Crash – Matt Willis

Late night television was the source for this latest installment for the archives “for those who have ears to hear”.  I was bored to death and started watching the movie  Mr. Bean takes a Holiday .   Rowan Atkinson is a British actor that developed the exploits of Mr. Bean, described by Atkinson as “a child in a grown man’s body”, in solving various problems presented by everyday tasks and often causing disruption in the process.

The bottom line is the movie was funny but the pay off was the end when this great tune played.  I immediately had to find out who sang the song. It seemed familiar to me, but I could not put my finger on it.  Then I remembered that it was done by The Primitives on the movie sound track for Dumb and Dummer.  I like this updated version better and wanted to add it to my collection.

Matthew James Willis (born 8 May 1983 in Tooting, South London) is an English singer-songwriter. He first found fame with the band, Busted.

Busted were a successful British band consisting of Willis on bass guitar previously on Drums, James Bourne on rhythm guitar and Charlie Simpson on lead guitar (and occasionally drums). Busted formed in 2001 and disbanded on 14 January 2005.   In some countries (including The Netherlands) the band was known as Bust.

Busted is sometimes also given credit as the originating force behind the breakout act McFly.   Willis co-wrote many Busted songs along with the other members, as well as Tom Fletcher of McFly.

After a brief stint in rehab after the Busted split, Matt launched a solo career, releasing singles: Up All Night, Hey Kid, Don’t Let It Go to Waste, and as I mentioned earlier a cover version of The Primitives song, Crash for the film Mr Bean’s Holiday.

Here you go way too fast
Don’t slow down you’re gonna crash
You should watch – watch your stay here
Don’t look out you’re gonna break your neck

So shut, shut your mouth
Cos I’m not listening anyhow
I’ve had enough, enough of you
Enough to last a life time through
So what – what do you want from me?
Got no words of sympathy and if I go around with you
You know that I’ll get messed up too with you
With you

Na na na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na na na

Here you go way too fast
Don’t slow down you’re gonna crash
You don’t know what’s been going down
You’ve been running all over town

So shut, shut your mouth
Cos I’m not listening anyhow
I’ve had enough, enough of you
Enough to last a life time through
So what – what do you want from me?
Got no cure for misery and if I go around with you
You know that I’ll get messed up too with you!
With you!
With you!
With you!

Na na na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na na na

You, with you, with you
Na na na na na na na na na na na
Don’t slow down you’re gonna crash
Na na na na na na na na na na na
Don’t Slow down you’re gonna crash
Na na na na na na na na na na na
Don’t slow down you’re gonna crash
Na na na na na na na na na na na
Don’t slow down you’re gonna crash
Na na na na na na na na na na na
Don’t slow down you’re gonna crash
Na na na na na na na na na na na
Don’t Slow down you’re gonna crash…

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