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According to the Lippy Kids Songfacts, the song was written in defense of the British teenager, and the tabloid press's criticism of youngsters who lurk around on street corners attired in hooded sweatshirts.

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Lyrics

Lippy kids on the corner again
Lippy kids on the corner begin
Settling like crows
Though I never perfected the simian stroll

Elbow - Lippy Kids Lyrics

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  • So lovely...
  • Take them to inner space talks on Friday nights
  • Just brill.
  • This song is just pure happiness.
  • i love this song, beautiful song!!! ♥
  • gives me heavy shoulders.
  • Beautful. The way he sings 'buid a rocket boys' is so grasping.
  • Do they know those days are golden? do they?
  • hour long hungry kisses - fine memory - Guy - genius
  • That's the line that gets me, too. And the whistling

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