top of page




Tux on, tux on, tux on, tux on, tux on (1)


He has eyes down at the bingo on that lucky Friday night (2)

The match was rained off Saturday but the panel came in bright

And on Sunday your mates were toasting you with champagne down the pub (3)

And on Monday you went to London

To pick the cheque up with your mum


You had a tux on, you had a tux on

The first time you had a tux on, lucky man


There's a photo on the mantelpiece, when you bought your first guitar

And your girlfriend came to see you when you were the rising star

You knew your luck was holding when you filled the local hall

The first time and the last time that you thought you had control


You had a tux on, lucky man, you had a tux on

You got a tux on, tux on


Now you're touring stadiums, you've let it go too far

Standing with your manager, your back to every bar

Burning all your credit cards, chopping out the pain (4)

Crowding into toilets with a host of your new-found friends


You got a tux on, nothing's changed, you got a tux on

Lucky man with a tux on, you're still the same with a tux on


It was eyes down in the parlour, they prayed it wouldn't rain

A brother pulled his cuffs down to hide the blue-black vein

His razor'd more than lines out, they found him just too late

The final performance, the main man lies in state


With a tux on, look at him now with a tux on

The last time with a tux on, take him away with a tux on


Somewhere in a tenement, in a well-thumbed magazine (5)

Someone finds a photograph that triggers of a dream

The uniform that symbolises the comfortable life

He's always known his luck's in but now he's found the drive


He's got a tux on, look at him now with a tux on

He's gonna get one with a tux on, free admission with a tux on

Get it anyway with a tux on

He's got a tux on the easy way with a tux on, tux on

bottom of page