I Say I Deserve Better Than This


December 6, 2007
Indie pop, alternative pop/rock

"I Say I Deserve Better Than This" is a song by British indie pop band The Seymours. It was released on December 6, 2007 and peaked at #20 in the UK charts.

The song was premiered at the 11th Annual IMA Ceremony as the last of three songs performed with jazz group Chicago Wind, then in a more soul-like take. The final version is closer to the group's sound and was released as the first single from the album The Seymours. The lyrics deal with an unnamed character who is rapidly becoming reclusive due to his/her borderline personality disorder.

In an interview promoting the album, Ian Picholl stated that "I Say I Deserve Better Than This" is the "archetypical Seymours song" and that it "defines The Seymours".

The b-sides "Trés Chic" and "Trés Fou" are two short instrumentals that were originally used at the beginning and end of the Seymours' early live performances as "Intro" and "Outro", respectively.

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Ian Picholl, Carl Pinchbeck and Mat Gilbert, except where noted.


  1. "I Say I Deserve Better Than This" - 4:19
  2. "Trés Chic" (Picholl) - 2:29
  3. "Trés Fou" (Picholl) - 0:56

Japanese CDEdit

  1. "I Say I Deserve Better Than This" - 4:19
  2. "Trés Chic/Trés Fou" (Picholl) - 3:25
  3. "The Girl Who Knew Too Much" (spoken word version) - 2:03
  4. "Losers" (first try) - 3:16

The Seymours (edit)
Ian Picholl · Mat Gilbert · Simon Gunn · Twiggy Pop · Carl Pinchbeck · Timo Sirviö
Albums: A Mutually Faithful... · The Seymours · Untitled third studio release
Extended plays: Take Us to Your Planet · The Holocaust EP
Singles: "My Girlfriend & Caligula" · "Superior of the Species" · "Popsicle" · "Downers" · "Oh No, Not You Again" · "Emmerdale" · "Swallow" · "I Say I Deserve Better Than This" · "Poptunes" · "Le Responsible" · "This Is Not Love, Dear" · "Sally Go 'Round the Roses" · "Life's a Gas" · "Trash" · "Stylorouge"
Related articles: Discography

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