Belle and Sebastian - Marx and Engels
From I'm Waking Up To Us, 2001.
Intro: D A G D C G Em A
D A G D
There is misery in all I hear and see, from the people on T.V.
C G Em A
After their tea when life begins again, they'll be happier than me
There are a thousand meals being made on Saturday
G D C G
From the view I saw today, I took a bet inside the launderette,
With a girl from Wallesey
D A G
She spoke in dialect, I could not understand, but one thing that
D C G D
She made clear, there was no coming on to her, there was no way.
Interlude from D: A G D C G Em A x2
C G G
There was no coming on to her, there was no intellect, that she
Em D C Em
Could respect, if it couldn't see, that the girl just wants to be
Left alone with Marx and Engels for awhile,
C Em A
She's writing in style, of any riot girl.
What a ballad; Aquinas says 'pulcra sunt quae visa placent'
...perhaps if Belle and Sebastian were around in his day,
he would have changed eyes to ears.
R. T. Devitt.