The Wordsmiths – Narcissus

 

‘I’m so comely and winsome and I’m very, very handsome…’

This is the final single that was recorded by The Wordsmiths in Spring 1991. However before it could be released the band had split and the members gone off on new directions. The original DAT tape recording was assumed to have been lost in the mists of time.  Clearing out the attic last month revealed this treasure. It took a while to get it converted to the digital formats of today, but it has been completed. It is now 22 years later than when it was recorded – but finally it is time for the legendary lost classic Wordsmiths single ‘Narcissus’ to finally be released on Lone Head Records. You can still hear the influences of some great Madchester bands – Inspiral Carpets, Stone Roses, The Dylans and The Charalatans to name a few.

It seems rather fitting that the eternal youth ‘Narcissus’ should be the final single. Narcissus never did age and neither does the classic indie sound of this single. 22 years ago it was recorded – sounds fresh and funky. Enjoy

‘Boy go out and get yourself a lover, watch her turn into your mother – I’m Narcissus.’

This is the long lost and now found legendary single by The Wordsmiths. It was recorded in Spring 1991 in Penicuik a small town 6 miles south of Edinburgh. The original DAT Tape had gone missing for over 20 years.Recently discovered and restored – here is the glorious last and final single from Scotland’s greatest ever Baggy Band. Fully restored and remastered for your total enjoyment.This was scheduled to be The Wordsmiths final farewell single. A live classic it was recorded but the band had split up by the time it was mixed and mastered. So it was never released. Until now. Released with the original artwork that would have been used by the band.
Lyrics

I’m so comely and winsome
I am very very handsome

I’m my only wish
Cause I am Narcissus

Everytime I see my reflection
I sigh in heaven

I’ll never lie
And I’ll never deceive me

I only want to be me

I’m so comely and winsome
I am very very handsome

I’m my only wish
Cause I am Narcissus

I’m sitting here
Looking so pretty
I’m alone
But’s it’s no pity

Narcissus
I’m my only wish

I don’t need anybody else
I’m in love with myself

I’m Narcissus

Boy go out
and get yourself a lover
Watch her turn
into your mother

I’m Narcissus

I’ll never lie
And I’ll never deceive me

I just want to be me

Narcissus

I’m my only wish
I am Narcissus

I don’t need anybody else
I’m in love with myself

Narcissus

I’m my only wish…

 

(c) Richard Innes Mulvey

 

 

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