Ray Davies's
Working Man's Café cover

All Lines

Don't want this world to change me
Don't want to be a Buddhist but I need some peace and harmony and
Don't want to be anything that isn't really me.
Don't want to spend my life living in a rock 'n' roll fantasy (2)
Don't want to spend my life living on the edge of reality
Don't want to stare at a wall
Don't want to waste my life hiding away anymore
Don't ya know it, don't ya know it (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
Don't ya know it, I hope ya know it
Don't you cry, don't you cry, don't you cry
Don't you ever change now (2) (3)
Don't you know he was a working man
Don't you know I was a working man
Don't you know it, don't you know it
Don't you know that (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
Don't you know that it's good for you.
Don't you know that you are,
Don't you know that you gotta eat food (2)
Don't you know that you gotta eat food,
Don't you know that you gotta refuel.
Don't you know we were all working men
Done it all for you
Done it all, done it all for you
Dot-com millionaires, fame, fashion, FTSE shares
Down all the days (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)
Down all the days to 1992 (2) (3)
Down all the days, down all the days
Down all the days. (2)
Down by the village green.
Down here on the sidewalk (2)
Down here on the sidewalk, he's clearly in view
Down in Sleazy Town, Sleazy Town, Sleazy Town, Sleazy Town
Down in the mud, dreaming of flowers in June
Down the way from the Tottenham Court Road
Down with lust.
Down with nudity and hard core magazines.
Down with nudity,
Down with pornography,
Down with pot, heroin.
Down with sex and sin,
Down with vice lechery and debauchery.
Dr. Dr. help me please, I know you'll understand
Drag your emotions out of the gutter
Drainpipes and blue suedes,
Drank myself to sleep last night, beer stains on my pillow.
Drank too much whiskey on that hot summer night.
Drawing pictures in the sand for you.
Drawing pictures in the sand, (2) (3)
Drawing pictures just for you.
Dream alone, don't sigh, don't groan
Dream alone, go have your fun.
Dream I'm far away (2) (3) (4)
Dreams often fade and die in a bad, bad world
Dressed in satin strides and two-tone daisy roots,
Dressed up in a union jack
Dressing cowboys in Vietnam
Drift away (drift away) (2) (3)
Drift away, drift away, drift away
Drift away, hey, (2) (3)
Drift away, hey, just drift away,
Drift away, hey, just drift away.
Drift away, just drift away (2) (3) (4) (5)
Drift away, just drift away. (2) (3)
Drift away. Drift away.
Drifters who left families wondering why they went away
Driftin' in a space (2) (3)
Drifting away on this looney balloon. (2) (3) (4)
Drinking helps us to forget what we are, (2)
Drinking helps us to relax with the chaps,
Drive around in a big sports car
Drive the people underground
Driven by hate, driven by hate (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
Driven to hate, driven to hate (2)
Drivin', drivin', drivin', drivin'
Driving all the neighbours out of their minds
Driving around in a car that I don't own.
Drop all your work
Drowned my conversation with champagne,
Ducks ducks on the wall.
Ducks ducks, hanging on the wall.
Ducks, ducks hanging on the wall. (2)
Ducks, ducks on the wall.
Ducks, ducks, ducks on the wall. (2)
Ducks, ducks, hanging on the wall. (2)
Duff you up and touch you up,
Dull conversation, (2)
Dull conversations,

