Terry Hall – A part of the soundtrack to my life…

Best wishes for your next incarnation and thank you for some utter gems…I can hear you singing them now.

I remember how Rock Against Racism turned the tide against things like the NF…I still have a Specials T-shirt but it is on its last legs…

I am not sure lyrics like these would be “allowed” today. They are too true.

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Rat Race

You’re working at your leisure to learn the things you’ll need

The promises you make tomorrow will carry no guarantee

I’ve seen your qualifications, you’ve got a Ph.D.

I’ve got one art O level, it did nothing for me

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Working for the rat race

You know you’re wasting your time

Working for the rat race

You’re no friend of mine

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You plan your conversation to impress the college bar

Just talking about your Mother and Daddy’s Jaguar

Wear your political T-shirt and sacred college scarf

Discussing the worlds situation but just for a laugh

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Too much too young

Ain’t he cute?

No he ain’t

He’s just another burden

On the welfare state

—–

You’ve done too much,

Much too young

Now you’re married with a kid

When you could be having fun with me

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No gimme, no gimme,

No gimme no more pickni

——–

Call me immature

Call me a poser

I’d love to spread manure in your bed of roses

Don’t want to be rich

Don’t want to be famous

But I’d really hate to have the same name as you

(You silly moo)

——-

You’ve done too much,

Much too young

Now you’re married with a kid

When you could be having fun with me

——

Gi we de birth control, we no want no pickni

—-

You’ve done too much,

Much too young

Now you’re chained to the cooker

Making currant buns for tea

—–

Oh no, no gimme no more pickni

—–

Ain’t you heard of the starving millions

Ain’t you heard of contraception

Do you really want a program of sterilization

Take control of the population boom

It’s in your living room

Keep a generation gap

Try wearing a cap!

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Ghost Town

This town (town) is coming like a ghost town

All the clubs have been closed down

This place (town) is coming like a ghost town

Bands won’t play no more

Too much fighting on the dance floor

———

Do you remember the good old days before the ghost town?

We danced and sang, and the music played in a de boomtown

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This town (town) is coming like a ghost town

Why must the youth fight against themselves?

Government leaving the youth on the shelf

This place (town) is coming like a ghost town

No job to be found in this country

Can’t go on no more

The people getting angry

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This town is coming like a ghost town

This town is coming like a ghost town

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