The Jam – David Watts (1978)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTdLRedcUMc

The Jam were an English punk rock / mod revival band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s. They were formed in Woking, Surrey, England, in 1972, while still at school. But was not till 1977 when the classic line up of Paul Weller, Rick Buckler and Bruce Foxton came together, when Foxton joined the band.

David Watts” (a Kinks Cover) was one side of double A side single released on 26th of August 1978, the other side being “A Bomb in Wardour Street“. Both tracks were included on the bands third album “All Mod Cons“, which was released on November 3rd 1978. The video i have posted is taken from TOTP show.

The Jam - David Watts (1978)

I am a dull and simple lad
Cannot tell water from champagne
and I have never met the Queen
And I wish I could have all he has got
I wish I could be like David Watts
And when I lie on my pillow at night
I dream I could fight like David Watts
And lead the school team to victory
Take my exams and pass the lot

He is the head boy at the school
He is the captain of the team
He is so gay and fancy free
And I wish I could have all he has got
I wish I could be like David Watts

And all the girls in the neighbourhood
Try to go out with David Watts
The try their best but can’t succeed
For he is of pure and noble breed