- E -

Each day's a repetition
Each day,
Each little tear that falls from your eye
Each man build your own cross
Each one an dedicated follower of fashion.
Each sordid tale reverberates
Each step that I took with you
Each tear that fell was from a killer's eye
Each week,
Eagerly pursuing all the latest fads and trends,
Earn in a bar
Earned enough to pay the rent
East is West, left is right, (2) (3) (4)
East-enders, West-enders, Oriental-enders
Easy go, life is not real,
Eat food, put it in my mouth,
Eat it up, take a bite
Echo in the darkness,
Economic meltdown
Economic turmoil, now the world is in the red
Education came that day (2)
Education drives me insane
Education saved the day (2)
Education saved the day.
Electronic nature made by man with robots in mind.
Eliminate the weak because they're ineffectual,
Eliminated one by one.
Emotionally impaired psycologically damaged personality resides
End of my holiday romance.
End of story
End of the season (2)
Entertainment, Entertainment. (2)
Entertainment. (2)
Equity relief and mortgages
Eskimos and pygmies need
Especially for one who always knew,
Estranged in isolation
Ev'ry guy will do his best to try
Ev'ry morning I got up and looked in the mirror to see if the hump had
Ev'ry night at twelve o'clock,
Ev'rybody's gonna be happy, (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
Ev'rybody's try'n' to hide,
Ev'rybody got problems, buddy. I got mine.
Ev'rybody got secrets that they wanna hide.
Ev'rythin' is all right.
Even at the gates of Heaven I'll be waiting in a queue
Even Freud recommends it
Even my old dad, lost some of the best friends he ever had,
Even my trousers are giving me pain
Even optimists say that it's all gloom and doom.
Even that you know that you could be their mother.
Even the bird that sits in the tree,
Even the breeze is whispering,
Even though he's mean on you,
Even though it leaves me far behind.
Even though it treats me like a fool.
Even though Jack is dim
Even though you treat me bad,
Even when I know there's trouble brewin'.
Even when they say you're on the slide,
Even when you're dreaming.
Even when you feel you want to hide,
Ever since he got laid off
Ever since I was a child,
Ever since I was knee high,
Ever since she's been gone (2)
Ever since she went away
Everbody got the right to speak their mind
Every day I look at the world from my window (2)
Every day is a day at a time
Every day of my life
Every day of the week (afternoon tea)
Every day you look my way,
Every day you see his army march down the street
Every dog has his day (2) (3)
Every farm and village green.
Every Friday night
Every morning and every night.
Every nationality, education.
Every night I feel so lonely
Every night I have to count sheep (2)
Every night I just can't go sleep (2) (3) (4) (5)
Every night I just can't go sleep, uh huh (2) (3)
Every race every creed, education.
Every rhythm, every way (2)
Every single day (Every single day)
Every single day,
Every time I hear that lonesome train roll down the track
Every town in the vicinity,
Every woman, every man,
Every year it's the same routine
Everybody's a dreamer and everybody's a star (2)
Everybody's a dreamer and everybody's a star,
Everybody's a star. (2)
Everybody's going somewhere
Everybody's guilty and everybody's innocent,
Everybody's guilty and everybody's innocent.
Everybody's in showbiz.
Everybody's searching so desperately,
Everybody's welcome to bring all their dates home
Everybody's working out at the gymnasium,
Everybody act a fool, jump around, lose your mind
Everybody felt the rain (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
Everybody gather round. (2) (3)
Everybody gonna do the U.K. Jive
Everybody got a phobia
Everybody got phobia, take another look, what you got?
Everybody got phobia, what you got - phobia
Everybody got phobia, what you got?
Everybody got something hidden
Everybody got something to hide
Everybody got the right to speak their mind (2)
Everybody got to live with a little less hate
Everybody got to show a little give and take
Everybody gotta fatal flaw
Everybody gotta learn to relax,
Everybody gotta weird sensation
Everybody gotta work it out, we gotta sort it out
Everybody hung loose
Everybody hustling out on the street.
Everybody I talk to agrees that if you wanna get heard it's connections that count.
Everybody is a victim of society (2)
Everybody is looking for the sun. (2)
Everybody knows it's a cryin' shame
Everybody let yourself go,
Everybody loves Lavender Hill.
Everybody needs an education. (2)
Everybody needs education,
Everybody needs some inspiration (2)
Everybody needs some inspiration, everybody needs some motivation
Everybody needs some motivation
Everybody needs to read and write
Everybody pushing one another around
Everybody say I'm lazy
Everybody scared,
Everybody talking about racial equality (2) (3)
Everybody thinks I'm crazy,
Everybody to a floor show,
Everybody wants fame. (2) (3)
Everybody wants money. (2) (3)
Everybody wants power, (2) (3)
Everybody working on their own body heat.
Everyday I can't get away
Everyday I wonder why
Everyday is when I can't get away
Everyday is when I can't get used to it
Everyone's got different views,
Everyone's got problems and they've heard all mine before.
Everyone gets around and nobody can ever get you down
Everyone says you've got no excuse,
Everyone take a little bit here and a little bit there
Everyone walks around with a perpetual smile across their face
Everyone wants to be King Kong, oh yeah. (2) (3)
Everyone watching your every move.
Everything's a cliché. (2)
Everything advertised, stirring up greed
Everything around is so transitional (2)
Everything around me seems unreal
Everything comes the same to him.
Everything is hazy,
Everything is in its place
Everything is lovely, (2)
Everything is passé,
Everything seemed the same the whole world now
Everything that I could want,
Everything you hear and say,
Everything, (2) (3)
Everything, exactly as it used to be
Everything. (2)
Everywhere I go it looks and feels like America
Everywhere I hear them singing
Everywhere the Carnabetian army marches on,
Everywhere, everyone
Evil. He's evil.
Exactly (2)
Exactly how you feel.
Except Ricard, he just scored ten
Excessive living sure keeps running me down
Excuse me, I just vomited
Excuse me, is this your tooth?
Excuse my shoes they don't quite fit
Exist in all of us,
Expense account and credit cards,
Expressing his doubts and his fears.
Eyes down round and round let's all sit and watch the moneygoround

