Mark Seymour & James Reyne – The Nips Are Getting Bigger

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Live  3:58 2005 04 15 Cornish Arms, Melbourne, Australia (CD). The Vault digital download at True Believers for 5 June 2016.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

The Nips are Getting Bigger is an classic song by Australian band Mental As Anything.

 

Lyrics

Started out, just drinking beer
I didn’t know how or why
Or what I was doing there
Just a couple more
Made me feel a little better
Believe me when I tell you
It was nothing to do with the letter

I ran right out of beer
I took a look into the larder
No bones, nothing
I’d better go and get something harder
Back in a flash
I started on a dash of Jamaica rum
Me and Pat Malone
Drinking on our ow-ow-ow-own

Woh-hoh-oh, the nips are getting bigger
Woh-yeah, the nips are getting bigger
Wo-hoh-oh, the nips are getting bigger
Yeah-eah-eah, mmm they’re getting bigger

Sometimes I wonder
What all these chemicals
Are doing to my brain
Doesn’t worry me enough
To stop me from doing it agai-ai-ain
Wiping out brain cells
By the millions but I don’t care
It doesn’t worry me
Even though
I ain’t got a lot to spare-are-are

Woh-hoh-oh, the nips are getting bigger
Woh-yeah-eah, the nips are getting bigger
Wo-hoh-oh, the nips are getting bigger
Yeah-eah-eah, they’re getting bigger

 

[Mental As Anything]