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XTC — Frivolous Tonight
Album: Apple Venus
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Released: 1999
Length: 3:05
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Let us talk about some trivial things we like
A bit of this and that
Let's chew the fat

And pour ourselves a glass of stout
And let our Rael Brook shirts hang out
Nothing makes us more content
To let us wallow in a bit of nonsense

We're all so frivolous tonight

Let's reveal our childlike nature
And leave our stocks and invoices to rot
Let's go to pot

Tell our jokes about mothers-in-law
But watch him jump when she comes through the door
Oh, the party goes with a swing
When we talk about the trivial things

We're all so frivolous tonight

But there's always one
Who wants to talk shop
We'll drive him through the door
With a broom or a mop

Let us tell our favourite story
'Bout some poor chap who put it on display
And let the girls gather in their slacks
To talk about husbands' hairy backs

Some might think we're a bit of a shower
But this could be our finest hour

We're all so frivolous tonight
We're all so ridiculous tonight
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It's too bad the band appears to be done. They've gone their separate ways and don't seem interested in getting back together. I'm a big fan of Apple Venus Vol. 2; some great hooks on that album.
Thanks for this Bill! Great CD, great band! What a wonderful Friday afternoon song. I think I shall go home and be Frivolous Tonight!
I liked that Beach Boys marching beat (a la 'God Only Knows'). I like the cover. Is it an eye or a feather? It's debatable.
This is another great XTC record. I don't know if Bill has played other songs off of it but this one is an interesting choice.
XTC is that rare band that has matured gracefully without losing their sense of whimsy or musical vitality along the way.
This always me feel happy, letting guys be guys!
This is exactly the kind of stuff one would never hear on the radio that I expect to hear on RP. Well done!
Dya know I've never heard this before and couldn't imagine who it was... I like it. I wouldn't want to hear it all the time, but it's interesting.