- F -

F.M., A.M. where are you? (2)
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)
Face the world with expectation
Facing the world ain't easy when there isn't anything going
Facts and figures.
Fading, fade.
Fading, fading.
Fake worlds and logos in the shopping mall
falling into the great big nowhere
Falling over backwards to have dinner with me.
Fancy words he didn't understand,
Fancy, if you believe in what I believe in,
Fancy, just look around thee
Far away places like Wigan and Birmingham
Far away, far away in a foreign land
far away, far away to a foreign land
Far from all the soot and noise of the city,
Fascist plots on the right.
Fast food, take-out mentality
Fat Flabby Annie was incredibly big
Father Christmas please hand it over
Father Christmas, give us some money (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
Fathers take pictures of the mothers,
Fear of germs
Feed the reader's appetite
Feed the reporter (2) (3)
Feel all right.
Feel good from morning
Feel that daylight, Daylight.
Feel that daylight.
Feel the sunlight on my pillow and it stops my yawing.
Feel those vibrations flow in my brain.
Feelin' guilty, feelin' scared, hidden cameras everywhere
Feeling gloomy and down
Feeling optimistic and keen
Feeling right down, resurrecting the clown
Feels like a good time to die
Feels like we're in for a stormy night,
Field and the valleys,
Field full of houses, endless rows of crowded streets
Fighting for the land of hope and glory
Filling out forms.
Firmly held in my hand
First class and economy, we all played the game
First gear, second gear, third gear, fourth gear, all right.
First love can be such a strain.
First seconds,
First time around it was really grand
First time I saw her she was easy to know,
First you love me, then you don't. (2)
First you say you love me, then you say that we're through
Flash those teeth (2) (3) (4)
Flash those teeth, come on open those eyes
Flash those teeth, competitions on the rise
Flash those teeth, open those eyes
Fleetingly it went from dark to light
Fleetingly it went so wrong from right (2)
Flower power, heavy metal and acid rock
Flowing into the night
Fly, fly you away
Flying off to far out places.
fogging up my eyes
Follow all the doubt and sadness.
Follow all the drudge and sadness.
Football ground on a Saturday afternoon. I'll still come out fighting.
For a boy named Joe.
For a consultation about my physical health
For a handsome lover and a passionate embrace
For a sign for the real world
For a small rental fee
For alternative occupation
For another dawn is breaking.
For any amount of cash (2)
For any old ailment or disease
For any old cough or wheeze.
For assembly workers in the factory
For cheap decorations
For Christ sake have a cuppa tea.
For confessing all the evil
For darkness shines
For even wide boys, hoods and spivs
for every cause that's ever been in fashion.
For every soul that's ever been lost
For farmers toiling on the land
For giving others a bad name.
For good and evil
For he is of pure and noble breed
For I don't ever want you to see me
For I knew that Lavinia
For if I cut myself I bleed
For if, if I could see
For making you what you are
For me to change the shape I'm in
For my art school babe
For playing games with other people's lives
For return to Waterloo,
For selfish profit and gain.
For seven shillings a week
For sin and degradation. (2) (3)
For sitting in the midday sun
For Thanksgiving Day
For that big Australian barmaid
For the emotional pressures and stresses of it.
For the enemy to attack
For the first time we fall in love.
For the fountain of youth they will never find
