I want to sleep with Hindi People: Parody of Pulp’s “Common People” by Goodness Gracious Me!

“Hindi People” lyrics:

She came from kent her name was lucy parker
her skin was white but she prefered it darker
that’s why i, caught her eye
we met at york she was a first year student
she wore a sari cus she thought it prudent, i thought fine
and then in 30 seconds time she said
i want to live like hindi people
i want to do what ever hindi people do
i want to sleep with hindi people
i want to sleep with hindi people like you
well what else could i do, i smiled and said ‘do you want a vindaloo?’

i said i’d find a groovy gig and take her
i like the verve but she said kula shaker their musics tops
just like cornershops
she said i wanna live like hindi people
i wanna eat whatever hindi people eat
i want to dress like the bhindi people
i want to wear mendhi on my feet
but she didn’t understand
you just painted on your haaand!

comb your hair and be polite
do your homework every night
don’t smoke fags and don’t play pool
do extremeley well at school
take a medical degree, graduate at thirty-three
move back in with mom and dad, even though they drive you raving mad…you sure
you wanna live like hindi people
you wanna see whatever hindi people see
you wanna live with hindi people
you wanna watch your films on c-tv
but you’ll never comprehend cus for you it’s just a trend
dressing up like the hindi people
in your favourite georgio salwaar
dancing round with the hindi people
telling me that you want to learn sitar
but you’ll never score with me cus i was born in coventry
coventry oh yeah

And here’s the original “Common People” song by Pulp…and here are the lyrics



  1. I keep telling people how good this song is, having heard it once on the radio. Glad I decided to go looking for it!

  2. Hey Nice one! Loved GGM very much!

  3. Anyone know why this video is private? I want to watch it but cant!! Can anyone help?

  4. Why is the video set to private. There is not other copy of it on Youtube 😦

  5. Awesome! I remember watching this ten years ago.

    I have an audition coming up where I have to sing, I think I’m going to do this number – it rocks! 🙂
    Thanks for transcribing – you should consider blogging again, you have some good posts here.

  6. Wow that was strange. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit
    my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.

    Regardless, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

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