Song Lyric Sunday: Punk – ‘Pretty Vacant’

This week’s theme for Song Lyric Sunday is ‘punk’. At least I didn’t have to resort to Google (other search engines are available) to determine what that was.

In fact. punk was about the last musical ‘wave’ – for want of a better word – that really interested me. Come the late seventies, I had a young family and a mortgage, so nihilistic anarchy was not a practical opotion.

This, though, is my favourite punk song and a classic video.

There’s no point in asking, you’ll get no reply
Oh just remember I don’t decide
I got no reason it’s all too much
You’ll always find us out to lunch

Oh we’re so pretty
Oh so pretty
we’re vacant
Oh we’re so pretty
Oh so pretty
A vacant

Don’t ask us to attend ‘cos we’re not all there
Oh don’t pretend ‘cos I don’t care
I don’t believe illusions ‘cos too much is real
So stop you’re cheap comment ‘cos we know what we feel

Oh we’re so pretty
Oh so pretty
we’re vacant
Oh we’re so pretty
Oh so pretty
we’re vacant ah
But now and we don’t care

There’s no point in asking you’ll get no reply
Oh just remember a don’t decide
I got no reason it’s all too much
You’ll always find me out to lunch
We’re out on lunch

Oh we’re so pretty
Oh so pretty
we’re vacant
Oh we’re so pretty
Oh so pretty
we’re vacant
Oh we’re so pretty
Oh so pretty ah
But now and we don’t care

We’re pretty
A pretty vacant
We’re pretty
A pretty vacant
We’re pretty
A pretty vacant
We’re pretty
A pretty vacant

And we don’t care

Written by Paul Cook, Stephen Jones, Glen Matlock and Johnny Rotten

Song Lyric Sunday 25 December 2022

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2 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: Punk – ‘Pretty Vacant’

  1. For some reason, I can’t view your video in the US. Not that it matters. I have the Sex Pistols AND the Joan Jett versions of this song in my spotify playlist. I consider the Sex Pistols the most underrated band of all time.

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