Des de Moor
Stupid People MP3 available
From Testing Times
New album, forthcoming 2002: in the meantime enjoy the advanced demos, live takes and previews!
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Des de Moor
I got the idea for this song while still working on Water of Europe, but initially rejected it because I thought it would alienate the audience -- of course, it turns out everyone laughs because no-one thinks it applies to them! Part of the lyric-writing process involved Ian Harris and I in lengthy phone conversations about the things selfish and inconsiderate people do in public that really irritate us. It's proved a successful song in my live set.
I try to be a humanist
And struggle bravely to resist
Appealing to authority
I know society's to blame
For what each one of us became
And these days thinking for yourself's
Considered bad for mental health.
Unleashing humankind's potential's
Not a matter existential,
But sometimes when my mind is wandering
I catch myself still pondering...
Why are there so many stupid people in the world?
On crowded pavements
You see there's so many stupid people in the world.
They're bad when sober,
See there are so many stupid people in the world
Written: Wingham, 30 September & 3 October 1999; Deptford, London, October 1999.
© Copyright Des de Moor and Ian Harris 2002
Currently unavailable except on an out-take version on this site. To be recorded on the forthcoming album Testing Times (see left).
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