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Warning lights are flashing down at quality control.
Somebody threw a spanner, they threw him in the hole.
There's rumors in the loading bay and anger in the town.
Somebody blew the whistle, and the walls came down.
 

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I like it when songs give you a bit of context or back story in the opening lines, which I guess this has to be one of my favourite starts ...
I was twenty one years when I wrote this song
I'm twenty two now, but I won't be for long ...
... Billy Bragg, A New England ... but there's no mention of hazy, juicy IPAs in the whole of the rest of the lyrics :confused.:

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One of my faves:
"What you gonna do with all that junk
All that junk inside your trunk?
I'mma get, get, get, get you drunk
Get you love drunk off my hump"
 

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Youre looking to win it, but not taking it in
Uppers give heart impotence but dont tell you anything.
People are saying, youre losing your feel
Pretend you dont hear
 

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This morning I was racked by an all consuming feeling of regret.
Vague memories of tragedies. Dionysian polemics. Emphasized by my splitting headache
 

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If you're feeling down depressed and lonely
I know a place where we can go
22 Acacia Avenue
 

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'Saturday night at 8 o'clock,
I know where I'm goin to go.. :oops: aheadbutt
 
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Words are flowing out
Like endless rain into a paper cup
They slither while they pass
They slip away across the universe
 

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new model army - green and grey

The time I think most clearly, the time I drift away
Is on the bus-ride that meanders up these valleys of green and grey
I get to think about what might have been and what may yet come true
And I get to pass a rainy mile thinking of you
 

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One of my favourite songs from 2010.


As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I take a look at my life and realize there's not much left
cause I've been blasting and laughing so long,
that even my mama thinks that my mind has gone
but I ain't never crossed a man that didn't deserve it
me be treated like a punk you know that's unheard of
you better watch how you're talking and where you're walking
or you and your homies might be lined in chalk
I really hate to trip but I gotta, loc
As I Grow I see myself in the pistol smoke, fool
I'm the kinda G the little homies wanna be like
on my knees in the night, saying prayers in the streetlight

been spending most their lives, living in the gangsta's paradise
been spending most their lives, living in the gangsta's paradise
keep spending most our lives, living in the gangsta's paradise
keep spending most our lives, living in the gangsta's paradise

They got the situation, they got me facin'
I can't live a normal life, I was raised by the stripes
so I gotta be down with the hood team
too much television watching got me chasing dreams
I'm an educated fool with money on my mind
got my 10 in my hand and a gleam in my eye
I'm a loc'd out gangsta set trippin' banger
and my homies is down so don't arouse my anger, fool
death ain't nothing but a heartbeat away,
I'm living life, do or die, what can I say
I'm 23 now, but will I live to see 24
the way things are going I don't know

Tell me why are we, so blind to see
That the one's we hurt, are you and me
been spending most their lives, living in the gangsta's paradise
been spending most their lives, living in the gangsta's paradise
spending most our lives, living in the gangsta's paradise
spending most our lives, living in the gangsta's paradise

Power and the money, money and the power
minute after minute, hour after hour
everybody's running, but half of them ain't looking
what's going on in the kitchen, but I don't know what's kickin'
they say I gotta learn, but nobody's here to teach me
if they can't understand it, how can they reach me
I guess they can't, I guess they won't
I guess they front, that's why I know my life is out of luck, fool

been spending most their lives, living in the gangsta's paradise
been spending most their lives, living in the gangsta's paradise
spending most our lives, living in the gangsta's paradise
spending most our lives, living in the gangsta's paradise
Tell me why are we, so blind to see
That the one's we hurt, are you and me
Tell me why are we, so blind to see
That the one's we hurt, are you and me
 

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As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I take a look at my life and realize there's not much left
cause I've been blasting and laughing so long,
that even my mama thinks that my mind has gone
but I ain't never crossed a man that didn't deserve it
me be treated like a punk you know that's unheard of
you better watch how you're talking and where you're walking
or you and your homies might be lined in chalk
I really hate to trip but I gotta, loc
As I Grow I see myself in the pistol smoke, fool
I'm the kinda G the little homies wanna be like
on my knees in the night, saying prayers in the streetlight

been spending most their lives, living in the gangsta's paradise
been spending most their lives, living in the gangsta's paradise
keep spending most our lives, living in the gangsta's paradise
keep spending most our lives, living in the gangsta's paradise
Some opening line
 

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"So you wanted to take a break
Slow it down some and have some space
Well f*** you too"

if we're doing Ben Folds Five
(Song For The Dumped)
 

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