Meet The New Mozart
Prefab Sprout Lyrics


Meet the new Mozart,
he's in the bed where commerce
sleeps with art;
who can blame him?
No pauper's grave this time round
will claim him.

Only days before he died
the Salzburg wonder, prophesised;
'I know one day I will see
a less heartbreaking century.'

'I'll form a band, and play some dates,
reject the music God dictates.
All I write may not last,
hell it may be manure,
but I'll endure,
not burn out fast.'

Meet the new Mozart,
the comeback of the Salzburg wizard.
Meet the new Mozart,
he's in the bed where commerce
sleeps with art;
who can blame him?
No pauper's grave this time round
will claim him.

So much for the divine spark,
it flared then left me in the dark.
Next time I won't be so pure
dreaming big, dying poor.

Next time round, not so bright,
I'll swap a molten core, a starburst for,
candlelight.

Meet the new Mozart,
the comeback of the Salzburg wizard.
Meet the new Mozart,
he's in the bed where commerce
sleeps with art;
who can blame him?
No pauper's grave this time round
will claim him.

Meet the new Mozart,
who can blame him?
No pauper's grave this time round
will claim him.

Contributed by Noah G. Suggest a correction in the comments below.
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Comments from YouTube:

Spike Worsley

Excuse my language, but Paddy is a f*cking genius songwriter. Thank you for reminding me of this via your post. He's right up there with Macca, Costello and Joni Mitchell in my book. :D

terry noonan

thanks dude, obviously a true fan,respect.[this comes from mozarts home]

Spike Worsley

*sigh* thanks - great job!

sproutyDP

Nice one Jim, thanks.

John Lawler

Paddy has a stellar record of superb songwriting This is one of his best. Too bad it was never recorded by the full Sprout complement.

Marco Pedemonte

Paddy Paddy..you are simply great...thanks.,..