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World Shut Your Mouth
Julian Cope Lyrics


She's flying in the face of fashion now
Seems to have a will of her own
She's flying in the face of fashion, yeah
Seems to have it all chromed
The time was going, so frequently
She said if I try harder again
She's flying in the face of fashion now
Sells the world annually to a friend

She's singin' world shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth

She always used to live so secretly
I'd be seen in the avenue sound
And taking on the role of the four winds now
Having tea there out in the crowd
She's flying in the face of fashion, yeah
Seems to have a will of her own
In lieu of what you're saying so frequently
She seems to have it all adds up

She's singin' world shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth

World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth

World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth

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Written by: JULIAN COPE

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

James Daniels

Reminds me of an anonymous quote from the ancient Greeks that's become my personal motto.

I paraphrase:

"There are three kinds of people in the world, just as there are three kinds of people who go to the Olympic Games:

The Lowest are there to sell.

The Middle are there to compete.

And the Highest are there to sit and watch."



Jasmine Surreal

Blond, sexy as hell and weird handsome plus extra for slow spinning moments in video.

This is what comes out of the North.

Of course the song is excellent as well. Catchy.

But it's hard to listen to it when a face like that is performing.

Driver! Take me back North now, only back to the 80s, thanks.



Tim Blank

I met God in a car, in a dream, in Ankerside
And I was very unkind

I said, "You locked us out of the forest

And gave us a mind
.
I came upon you when I thought I'd lost you

And I cried, 'My God, I thought I'd lost you!

Lost you! Lost you!'"



He said, "My mind is overflowing

With tales to tell

I've been looking around this world I created

It's going so well!"

I looked, I stared, I said, "I think I've lost you!"

Cried out, "My God, I think I've lost you!

Lost you! Lost you!"



I stared into your face, the waves deep and strong

Your fall from grace -- a god so far gone

Remind me not to pray to you

Then my flailing arms smacked your face

Why shouldn't I kill you?

I thought of all the bodies, the religious wars

And all of the millions dying for a nobody cause



Sitting in an 8-foot by 8-foot cell, I cried

"You know this treatment isn't human!"

Up to my waist in the slime and the sweat of days

I hope that I am not forgotten

I came upon you when I thought I'd lost you

And I cried, "My God, I know I've lost you!

Lost you! Lost you!

Know I've lost you

Lost you. Lost you."



All comments from YouTube:

notrut

30 years later and this track is even more valid!

Ahead of its time ...

EIGHTIEESALWAYS

Julian is a very underrated singer.    He is so cool.

Tim Coe - VideoSkunk

He’s got a fucking great voice.

Baron Kimball

That is such a sweet sentiment. He is cool.

John M

not cooler than me lol, all the best friend.

Jimmy The Clown

Incredibly 90's for the 80's

Jsalrulz

Probably the coolest video ever. I just can't prove it.

zzGRENDELzz

I graduated high school in 86 and I remember watching an interview with him where he was asked what he'd like to be in life, what would satisfy him.

I remember like it was yesterday he said he just wanted to be amused. Not happy, not rich, not in love. Amused.

At the time I thought that was the worst thing I'd ever heard. I thought if I ever got that cynical you could just kill me.

And now? I'd like to just remain amused. Thanks Julian.

James Daniels

Reminds me of an anonymous quote from the ancient Greeks that's become my personal motto.

I paraphrase:

"There are three kinds of people in the world, just as there are three kinds of people who go to the Olympic Games:

The Lowest are there to sell.

The Middle are there to compete.

And the Highest are there to sit and watch."

Toria Lyons

I concur. Ahead of his time.

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