Yawn. I really can't be bothered introducing the fourth deadly sin...
10. Oasis - The Importance Of Being Idle
Yes, I chose an Oasis song. It's not completely unheard of. I reckon this is one of their best, perhaps because it owes far more to The Kinks than The Beatles. Plus I like Rhys Ifans in the video... but more on that later.
9. The Charlatans - Can't Get Out Of Bed
See also Can't Get Up by Supergrass, I Should Get Up by Teddy Thompson and, of course, Get Out Of Your Lazy Bed by Matt Bianco. Give it time, I'll do a whole Top Ten of them.
8. Moxy Früvous - The Lazy Boy
Ah, Moxy. Whatever happened?
I have a life of pleasure7. Belle & Sebastian - Lazy Line Painter Jane
I am submerged in armchair leisure
I put my feet on the ottoman....empire!
Another infamous lazybones, Stuart Murdoch did write most of his most famous songs in his bedroom. See also Sleep The Clock Around and We Are The Sleepyheads
6. Suede - Lazy
Here they come, gone 7amNothing lazy about those lyrics.
Getting satellite and Sky, getting cable,
Bills and Bens and their mums and their friends
Who just really, really want to be loved,
Uncle Teds and their legendary vests
Helping out around the disabled,
From the flats and the maisonettes
They're reminding us there's things to be done.
See also the gorgeous One Lazy Morning by Brett Anderson, solo (i.e. the rest of the band stayed in bed).
5. The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
As in "Lazing on a..."
Poor old Ray, the taxman's taken everything he's got.
See also Dead End Street... then go listen to that Oasis song again. (Lazy Noel even nicked the video from Ray & Dave.)
4. The Supernaturals - Lazy Lover
What a bunch of lazy bleeders the Supernaturals were - not only lazy lovers who can't be bothered getting into bed... but when they eventually do, they moan I Wasn't Built To Get Up. They can't even stay awake in their videos.
See also this little ditty from The Auteurs, who have apparently been married to The Supernaturals for 20 years.
3. The Small Faces - Lazy Sunday
Probably should have been Number One... but I just couldn't be bothered.
Gor blimey, hello, Mrs. Jones - how's your Burt's lumbago?2. Morrissey - Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning
When it came time to select songs about sloth, Morrissey was obviously going to feature. Take your pick from The Lazy Sunbathers or All The Lazy Dykes... but this one's my favourite: quintessential Mozzer...
Please don't worry1. The Lemonheads - The Outdoor Type
There'll be no fuss
She was... nobody's nothing
When he awoke
The sea was calm
And another day passes like a dream
While the rest of the artists on this Top Ten are bone idle Brits (with the exception of comatose Canadians Moxy Früvous), the laziest man in rock has to be American "Slacker King" Evan Dando. This could well be my favourite Lemonheads song, in which Evan confesses his lethargic credentials...
I can't go away with you on a rock climbing weekend
What if something's on TV and it's never shown again?
It's just as well I'm not invited, I'm afraid of heights
I lied about being the outdoor type
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