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Jarvis Cocker To Publish Lyric Collection
The Quietus , June 30th, 2011 07:16

Watch! Video where Mr Cocker discusses lyrics

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With the Pulp reunion firing on all cylinders and a successful BBC 6 Music show, Jarvis Cocker is to add a another feather to his hat by publishing his first collection of lyrics. Mother, Brother, Lover: Selected Lyrics will be published in October, and you can watch a video interview with Faber publishing director Lee Brackstone below. Cocker says that he's an accidental lyricist: "it's not like you really want to write words, but if you're the singer you've got to. That's how it happened to me." He says that his first ever lyric (thankfully not in the collection) 'Shakespeare Rock' "got a a baby / only one thing's wrong / Quote Shakespeare all day long / I said baby why are you ignoring me / She said to be or not to be." There's also an interesting discussion of his liking of the former Poet Laureate Philip Larkin. Anyway, you can watch that below:

Jarvis Cocker on Writing and Publishing his Lyrics from FaberBooks on Vimeo.

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Jun 30, 2011 11:41am

Do you remember when you could buy "Lyric Collections" in little square books, and they came a with a CD of the lyrics set to music? They were great.

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Alexander Velky
Jun 30, 2011 1:16pm

Hahah. I'm so glad he's called it that.

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Jun 30, 2011 1:48pm

Larkin was never Poet Laureate - he was offered the job but turned it down.

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