SHED.TV : Down the shed by Men with Ven

We love a good song about sheds – our fav being this ode to joy from the Punks not dad and of course the sublime Nick Drake but this one from shed age approriate London songsters Men with Ven is starting to get into our ear

DOWN THE SHED – MEN WITH VEN from MEN WITH VEN on Vimeo.

Written by (Barratt/Clift/Marsh/Laker)
Directed by David Barratt

Featuring:
Justin Mitchell on trumpet, Gary Brady, Toby Carter, Shane Attwooll, Mark Arden, John (Two Sheds) McAuley,
Andrew Hayes-Watkins, Colin Xavier, Sue Dudman Westergaard, Annie and Bertie Foreman, Frank Nutten, Mark Gent, Molly Gent, David Bowie, Ron Chadwick, Julia Mundy, Emily Firmin, Glen Laker, Sally Laker, Toby Laker, Andy Capon, Justin Marshall, Alys Courtney, Gemma Collett- Mills, Bryn Burrows, Jane Burrows, Rachel Attwooll, Lyla Attwooll, John Butterworth, Dee Strauss, Craig Avery, Tommy Cooper, Miles Cookman, Matt Percival, Uma Thurman, Salvador Dali, Liza Stubbs,

FX: Gary Brady, Harry Feeney-Barratt
Paintings by Chris How and Ron Chadwick

LYRIC:
Down the shed
Down the shed
You’ll always see me smiling when I’m down the shed
Let’s go
Down the shed
Down the shed
A man is truly happy when he’s down the shed

I really am, I really am happy down there y’know?
It’s a little wooden piece of heaven

I put on the kettle, played some heavy metal
I made a coffee table for me Auntie Mabel
(very thoughtful Carl)
I watched Stoke vs. Leeds on a dodgy feed
I had a game of snap and took a well deserved nap

I got down and dirty with Squirty Gurty
Having toast for lunch, breakfast, brunch
I cut Bowie’s hair in this very chair
Me and me mate Glen grovin’ to Men With Ven

Down the shed
Down the shed
You’ll always see me smiling when I’m down the shed
(It’s what you’ve worked for all your life)
Down the shed
Down the shed
A man is truly happy when he’s down the shed

An Englishman’s home may be castle
But his shed is a self contained universe
Apparently bound by four wooden walls and a decent padlock
But metaphysically holding all the mystery of human existence

It was there I fell heavily in love with Tom Cleverly
I made a fresh brew – Do you want some too?
I built a rabbit hutch…. Thankyouverrrymuch
I planned a little pub crawl with Matt Percival

Down the shed
Down the shed
You’ll always see me smiling when I’m down the shed
(Funnily enough I don’t get a phone signal down the shed)
Down the shed
Down the shed
A man is truly happy when he’s down the shed

Uma Thurman taught me german down the shed
I worked on me Harley with Salvador Dali down the shed
I told The Missus I’m working but really I’m shirking down the shed
I burnt off my warts as I watched Sky Sports
Had some cheese and pickle and some slap and tickle
Peace, Happiness, Love – it’s all about that down the shed
The hedgehogs and the mice all agree it’s very nice down the shed
Only fifty square feet but it’s the envy of the street down the shed
I put up a shelf all by myself
Down the shed

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