Artist: Ian Dury & The Blockheads
What did you learn at school today?
The minute the teacher turns away
How many times were you truly intrigued?
Is boredom a symptom of mental fatigue?
When have you ever been top of the class?
What will you do when you're out on your arse?
What are your prospects of doing quite well?
And what will you have at the very last Bell?
You can't bear another's beauty, you can't emulate a grace
You can't filch another's mystery, occupy another's space
You can't do another's duty, or take a special place
In another person's history when they've sunk without a trace
What's the reward for being a berk?
Thick as a plank and looking for work
What a wank
What do you think of the Welfare State?
It's a fake
What have they handed you on a plate?
Have you considered how lucky you are?
What do you think of the system so far?
Aren't you endowed with the patience of Job?
Don't you feel ready to conquer the globe?
You can't steal another's thunder, you can't fill a great divide
You can't steer another's fancy, you can't change another's side
Not undo another's blunder nor pretend another's pride
You can't offer necromancy till the final hope has died
I'm a second-class person citizen-wise
This is something I must recognize
It's not my place to make complaint
But am I happy? No, I ain't
I missed my chance when I was young
Now I live below the bottom rung
I was put on earth to discover my niche
|1||Wake Up And Make Love With Me|
|2||Sex And Drugs And Rock And Roll|
|3||Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick|
|4||Dance Of The Screamers|
|5||Don't Ask Me|
|6||You're More Than Fair|
|8||There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards|
|9||Waiting For Your Taxi|
|13||Jack Shit George|
|15||What A Waste!|
|16||Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3|
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|Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Miscellaneous Album Lyrics|
|1.||Wake Up And Make Love With Me|
|2.||Sex And Drugs And Rock And Roll|
|3.||Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick|
|4.||Dance Of The Screamers|
|5.||Don't Ask Me|
|6.||You're More Than Fair|
|8.||There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards|
|9.||Waiting For Your Taxi|
|13.||Jack Shit George|
|15.||What A Waste!|
|16.||Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3|
|1||Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3|
|2||What A Waste!|
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