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UKArchive ID: 26836who'll give a damn by royrodel
Originally published on October 28, 2011 in Song Lyrics

who'll give a damn



Stood in the dark waiting for rain
waiting for the train,and all the pain
of an unknown stranger
expelled from the village school
fooled by fools and all their rules
because you wanted, something deeper
it wasn't, anyone's fault
you were just born to revolt
against the teacher
against the preacher
who spread their poison, on your street

So who will retreat?
who will retreat?
who'll build the bomb?
be heir to the throne?
who'll give a damn?

So you were dealt the ace
broke hearts without a trace
lived outta leather suitcase
just so you wouldn't fulfill a promise
and settle down somewhere in ,the wilderness
you shake your head at their demise
disgusted, because they're not so wise
as they mumble their alibis
it's everything you despise
all the lies and conceit

So who will retreat?
who will retreat?
who'll build the bomb?
be heir to the throne?
who'll give a damn?

Every where you look there's conmen and crooks
double dealing and dirty looks,just staring at you
with all the envy wishing they could be, just like you
you were born on the river at the end of the night
given the middle name of someone called Wright
who stole from the poor just to do what was right
didn't matter if you were black or white
he filled his belly with rum and meat

So who will retreat?
who will retreat?
who'll build the bomb?
be heir to the throne?
who'll give a damn?

Champagne Christine and the TV queens
they're selling fortune and bits of the moon
if you can answer their next question
but you better take time before you ring if you want to be a tycoon
you've read the Bible and Marx
shouted ot slogans against Lenin and monarchs
took it in your stride like a walk in the park
but if what you've got adds up to nothing in the dark
who'll spread the poison, on your street

So who will retreat?
who will retreat?
who'll build the bomb?
be heir to the throne?
who'll give a damn?









© royrodel (royrodel on OLD UKA)
UKArchive ID: 26836
Archived comments for who'll give a damn
Andrea on 28-10-2011
wholl give a damn
Crikey, stirring stuff! Wish I could hear it to music. Rather Dylan/Lennon-esque I thought.

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Kat on 31-10-2011
wholl give a damn
Agree with Andrea's comment. Good stuff. Do you write music too?

Kat

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stormwolf on 31-10-2011
wholl give a damn
I hear you Rodell, loud and clear! ;-)))
well done
Alison x

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