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Lyr Req: Mechanical Man (Martin Nesbitt)

Mo the caller 24 Sep 13 - 04:41 AM
nutty 24 Sep 13 - 03:31 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Mechanical man by Martin Nesbitt
From: Mo the caller
Date: 24 Sep 13 - 04:41 AM

There was a request in the Martin Nesbitt obit thread that has sunk out of view unanswered (maybe due to no-one being able to open Mudcat).
Lets try it again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mechanical man by Martin Nesbitt
From: nutty
Date: 24 Sep 13 - 03:31 PM

You can see Martin singing the song on this youtube video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEPeDQmsy4M


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mechanical man by Martin Nesbitt
From: Mo the caller
Date: 24 Sep 13 - 04:39 PM

Thanks nutty.
That page has links to lots of his songs. I lived on Tees-side for a few years, so Wilton Rain struck a chord. You don't hang out your laundry in Stockton-on-Tees if you want it to stay clean (you didn't in the 60s anyway).


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Subject: Lyr Add: MECHANICAL MAN (Martin Nesbitt)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Sep 13 - 01:54 PM

Here's my transcription from the YouTube video:


MECHANICAL MAN
As sung by Martin Nesbitt

I've always been unlucky, especially with men.
Each time I've ment* my broken heart, it got broken once again.
Then one day in the paper an advert caught my eye:
The chance to buy, and build myself, a real mechanical guy.

I sent off for a man-sized box of fabricated steel,
Full of springs and levers, switches, cogs and wheels.
I followed the instructions and I laid him on the floor,
But emotions got the best of me, so I laid him a little bit more.

CHORUS: I built myself a man of steel,
A shinin' hunk of sex appeal,
And although I know he's not real,
He's the man for me.

I tightened up the twiddly bits that hold his parts together,
Made from finest stainless steel, the kind that lasts forever.
Programmed by a microchip to carry out my wishes,
He does my ironin', mows the lawn and washes up my dishes. CHORUS

Well, he doesn't have a voice box, so he can't answer back.
He hasn't got a heart so he can't have a heart attack.
But the part of him I love the most, that fulfils my desires,
Are his great big bright and sexy eyes that bounce around on wires. CHORUS

He's the man I've always wanted; he's just a perfect guy.
He'll stand rock solid by my side until the day I die,
Always at my beck and call, washin', cleanin', dustin',
And all I do is oil his nuts to keep his joints from rustin'. CHORUS

Sometimes when I get lonesome, I hunger for his touch.
He's so strong and gentle, how I need my man so much!
I'd take him as my lover, but we do no more than kissin',
For the very part I need the most is the only part that's missin'. CHORUS


[* I assume he means the past tense of "mend." Americans would say "mended." Is "ment" a British or dialectical form? (I know Brits say "burnt" where Americans would usually say "burned," and so on.)]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mechanical man by Martin Nesbitt
From: Joe_F
Date: 27 Sep 13 - 03:59 PM

Cf. Paper Doll


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mechanical Man (Martin Nesbitt)
From: Mo the caller
Date: 28 Sep 13 - 07:15 AM

Past tense of Mend?
I think I would say mended.
But I might say "Each time I'd mend"
But my English is London ("Queen's"?) English, Northerners could have a variant


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