Miles Coverdale (manos74) wrote,
Miles Coverdale
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Common people


She came from Greece, she had a thirst for knowledge
She studied sculpture at St. Martin's College
That's where I
Caught her eye

She told me that her dad was loaded
I said "In that case, I'll have a rum and Coca-Cola"
She said "fine"
And in thirty seconds' time

She said
"I want to live like common people
I want to do whatever common people do
I want to sleep with common people
I want to sleep with common people, like you"

Well, what else could I do?
I said "I'll see what I can do"

I took her to a supermarket
I don't know why, but I had to start it somewhere
So it started there

I said "pretend you've got no money"
She just laughed and said "oh, you're so funny"
I said "Yeah?
Well, I can't see anyone else laughing in here

Are you sure you want to live like common people?
You want to see whatever common people see?
You want to sleep with common people?
You want to sleep wtih common people like me?"

But she didn't understand...


She just smiled and held my hand

Rent a flat above a shop
Cut your hair and get a job
Smoke some fags and play some pool
Pretend you never went to school
But still you'll never get it right
When you're lying in bed at night
Watching roaches climb the wall
If you called your dad, he could stop it all

You'll never live like common people
You'll never do whatever common people do
You'll never fail like common people
You'll never watch your life slide out of view
And dance and drink and screw
Because there's nothing else to do

Sing along with the common people
Sing along and it might just get you through
Laugh along with the common people
Laugh along even though they're all laughing at you
And the stupid things that you do
Because you think that poor is cool

Like a dog lying in the corner
They'll bite you and never warn you "look out"
They'll tear your insides out

'Cos everybody hates a tourist
Especially one who thinks it's all such a laugh
And the chip-stain's grease
Will come out in the bath


You will never understand
How it feels to live your life
With no meaning or control
And with nowhere left to go
You're amazed that they exist
And they burn so bright
While you can only wonder why...

Rent a flat above a shop
Cut your hair and get a job
Smoke some fags and play some pool
Pretend you never went to school
But still you'll never get it right
'Cause when you're laying in bed at night
Watching roaches climb the wall
If you called your dad, he could stop it all

You'll never live like common people
You'll never do what common people do
You'll never fail like common people
You'll never watch your life slide out of view
And dance and drink and screw
Because there's nothing else to do.


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