spot on in a bar last night everyone looked clueless. As to who this was Really sad. I was born in the wrong time in history Of course everyone asked who it was after.
where the hell have all the years gone !!
Beauty, only reached No.21 in the UK back in February 1981.Apparently, Paul Weller wrote that song while he was half cut.That song really sums up England in a dull light, but it is still one of the best from the 1980's.
Alrite.., you got ya PlayStation's and your internet..but wheres the voice of your generation? ..back in my day..this kind of music spoke to us . And clubs, clubs were our churches..not like today…hotspots for vanity /aggression and thuggery with music that encourages you have a dirty attitude to lif….we played real music.. music that had a message good or bad. I fear for the younger generation
Thats entertainment 😊😊😊
He wrote this in a pub one night.
Love it my salutations from Miami. Long live UK.
I'm here because of The Inbetweeners, oh and yeah, the fact that is a fucking awesome track
There was me, age 13 and a half, i fancied this girl in my class called Jo, she always seemed cool and grown up, anyway, we were friends and she did me a compliation tape, this was 1988 an this song was on it, along with the smiths bigmouth strikes again, the sex pistols, the clash and other stuff. The tape was left in my brothers car which got broke in to and somebody stole the tape. Anyway, id never heard any of this type of music till then and it was exciting, as music was at that age, i was obsessed with music, it was a very intense experience. Although now at age 43 i still like music,but…i rarely get that euphoric rush that i did as a teenager, sadly, Maybe ive just heard too much of it, and too many classic bands and have become jaded ? Although i listen to it often, as the one thousand song play list on my chnl will attest to. But its not quite as good as it was ! Maybe i am trying to recreate a feeling ? Damn
I know that Paul has no use for the tag of punk or punk music and that's why he is punk, more punk than a lot of poseurs who try to be that.
Best use of backward guitars magic
Once upon a time, there was a "once upon a time" now there is only "the end"
WHAT A CLASSIC !!! THE JAM,, IS GOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALWAYS AWESOME SONGWRITNG HITS
Should have 200 million views
As an American, I don't know how much I love this song. Some of the references seem a bit twee, such as "petrol,""telly," etc. On the other hand, it has a fantastic hook, great melody, etc. On a whim, I bought "Snap!" as a double LP in 1988. The Jam are fabulously unknown/underrated.
Lady Dynamite Season 2
Are you not entertained?
A true classic! Our, slightly different take: /watch?v=tEYMiKyJGnY (put youtube.com before it)
none of the people who think they have the right to represent us understand songs like this
On my funeral-list for sure !
Since the day this came out I've always thought it was the best acoustic intro ever and still do
one of my fav British groups….
you're my entertainment..thank you!
reminds me of the time i was taking the tube from elsworth to brixton and this bloak walks up to me and says i look too big for me boots so i said where you from mate and he says westminster buckinghamshire and i says oh yeah how about we go for a bare nuckle then and i said fuck you you caant your the one with the lower unkton crickett malot so piss off and suck your mum fagger
Is it true or urban myth he wrote this in ten minutes when he came from the pub?
makes me want to call people bloaks n cunts.
This was a bit of an anthem for me and my teenage pals back in the early eighties. We got up to shit, got in trouble with the coppers, never really hurt anyone. We were sad.Good times.
An now, a left-winger will call this song racist.
I love when I re-discover a song that I've heard in passing over the years and then can't stop listening to it!
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