Twattish comments: an occasional series – Mick Jagger

Despite Bob Dylan winning his Nobel Prize – the best thing about which was Bob’s indifference/disdain for the whole shebang – pop lyrics are generally asinine. When they’re removed from their protective musical cloak things tend to get even worse.

There are still many gems – I always liked “you ain’t no punk, you punk” (The Cramps, Garbageman) – though rarely ones that involve a multimillionaire self-consciously ‘making a point’.

So here is Sir Mick Jagger (last good song, 1980), who has bestowed on us his lofty thoughts on Brexit:

‘Lock the shutters, bolt the doors, London’s gonna be like Singapore’.

Apparently that’s a reference to the ‘horrific’ thought of the UK becoming a tax haven after Brexit. Mick has obviously forgotten the 70’s. 

His piercing insights on politicians are hard to beat too:

‘The world is upside down, led by lunatics and clowns. No one speaks the truth and the mad-house runs the town.’

He’s obviously keen on rhymes.

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Officer my car ain’t startin’, Even though it’s an Aston Martin… (will this do?)