Things

Hey…

Talk to me, whisper in my ear
Be quiet, don’t let anyone else hear
Talk to me, whisper in my ear
Be quiet, don’t let anyone else hear

Don’t you think they want me for it
Can’t you see they arrested me for it
I just hope they don’t need me for it
Birds and bees will soon be falling now

We found out
We found out
We found out

Wrong direction, silly alien
Made a promise, to a young man
Wrong direction, silly alien
Made a promise, to a young man

Don’t you think they want me for it
Can’t you see they arrested me for it
I just hope they don’t need me for it
Crooks and thieves will stew me for it now

We found out
We found out
We found out

We found out
We found out
We found out

We all love you, and we’re proud of that
We all wish we had your silly hat
We all love you, and we’re proud of that
We all wish we had your silly hat

Don’t you think they want me for it
Can’t you see they arrested me for it
I just hope they don’t need me for it
Birds and bees will soon be falling now

Jonny and Clyde will dance with me for it
Sarah and Eileen would kiss me for it
Sue and Joanne will kill me for it
Richard and Larry will pay a lot for it
Malcolm and Alan might have drugged me for it
Mummy and daddy will love me for it

Demo version

Hey…

Talk to me, whisper in my ear
Be quiet, don’t let anyone else hear
Talk to me, whisper in my ear
Be quiet, don’t let anyone else hear

Don’t you think they want me for it
Can’t you see they arrested me for it
I just hope they don’t need me for it
Crooks and thieves will stew me for it now

Without a doubt
Without a doubt
Without a doubt

Wrong direction, silly alien
Made his promise, to a young man
Wrong direction, silly alien
Made his promise, to a young man

Don’t you think they want me for it
Can’t you see they arrested me for it
I just hope they don’t need me for it
Crooks and thieves will stew me for it now

We all love you, and we’re proud of that
We all wish we had your silly hat
We all love you, and we’re proud of that
We all wish we had your silly hat

Don’t you think they want me for it
Can’t you see they arrested me for it
I just hope they don’t need me for it
Crooks and thieves will stew me for it now

Jonny and Boyd will dance with me for it
Sarah and Leif would kiss me for it
Steve and Joanne will kill me for it
Richard and Barry will play loud for it
Malcolm and Aaron might have cursed me for it
Mummy and daddy will love me for it
Chris and Patrick will smile with me for it
And the most special person might doubt me for it now

Don’t you think they want me for it
Can’t you see they arrested me for it
I just hope they don’t need me for it…

Song Notes

“Things” first appeared on the 1992 Shed demo tape. Ash bassist Mark Hamilton would later claim that “Things” is his least favourite Ash song. The demo version features slightly different lyrics.