SMELL OF SUCCESS LYRICS 

Composed by Sophie Boyce and Fred Feeney.

Video link here.

 

FRASER:

The solutions for all the bums and burnouts 

Who might need them.

Our golden ticket to a Summer

full of freedom.

Oh thank Zeus, Ghandi and Kanye

Hashtag blessed!

All the papers for this Summer's

science test.

 

The sweet smell of success.

 

MICHAEL: Success?!

FRASER: Yes!

MICHAEL: Except for success

comes from a hard-eared degree

a nose to a desk.

You think the challenge is finding

a cheat map, a shortcut?

But the truth is the challenge is hard work.

FRASER: Well sure, but...

Michael listen to me

We're gonna be 

Swinging in hammocks from a self-made

money tree.

No billionaire got there

by playing fair.

Stick with me and I'll do the rest.

The sweet smell of success.

The sweet smell of success.

 

MICHAEL: Ok...

Let me get a little clarification

Oh great...

you distribute the answers, be a sensation.

Oh wait!

It seems your plan is suffering an omission...

When all of this success will just

provoke suspicion.

 

FRASER: Fair play.

Let me match it with a solid solution.

 

MICHAEL: Don't say

that we can do this and avoid persecution. 

 

FRASER: Okay!

But we can spin it, say that your contribution....

Was making a decision

to help us with revision.

 

MICHAEL: I'm not being part of this!

 

FRASER: Envision...

What the faculty will say:

How Michael Taylor saved the day!

How you guided us all through to graduation

The kind of thing that looks good on an Oxbridge application...

 

MICHAEL: You really think that they'll believe

that you got A* up from D?

 

FRASER: .... yes?

 

MICHAEL: The sweet smell of success!

FRASER: Don't stress!

MICHAEL: Yes! Except for success

doesn't land you with a court order sent to your address,

where they're reciting the details of all of your dumb crimes!

You really think that felony pays?

 

FRASER: Well sometimes!!

Michael listen to me

we're gonna be 

swimming in hammocks from a self-made

money tree.

No billionaire 

got there by playing fair.

Stick with me and we'll ace this test.

The sweet smell of success.

The sweet smell of success.

 

And what about Stephanie?

I know you like her; you can help her with her "chemistry"!

 

MICHAEL: D'you really think that she would notice me?

 

FRASER: Well all girls love a cheat!

How about... question one

Is this electron or proton?

MICHAEL: No problem there.

FRASER: Fair. Question two...

this formula?

MICHAEL: Duh! Co2!

FRASER: Okay, now three

Explain to me,

how can you say you're not a cheat

now you've already seen the sheet?!

 

MICHAEL: What?!

 

FRASER: Hate to break it to you,

you've seen the questions mate.

But for you I'll do a minor concession rate.

Selling papers will be our new profession.

You're in too deep to stop it

So we'll make the best of it.

 

The sweet smell of success!

Delivered express!

It's only £200 to eliminate stress!

Don't spend your Summer revising

Just get to the bank

You can have that A* guaranteed!

 

MICHAEL: Oh... thank you!

 

FRASER: Michael, listen to me

You're gonna be 

swinging in hammocks 

arm-in-arm with Stephanie!

This rebellious flair

will get you further than fair.

And I'll collect the cash from the rest!

The sweet smell of success!

 

BOTH: The sweet smell of success!

The sweet smell of success!

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