I’d saved doing the lyrics to Tour Jacket With Detachable Sleeves because it’s one of my favourite Half Man Half Biscuit songs, and I always thought the lyrics would look great, transcribed in full. I assumed others might have thought likewise, but how wrong I was – whereas there are hundreds of (bad) transcriptions of, say, The Trumpton Riots material on the web, Tour Jacket was nowhere to be found – so this is yet another first for this site. And what a first! A cautionary tale, in prose, full of marvellous references to obscure footy, prog rock and more, spoken in a way which would put many professional actors to shame (try reading it out loud yourself). And once again, an everyday tale which we can all relate to. Well, until the end. Genius.
See lyrics to Tour Jacket With Detachable Sleeves