Nintendo Fallacy

Crocketts.net release info:
A bit of the old, a bit of the new...'Nintendo Fallacy' is where The Crocketts seemed to do a bit of reckoning with where they'd been and where exactly they were going with their music. A mixture of slightly more commercial, radio-friendly tunes such as 'Mrs. Playing Dead' (which made it onto their next full-length album) and 'Son of the Devil' collide with the irreverant-swearing on final track, 'Don't Curse in Front of My Kids'... a number that makes 'Will You Still Care' look tame by comparison. The strategic placing of it at the end sort of gives a resounding 'f*ck off' to the unsuspecting tunes that preceed it. The Crocketts dug way back into their musical archives and lyrically re-worked 'Beauty and the Beast' -- it was a track written by Dan during their Aberystwyth days and originally titled 'Insect Man' (chorus went something like 'You better watch your ass Insect Man / I have the swatter in my hand...' Well, you get the point). Although 'Nintendo Fallacy' is sometimes a 'forgotten about' album in their discography, re-evaluating it now shows a subtle crossroads The Crocketts were making at the time.

CD Tracklisting:
MRS PLAYING DEAD
SON OF THE DEVIL
SIT BACK SUCKER AND SAY
SMOULDER
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
DONT CURSE IN FRONT OF MY KIDS


NF Front Cover

NF Inside 1

NF Case Rear

NF CD


NF Inside 2 "Crock-ness Monster"

NF Back Cover

Mrs Playing Dead

It's not every afternoon
That I walk into a bar
And I look at a woman
And I know I'm Going to love her all of my life.
It's not every evening
I go weak at the knees
And I get butterflies
And I know I'm going to love her all of my life
Hey Mrs playing dead
I just saw you move your head
The sun is out
The sky is blue
Romance is in the air
I am so reduced I am hanging on although
What human that is in me is left to live
Life like a rat off of your words
And the ever present voice
Hypnotic and singing on through
And I am dead to you


Son of the Devil

It wasn't as easy as it looked,
Wasn't as simple as it seemed.
Wasn't just a case of grabbing the girl and getting to grips.
It wasn't as crazy as I'd dreamed,
Not as crazy as it could've been.
Wasn't just a case of shake the butt and swing the hips.

I've got a gorgeous girl,
she's got a sexual sister.
both got a meddling' mum,
who says that I'm the son of the Devil.

It wasn't as happy as I'd hoped,
It was much to ruff ready and broke,
it wasn't just a case of grabbing the girl and getting to grips,
The whole damn thing went up in flames,
her mum stepped in and blew my game.
Wasn't just a case of charming a snake and kissing its lips.

I've gotta gorgeous girl,
she's got a sexual sister.
both got a meddling' mum,
who says that I'm the son of the Devil,

I've gotta gorgeous girl,
she's got a sexual sister.
both got a meddling' mum,
who says that I'm the

I've gotta gorgeous girl,
she's got a sexual sister.
both got a meddling' mum,
who says that I'm the son of the Devil,


Sit back sucker and say

It's a tragedy,
We've lost are melody,
to papers and TV,
Nintendo Fallacy.
And everything we do is strange,
Everything we touch decays.

Sit back sucker and say,
I care, I care, I care, I care.
Sit back sucker and say,
I care, I care, I care.

There's a swinger, in the barn.
All for the king's chair,
Cause he wouldn't sing their anthem,
He died for Anarchy.
And everything we do is strange,
Everything we touch decays.

Sit back sucker and say,
I care, I care, I care, I care.
Sit back sucker and say,
I care, I care, I care, I care.

Take me to your leader,
I'll show him how it's done.
Feed me bread and water,
I'll suffer for your fun.
I care about everything we're forcing on ourselves.
Nintendo Fallacy,
It's all I've ever had.

Sit back sucker and say,
I care, I care, I care, I care.
Sit back sucker and say,
I care, I care, I care, I care.


Smoulder

You took a choke a teethhold in my day
Left me just what I am structuring
The smoothness of soft wind
And soft hair, in my hand

Sometimes the diviner backs and splits me
But mostly when my eyelids
Scrape off the street
Itís just you
And your warmth, to reach.

I smoulder,
All I ever wanted
Was to be the purple apple in your eye
I grow older,
What can I do well I dunno
What can I do well I just dunno

I was left with a muttering in my head
All of the blows that I ever dealt
Chopped and shuffled
I donít like noise
Is it quiet when youíre dead.

I am surrounded by heartless citizens
Storing their money in the gaps of their ribs
My teeth are clenched
Thereís someone
I have never kissed


Beauty and the Beast

Took her out on a Saturday,
We went down to the flix,
But she kept getting smart with me
coz' I laughed at all the soppy bits,
I wanted to give her a good time,
Get her locked in the city,
but I puked up over her pretty face,
and then she wouldn't kiss me.

I want my tongue between your teeth,
I want to trespass on your heath,
I am the Beauty and the Beast,
I'm a monstrosity.

Said she wanted diamonds,
chocolates and romance,
She said she wanted Paris,
But I refused to go to France,
Now I'm just a monstrosity,
Who dribbles in his sleep,
I hang out in the back streets,
With all the other dead beats.

I want my tongue between your teeth,
I wanna trespass on your heath,
I am the Beauty and the Beast,
I'm a monstrosity.

I want my tongue between your teeth,
I wanna trespass on your heath,
I am the Beauty and the Beast,
I'm a monstrosity.


Don't curse in front of my kids

Shit, fuck, cunt, motherfucker.
Shit, fuck, cunt, motherfucker.
Shit, fuck, cunt, motherfucker.
Shit, fuck, cunt, motherfucker.
Shut up, buckle up,
don't curse in front of my kids.
Sit down, light up,
you know what's best.

And the first time that I met her,
It was strange,
I was stuck in front of a
fireing range.
She said these are the
things that you (doubt?),
And I said the makes you Mrs (??)

Well you are the queen bee of your course,
and the world's a pretty place from the,
top of your high horse.
I didn't mean to make a mess,
when I tore your party dress,
party, party dress,
Didn't mean to tear your party dress.
Dress, party, party dress,
I didn't mean to tear your party dress.
I didn't mean to tear your party dress.
I didn't mean to tear your party dress.

Shit, fuck, cunt, motherfucker.
Shit, fuck, cunt, motherfucker.
Shit, fuck, cunt, motherfucker.
Shit, fuck, cunt, motherfucker.
Shut up, buckle up,
don't curse in front of my kids.
Sit down, light up,
you know what you did.

And the first time that I met her,
She smoked (clot?),
The first time that I met her I had to
smoke (clots?),
She said thses are the things that I (doubt?)
And I said that makes you Mrs (??),

Well you are the queen bee of your course,
and the world's a pretty place from the,
top of your high horse.
I didn't mean to make a mess,
when I tore your party dress,
party, party dress,
Didn't mean to tear your party dress.
Dress, party, party dress,
I didn't mean to tear your party dress.
I didn't mean to tear your party dress.
I didn't mean to tear your party dress.

Shit, fuck, cunt, motherfucker.
Shit, fuck, cunt, motherfucker.


All lyrics (p) & ©1999 BLUE DOG RECORDS LTD/V2 MUSIC LTD.

All lyrics interpreted and writen by Adam Perry.
As they were worked out by ear, they may be wrong in places.
Lyrics from Smoulder courtesy of Craig, who recieved them from The Crocketts.