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Re: Southern Mark Smith and a lyric question

From: Doug English <>
Date: Mon 20 Jan 2003 - 06:10:37 PST

Similarly, I had always thought he was singing to a girl who was a fan of the Fall and he was trying to "find out what makes [her] heart sing," hoping it would be him, a Southern Mark Smith.

Now for a question that I'm sure is obvious to everyone but me: in The Human Jungle (my favorite JBC song), what is Max singing in the back of the chorus? Not the "And you don't ask why," but the variation of that in the second part of the chorus that sounds something like "Like an A ask why." I don't believe it's on the website. I've puzzled over it (intermittently, of course) for years.


>From: "Numb Angel" <>
>Subject: Southern Mark Smith
>Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 14:01:28 -0500
>I may be way the heck off base, but I always interpreted the song lyrics as
>Pat comparing himself to a Southern Mark Smith - hence all the lines that
>say "LIKE a Southern Mark Smith..." As if maybe some review, audience
>member, etc. said he was like a Southern Mark Smith and he took it and ran
>with it. Cos I found out already what makes my heart sing...-NA
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