Mother, Brother, Lover: Selected Lyrics
A collection of lyrics and commentary by Jarvis Cocker, one of the most original and memorable lyricists and performers. It presents a selection of sixty-six lyrics, with commentary and an introduction by the man himself. It features such classic Jarvis lyrics as "Common People", "Disco 2000", "Babies", "This is Hardcore" and more.
My breakthrough came when I stopped thinking, 'I've got to be profound' and started writing about everyday normal things.
Jarvis Cocker has been making music for two-thirds of his life. Two dozen of these years (1978-2002) were spent in Pulp, a group with whom he enjoyed most of the experiences you can have as the singer in a band. Over this time, Jarvis went from being the quintessential outsider to being one of the most recognised and cherished figures in Britain. He brought a rare, bookish wit to the pop charts, and cut an original dash in a rock'n'roll world often dominated by reductive cliche.