there are similarities to parklife in the streets but very few. well theres one really, the fact that he talks over a beat, usually a garage style one rather than indie-britpop. and maybe the fact that he talks about everyday life. i really doubt, however, he based his whole career on that one song (but maybe based fit but you know it on parklife)
mike skinner is also an amazing lyricist. he not only talks about everyday life, but talks about everyday life in a really really well written way, especially on a grand dont come for free, which is wonderful and should be studied in schools like shakespear. he manages to write a story about the occurances of an average 20 something man and makes it so gripping you want to cry with happiness at the end.
his music is so down to earth, most people can relate to at least one of his songs.
"Oh the pizza's here, could someone let him in please?
We didn't order chicken.
Not a problem we'll pick it out.
I doubt he meant to mess us about.
After all, we're all men here, not louts."