'Moronica' is a Mansun song which was first released on 'Two EP' in June 1996.
3 June 1996 (UK)
6 October 1997 (UK)
10 December 1997 (Japan)
as: Moronica (acoustic)
Mansun: The Demo Tapes
Bootleg release / May 1999
as: Moronica (Demo)
Attack of the Grey Lantern (3 CD Collector's edition) 7 June 2010
Paul Draper - Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Synthesizer
Dominic Chad - Lead Guitar
Stove - Bass
Carlton Hibbert - Drums
Written by Paul Draper and published by Polygram Music Engineered by Ronnie Stone Assisted by Mike Hunter Mixed by Clive Martin
"Ahh, I love this track. It's about a big headed git I used to know who was trying to out do everybody. For some reason it morphed into a fictitious character from Chester who was gonna appear on the first album, but due to it's early raucous style, and simplistic verse, it was relegated to a b-side. But I love the chorus!"
An acoustic version of 'Moronica' was released on Four EP in October 1997 and included on the Attack of the Grey Lantern 3CD Collectors Edition. This was engineered by Nick Griffiths at The Windings, although this is contradicted by Paul Draper's liner notes from Attack of the Grey Lantern 3CD Collectors Edition: "An acoustic version of a song about a moron, recorded at the grey studio in the grey house in Chester".
A demo version of Moronica was released on the 'Demo Tapes Volume One' bootleg; this version is a different mix of the released version and has an alternative intro and lead vocals, and louder backing vocals. This was taken from a cassette tape given to fan Abbi Shaw who then contributed it to the 'Demo Tapes' project.
2 foot long and your neck keeps growing 10 foot tall, 'round your head it's snowing 25 grand and you work 3 hours 15 girls through a hole in your trousers
Bigger, better, faster, more You're much more cooler than you were before Bigger, better, cooler than me You've slayed 10 dragons before you've had your tea
For so long For so long I've been asking you please Please Moronica stay
For so long For so long I've been telling you please Please Moronica haze
For so long For so long You've listened to me
You're much more attractive than Kathy Pitkin You've had more spinsters than Rumpelstiltskin You think you're cooler than all the Roses Sniffin' Ajax up both your noses
How could you forget your faith How could you forget your faith I've been telling you so long Please don't go, in my face This will be the place
You've got more halos than Simon Templar You've said more Betty's than Frankie Spencer Your gun is bigger than Captain Scarlet's Your face is covered in cheap mascara
2 foot long and your neck keep growing 10 foot tall, 'round your head it's snowing 25 grand and you work 3 hours 15 girls through a hole in your trousers, yeahLyrics by: Paul Draper