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There was no-body ever like the Pretty Things


All the rest were unhip, they were the rhythm kings.


They were flip and blasé, parents thought they were gay


They were casual and cool, straight from art school.


There was no-body ever like the Pretty Thingsa.


 


There was no-body ever like the Pretty Things


Musically rough, they had a groove that swings.


They brought frenzy to town with ‘Don’t bring Me Down’,


Parents abhorred them but I adored them.


There was no-body ever like the Pretty Things


 


To a lonely suburban boy, stuck in a boring rut


They came like Pied Pipers of joy, a sucker punch to the gut.


I wanted a life like theirs of music and subversion


To take me away from nowhere to a place in my imagination.


 


May, Taylor, Prince, Stax and Pendleton,


May, Taylor, Prince, Stax and Pendleton,


May, Taylor, Prince, Stax and Pendleton,


May, Taylor, Prince, Stax and Pendleton,


 


There was no-body ever like the Pretty Things


Untouched by big fame, they were the hipster kings


They blew all their chances, took too many substances,


Were mistreated by luck but they couldn’t give a ****


There was no-body ever like the Pretty Things