A fuckin’ fairytale, I tell ya

A story about the BBC’s decision (and subsequent reversal) to silence out slut and faggot from the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl’s fabulous track Fairy Tale of New York.

And they’re perhaps the most fabulous set of Christmas lyrics on offer, from what is perhaps the most wonderful Christmas song:

You’re a bum
You’re a punk
You’re an old slut on junk
Lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed
You scumbag, you maggot
You cheap lousy faggot
Happy christmas your arse
I pray God it’s our last

May the track rocket to number one in the Hit Parade as a result of the controversy. (It’s currently number two in the iTunes download chart behind Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You, both of which have been boosted by my good self.)

Comments

2 Responses to “A fuckin’ fairytale, I tell ya”

  1. art vandelay on December 18th, 2007 06:44

    Perhaps the most wonderful? It is by far the most wonderful. I would like to have italicised *far* – that’s how strongly I feel about it. Everyone should go to see the Pogues at Crimbo – get yourself down to Brixton Academy.

    Erm, tonight.

  2. daw on December 22nd, 2007 18:39

    =TRIM(“Buying Mariah Carey is worse then responding to Excel. He’s right, get down to Brixton with some beer. I saw them a few years ago with Joe Strummer as lead vocal, what a night”)

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