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The 1975 - Part of The Band

[Verse 1: Matthew Healy]
She was part of the Air Force, I was part of the band
I always used to bust into her hand
In my, my, my imagination
I was living my best life, living with my parents
Way before the paying penance and verbal propellants
And my, my, my cancellations, hm, yeah

[Verse 2: Matthew Healy]
And I fell in love with a boy, it was kinda lame
I was Rimbaud and he was Paul Verlaine
In my, my, my imagination
So many cringes and heroin binges
I was coming off the hinges, living on the fringes
Of my, my, my imagination, oh, yeah
[Pre-Chorus: Matthew Healy]
Enough about me now
"You gotta talk about the people, baby"
(But that's kind of the idea)

[Chorus: Matthew Healy]
Now I'm home, somewhere I don't like
Eating stuff off of motorbikes
Cumming to her lookalikes
I can't get the language right
Just tell me what's unladylike

[Verse 3: Matthew Healy]
I know some Vaccinista tote bag chic baristas
Sitting in east on their communista keisters
Writing about their ejaculations
"I like my men like I like my coffee
Full of soy milk and so sweet, it won't offend anybody"
Whilst staining the pages of The Nation, oh, yeah

[Pre-Chorus: Matthew Healy]
A Xanax and a Newport
"Well I take care of my kids", she said

[Chorus: Matthew Healy & Jack Antonoff]
The worst inside of us begets
That feeling on the internet
It's like someone intended it
(Like advertising cigarettes)
A diamond in the rough begets
The diamond with a scruff you get
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[Outro: Matthew Healy]
Am I ironically woke? The butt of my joke?
Or am I just some post-coke, average, skinny bloke
Calling his ego imagination?
I've not picked up that in a thousand four hundred days
And nine hours and sixteen minutes, babe
It's kind of my daily iteration

“Part of the Band” is the lead single from The 1975’s fifth studio album "Being Funny in a Foreign Language." Matty confirmed on Reddit that the song “Part of The Band” originated from a bridge written for the unreleased song “New York” by Benjamin Francis Leftwich: "Hey guys I’ve just started doing interviews where I explain the record and it’s context. Just for you guys, as I see you talking about it, New York is not on the album: New York is a song written by my friend Benjamin Francis Lefwich. I love the song and it didn’t have a bridge. So when I opened up for Phoebe I kinda wanted to do that old school Greenwich Village folk scene thing where people used to just play songs that were knocking around by other artists. The bridge was written by me. And then became part of the band. New York will be finished eventually but is not a song of The 1975. Love you see you really soon x “Part of The Band” was co-produced by Jack Antonoff along with Healy and bandmate George Daniel. It also features some vocals from Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner, who calls the 1975 her favorite band. The song does indeed feature terms like “ejaculation,” “ironically woke,” “my cancellation,” and “Vaccinista,” as well as the already infamous line, “I like my men like I like my coffee – full of soy milk and so sweet it won’t offend anybody whilst staining the pages of The Nation.” But as on so many other 1975 songs, Matty Healy weaves his more outlandish words into the music so smoothly that you might not even notice how many buttons he’s pushing."

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