A Song Lyric Flag in the Sand

Years and years ago listening to the radio on a transatlantic flight, I heard a song who’s chorus stuck with me. I can’t find it and it doesn’t google at all, which probably means it was totally obscure and may have only ended up on the in-flight radio because the band knew someone at the firm that compiled the playlist! I’d be curious to track it down. Now the chances of any regular readers of this blog knowing it is slim to none. But since it doesn’t google, this post may be the one google-entry for it, which may at some time in the future bring a fellow searcher here. If that searcher is you, please leave a comment to get in touch!

The lyric is (as best as I can remember, it may be somewhat variant):

I want a girl who chuffs with her mouth like a train.
I want a girl with Carol Vorderman’s brains.
I want a girl as blind as Mr Magoo.
I want a girl, who looks a bit like you.

Answers on a post card please. Normal religious geek service resumes forthwith.

Edit: All props to Boz for finding the song:

“chuffs with her mouth like a train” was perhaps the biggest divergence. And interesting how my memory had made the Carol Vorderman bit rhyme with ‘train/drain’. Memory is a really fascinating thing. As per Boz in the comments, the real lyrics are:

A Bit Like You – Wubble U

I like the girl who talks with her mouth full
Who’s clever and nubile and won’t cane me mobile
I like the girl who all me mates scoffed at
A girl from Glamorgan who tinkles me organ

I like the girl who goes out with her own crew
Cos chocolates I bought her don’t taste like they oughta
Who won’t take excuses for love bites and bruises
but buy me jerk chicken from fish kebab indian

I like the girl who ain’t no vibe vacuum
Who’s got an opinion and swears for Great Britain
A girl worth romancing who’s crap at breakdancing
Who’s built like a dust truck and don’t give a monkeys

I like the girl who talks with a mouth like a drain
I like the girl who’s naughty and saucy and game
I like the girl who reads her book in the loo
I like the girl who looks a bit like you

I like the girl who drinks more than I do
With Stoly and beer cans who shouts at away fans
She’ll like a good medley, have tickets for wembley
Like quality bedding and a nosh at the wedding

I like the girl who don’t care who she talks to
A dictionary thwarter, a Lucretia Borgia
I like the girl who’s sniffing the Uhu
So give me that voodoo, that voodoo that you do

I like the girl who talks with a mouth like a drain
I like the girl who’s naughty and saucy and game
I like the girl who reads her book in the loo
I like the girl who looks a bit like you

I like the girl with caviar, champagne and chips
I like the girl with Carol Vorderman lips
I like the girl who’s blind as Mr Magoo
I like the girl who looks a bit like you

’nuff said.

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17 responses to “A Song Lyric Flag in the Sand

  1. My guess is you fell asleep and dreamed it up. Those lyrics sound pretty far-fetched anyway. Hey, publish it!

  2. Ian

    Good thought! It could have been, but I did have to look up Mr Magoo.

  3. atimetorend

    Hmm, subliminal memory? Spiritual entities whispering in your ear?

  4. Ian

    If that’s true, then I like God’s sense of humour!

  5. Tracy

    How about Cake’s song, “Short Skirt/Long Jacket”?

  6. Ian

    Tracy, thanks for stopping by and thanks for commenting!

    That is a good song, I heard it for the first time when searching for my mystery song. But not the one I’m thinking of, sadly.

  7. Boz

    A Bit Like You – Wubble U

    I like the girl who talks with her mouth full
    Who’s clever and nubile and won’t cane me mobile
    I like the girl who all me mates scoffed at
    A girl from Glamorgan who tinkles me organ

    I like the girl who goes out with her own crew
    Cos chocolates I bought her don’t taste like they oughta
    Who won’t take excuses for love bites and bruises
    but buy me jerk chicken from fish kebab indian

    I like the girl who ain’t no vibe vacuum
    Who’s got an opinion and swears for Great Britain
    A girl worth romancing who’s crap at breakdancing
    Who’s built like a dust truck and don’t give a monkeys

    I like the girl who talks with a mouth like a drain
    I like the girl who’s naughty and saucy and game
    I like the girl who reads her book in the loo
    I like the girl who looks a bit like you
    I like the girl with caviar, champagne and chips
    I like the girl with Carol Vorderman lips
    I like the girl who’s blind as Mr Magoo
    I like the girl who looks a bit like you

    I like the girl who drinks more than I do
    With Stoly and beer cans who shouts at away fans
    She’ll like a good medley, have tickets for wembley
    Like quality bedding and a nosh at the wedding

    I like the girl who don’t care who she talks to
    A dictionary thwarter, a Lucretia Borgia
    I like the girl who’s sniffing the Uhu
    So give me that voodoo, that voodoo that you do

  8. Ian

    Wow Boz, you win the internet! Did you know it or did you google it?

    And five years on, my memory is pretty good, I was expecting more misheard lyrics than that!

  9. atimetorend

    I confess to taking the internet challenge and failing. If Boz googled it, I bow to his superior power of search engine.

  10. Ian

    Yes, if he did, then the google-force is strong in that one.

  11. Boz

    I googled it.

    Just like any other proficiency, it takes experience and practice. To know what phrases are likely to be helpful, and what phrases will be dead-ends.

  12. atimetorend

    Yeah, but I thought I was pretty good at it… ’till now… :^|

  13. Tom

    Well Ian, almost a year on to the day and like you I finally got around to searching for the song as I also tried in vain for years on google. I feel slightly guilty though as iv’e known all this time that it was BBC Radio One DJ Steve LeMac’s Last ever song on his last ever show, so i’m sure I could have done something with that info. So big thanks to you for making my search much more simple!!

  14. Ian

    No worries Tom!

  15. Ali

    I have been trying to find this song for years. I remember hearing it on Radio 1. I’m chuffed to bits that I found this blog!

  16. Tim

    Getting quite a bit of 6 music airplay x2 this week once on Lammos show

  17. mickey d

    thanks this has been buging me for years

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