“I don’t know what I’m writing about, I’m just writing. That’s all I can say about it really.” (Mark E. Smith, Melody Maker)

This site is dedicated to annotating the lyrics of The Fall (the vast majority of which are written by Mark E. Smith) and corrections and suggestions are always very welcome. A quick word about interpretation: many of The Fall’s lyrics are resistant to a single reading, and none of the interpretations offered here are meant to be the final word or claim to be the only correct way to understand a lyric.
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