The best things in life are free
But you can give them to the SDP
I want to go to Tesco's store
And buy some drink and fall on the floor.
I don't care for smart new clothes
I don't care for reading books
I don't care for Quinn and Collins
I don't care for magazines
I don't like lemonade
I think milk should not be made
I don't like coffee and I don't like tea
These are the things that mystify me
I don't care for sport or swimming
I don't care for all those nasty old bogies
I don't care what's on TV
I just want to drink til I can't see
I wish I'd been born a tree
Someone'd come and make a barrel out of me
I get in a fury when I'm not in a brewery
Whiskey, Vodka, Special Brew
All of this is good for you
Gin sling, Cointreau, brandy sour...
Blot right out! Soul happy hour!
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Books vs Radio
brianmaguire[at]-remove-sbcglobal.net - Chicago
9Oct2021 4:00 PM (1 year 232 days ago)
My goodness. For 35 years I have been singing "I don't care for radio." I stumbled on this, immediately went and played the song and yes it's "reading books". What you can believe is amazing.
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soulhappyhour[at]-remove-yahoo.com - jason america
30May2011 8:01 PM (12 years 2 days ago)
Please come back to the states Mr. Fish... ty
Reading books or radio?
- justthisguyyouknow -- Toronto
23May2007 10:15 AM (16 years 11 days ago)
I could have sworn "I don't care for reading books" was actually "I don't care for radio."
Fishie - NN1
28Apr2004 8:26 AM (19 years 36 days ago)
Now, that seems a little unfair to me.
I admit, you won't catch me voting for the SDP (or the Liberal Democrats, as they now style themselves) in any great hurry,
but a "bad" party?
I mean, the National Front is a bad party.
The SDP are just a touch...well...ineffectual.
To be fair, they oppose racism and crusader nonsense out in the Middle East; they support electoral reform; they're happy with the idea of decriminalising marijuana. They're hardly "bad".
And as for "little public support", one assumes that this must be outside of the huge areas of Scotland and Western England which return their politicians to Parliament at every election.
Yours, still reading the bloody Guardian,
shotgun_mallet[at]-remove-yahoo.com - Ian Matthews
21Apr2004 3:11 PM (19 years 42 days ago)
SDP is the social democratic party in the UK. A bad political party with little support...
what's wrong with Quinn & Collins?
soulhappyhour[at]-remove-hotmail.com - long beach, Ca.
3Sep2003 9:41 AM (19 years 274 days ago)
i asked pat this one night in LA backstage after their roxy show circa 1986. he said 'nobody covers "pale blue eyes" and gets away with it, mate'
5Jun2003 11:16 AM (19 years 364 days ago)
so then anyone could tell me what SDP means?
Soul Happy Hour
monkeyboyart[at]-remove-hotmail.com - Toronto, Canada
24May2002 12:21 PM (21 years 11 days ago)
The best song indeed. I just fished out an old cassette of early Butcher songs (circa 1988) on a whim, only to discover his liquor tunes are truer than ever. Makes a man thirsty!