Too Much Too Young

Jerry Dammers / Lloyd Charmers

You've done too much
much too young
Now you're married with a kid
when you could be having fun with me

oh no, no gimme no more pickni

You've done too much
much too young
Now you're married with a son
when you should be having fun with me

we don't want, we don't want
we don't want no more pickni

Ain't he cute?
No he ain't
He's just another burden
on the welfare state

You've done too much
much too young
Now you're married with a kid
when you could be having fun with me

no gimme,no gimme,no gimme no more pickni

Call me immature
Call me a poser
I'd love to spread manure in your bed of roses
Don't want to be rich
Don't want to be famous
But I'd really hate to have the same name as you
(you silly moo)

You've done too much
much too young
Now you're married with a kid
when you could be having fun with me

gi we de birth control, we no want no pickni

You've done too much
much too young
Now you're chained to the cooker
making currant buns for tea

oh no, no gimme no more pickni

Ain't you heard of the starving millions
Ain't you heard of contraception
Do you really a program of sterilization
Take control of the population boom
It's in your living room
Keep a generation gap
Try wearing a cap

Released As:

The Special A.K.A. Featuring Rico

Single Cover:

A Message To You, Rudy - Single Cover

UK Release Date:

January 1980

Catalog Number:

CHS TT7

UK Single Chart:

1

Single Track Listing:

Too Much Too Young
Guns Of Navarone
Longshot Kick De Bucket
Liquidator
Skinhead Moonstomp

Notes:

CHS TT7 was supposed to be Elvis Costello's, using 2 Tone whilst his own label was set up, but although the single was pressed, his label WEA got a court injunction to ban the release. The Specials simply recycled the catalog number for 'Too Much Too Young' Based on Lloyd Tyrell's (aka Lloyd Charmers) 1969 track 'Birth Control'. Jerry Dammers modernized the lyrics and kicked up the tempo a few notches This track on the single was recorded live at the Lyceum, London, in November 1979