The best Courteeners lyrics

13 April 2019, 14:00 | Updated: 13 April 2019, 14:01

Liam Fray of Courteeners in 2010
Liam Fray of Courteeners in 2010. Picture: Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images

Liam Fray is one of this country's finest wordsmiths: let's celebrate some of his finest rhyming couplets.

  1. Not Nineteen Forever

    “You're not nineteen forever, pull yourself together / I know it seems strange but things they change / Older woman and ever so slightly younger man / God bless the band, they're doing all they can.”

  2. Yesterday, Today And Probably Tomorrow

    “Will they be there on Tuesday night / Running the bath and turning out the lights? / Will they be there on Thursday afternoons to welcome you home from Euston platform / With heart-shaped balloons? / No.”

    The Courteeners - Yesterday, Today, & Probably Tomorrow - Philadelphia Academy Of Music

  3. Cavorting

    The Courteeners - Cavorting - Live at Coachella 2009

    “She can't stand still cause of 16 pills that's she's taken in the minibus / Her conscience followed her into the night.”

  4. Van Der Graaff

    “She said ‘never do this, never do that, / Watch where you're swinging that rounders bat’.”

    Courteeners - Van Der Graaff

  5. The Rest Of The World Has Gone Home

    “I’ll be sulking by the cigarette machine by the back bar / This time you've gone too far.”

    The Courteeners - The Rest Of The World Has Gone Home Live In Manchester 13/12/2013

  6. No You Didn't, No You Don't

    “There'll always be people looking down their noses / Well I don't care, I'm coming up smelling of roses.”

    The Courteeners - No You Didn't, No You Don't Live

  7. Next Time You Call

    “Wind your neck in / Feel the paranoia set in.”

    The Courteeners - Next Time You Call

  8. Take Over The World

    “I'm only a paperboy from the North West / But I can scrub up well in my Sunday best.”

    The Courteeners - Take Over The World

  9. How Good It Was

    “If you're out enjoying yourself, well I hope that you are / But not that much.”

    Courteeners - How Good It Was (Official Video)

  10. Acrylic

    “If you were thirteen I'd let you off / But you're not and you should know better.”

  11. What Took You So Long?

    “You spend too much time sat in your bedroom on your PC / Are you sure that you couldn’t have found the time swallowed your pride, and admitted your jealousy?”

    The Courteeners - What Took You So Long, Live at Manchester (Official Video)

  12. Cross My Heart And Hope To Fly

    “How can I create a work of art? / Angled over a dishwasher that just won't start.”

    The Courteeners - Cross My Heart and Hope To Fly


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