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National Express
The Divine Comedy Lyrics


Take the National Express when your life's in a mess
It'll make you smile
All human life is here
From the feeble old dear to the screaming child
From the student who knows that to have one of those
Would be suicide
To the family man
Manhandling the pram with paternal pride
And everybody sings, "Ba-ba-ba-da"
We're going where the air is free

On the National Express there's a jolly hostess
Selling crisps and tea
She'll provide you with drinks and theatrical winks
For a sky-high fee
Mini-skirts were in style when she danced down the aisle
Back in '63 (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
But it's hard to get by when your arse is the size
Of a small country
And everybody sings, "Ba-ba-ba-da"
We're going where the air is free
Tomorrow belongs to me

When you're sad and feeling blue
With nothing better to do
Don't just sit there feeling stressed
Take a trip on the National Express
On the National Express, let's go

Lyrics ยฉ Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Neil Hannon

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djaw 96

Take the National Express when your life's in a mess
It'll make you smile
All human life is here
From the feeble old dear to the screaming child
From the student who knows that to have one of those
Would be suicide
To the family man
Manhandling the pram with paternal pride
And everybody sings, "Ba-ba-ba-da"
We're going where the air is free
On the National Express there's a jolly hostess
Selling crisps and tea
She'll provide you with drinks and theatrical winks
For a sky-high fee
Mini-skirts were in style when she danced down the aisle
Back in '63 (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
But it's hard to get by when your arse is the size
Of a small country
And everybody sings, "Ba-ba-ba-da"
We're going where the air is free
Tomorrow belongs to me
When you're sad and feeling blue
With nothing better to do
Don't just sit there feeling stressed
Take a trip on the National Express
On the National Express, let's go



All comments from YouTube:

Grant Tully

If you dont smile when you hear this song you must be on another planet........Proper feel good music. And we need that so much right now.

Ricky west

Yeah I really couldn't agree more with you

Caroline Bedford

Grant Tully, 100% agree with that, this song brings back so many happy memories for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Red Shutter Photography

The line "When your arse is the size of a small country" never fails to crack me up!

Denise Hamlett

Me to it's brill

Neil Murphy

Yah that's the part that I will and always do remember

April Blossom

True - it is very funny as I have been in those coaches many times when going up to Scotland and it can be quite an excursion for some folk to go visit the lo o etc - never seems to get boring this song !

David Vawter

@ExSapper Madman Yeah, you can't say that on the radio anymore

shez

@Thereza Loftus it was developed years ago for SARS. SARS and Covid19 are much the same. It was tweaked slightly, that's all.

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Stewart Lancaster

I was homeless for a while after leaving HM Forces and ending up alternating between agency work in Portsmouth and then in spring , daffodil picking in Cornwall. I slept on NATIONAL EXPRESS between Pompey, Digbeth b,ham and Penzance............journey usually took about a day and it eas about 7pound, It was a good warm sleep out of the rain . and saw the country,
Years later I am sat in my house with my partner and my dogs , not rich but not poor, happy,
Those days sleeping on coaches, picking flowers etc are memories......character building though,

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