jackie jackson lyrics – franz ferdinand

well, jackie jackson was a greedy boy
that’s right, he liked to stuff his face
the thing that gave that boy the greatest joy
was eating far too many cakes

and he ate one, two, three, four
but jackie wanted more
five, six, seven, eight
jackie had another plate
and by the time he got to twenty
anybody woulda thought that he’d had plenty

but he had another eight which
which makes it twenty-eight
so when he got to twenty-eight
he stopped.

he stopped eating cakes but only because he’d run out of cakes

jackie jackson was a greedy boy
yes, he said, “i’ve not had enough
i think that i could eat a thousand cakes
then i could eat a thousand more
because i love the taste of tasty cakes
i think i’ll find myself some more!”

and he did
he went down to the local shop where there were loads of cakes
loads of cakes

so he ate one, two, three, four, five and six
well, jackie was a little bit sick
and didn’t stop when he got to eight
and said, “i love the taste of cakes!
i love the taste of cakes, that’s right
i’ll eat all day and i’ll eat all night”
and one, two, three, four
jackie had a little bit more
at seventeen he said, “i need to eat until the shop is clean
and cakes, and all the cakes p*ss through my mouth,
i munch up a banana
i munched up cakes into my large expanding gut
my large expanding gut.”

and he did, he ate 32 cakes in that shop and
ah, he’d already eaten 28 cakes
28 and 32, that means he’d eaten 60 cakes.
and, well, do you think that jackie jackson’s had eaten enough cakes?

well, jackie was a greedy boy
he said, “i’ll never have enough!”
he ate 10, 20, 30, 40
jackie said he’d never thought he’d
get to eat so many tasty cakes and ate another 80
jackie gave a little moan
his stomach gave a little groan
jackie yelled and cried, “oh no! i think my belly’s overloaded! my belly’s overloaded! my belly’s overloaded! my belly’s overloaded! my belly’s overloaded!”

jackie exploded.
he’d eaten over 200!
200 cakes.
he’d eaten 200 cakes and jackie jackson?

well, jackie was dead.

/ franz ferdinand lyrics