For the sake of art I'll go to bed like the ordinary people.
For the sake of art I'm gonna mix with the ordinary people.
For the sake of art I will mix with the ordinary people.
For the sake of humanity
For them it's all over,
For there is no return
For this is where I belong, (2) (3)
For this land I shall die
For those ducks on the wall.
For we're all brothers to our Union Man.
For what's been taken from me.
For you (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11)
For you are my one reality
For you living your life
For you were my first love
For you? (2) (3) (4) (5)
For your image is still inside me.
Forced into roles that leave them totally driven
Forget all the songs,
Forget all your problems
Forget culture, rock 'n' roll is where it's at
Forget it for a while. (2) (3)
Forget next week while we all burn
Forget what happened yesterday,
Forget your nephews
Forgive me (2)
Forgive me, please,
Forgiving today so we can sin again tomorrow
Frailest, purest girl the world has seen,
Frankie came home late from work one evening,
Frankie promised everything,
Free, free. (2)
Free. (2)
Friday evenings, people get together,
Friends till forever
Friends we'll become
Friends we will stay
From all of the depression in you head
From all the repetition
From different sides
From evils like perversion and pornography.
From her carefree little life,
From Marcel Proust, Jean Cocteau and Jean-Paul Sartre
From morning, till the end of the day (2) (3)
From my video shop
From now till then
From rock opera to Mantovani.
From that very day this boy is more than having his share.
From the day we are born
From the dew-soaked hedge creeps a crawly caterpillar,
From the first brief hello to the last good-bye (2)
From the friends in her hometown
From the man in the raincoat's
From the moment I arise
From the rich to the poor
From the West to the East
From those distant celebrations
From when we get up
From working at the factory (2)
From working at the factory.
From your head to the tips of your toes.
Frustrated and dissatisfied?
Frustration and torment tore him inside
Frustration everywhere I turn, I just get more and more.
Fu Manchu, Sherlock Holmes, Jack Spock, Henry Cooper,
Full moon's a-callin', and it's put a curse on me,
Full moons and witches hats
Full of artificial people.
Full of flaming Junes and summer holidays?
Full of hatefulness and bitterness, (2)
Full of homicide and suicide, (2)
Full of possibilities (2) (3)
Fum, fum, diddle-um di (2) (3) (4)
Funny things that they can get for finding out too late

- G -

Gas bills, rent bills, tax bills, phone bills
Gas fired central heating,
Gather round, gather round, (2) (3) (4)
Gave back half to Larry and I end up with half of goodness knows what
Gave you my dreams to aspire to
Generals tell you when to fight,
Geometry and poetry, education.
George Sanders would still have style,
Get a life, get a life, get a life
Get a move on darling
Get back, get back.
Get close to the homeless wasters and the innocent
Get close to the sinners trying hard to repent
Get close to the souls ignored and forgotten by the
Get down on your knees (2) (3) (4)
Get out of bed, the whole day's ahead
Get out of the bar
Get out that door before it's too late
Get outta my hair, get out of my way
Get positive, try to be gay.
Get that frown off your head,
Get to my bed
Get together in the artificial light. (2) (3)
Get up from the down you are in
Get up it's your one salvation
Get up off your arses men
Get up out of your easy chairs (2)
Get up out of your easy chairs, get up and show 'em that you're there
Get up you wreck, and crawl out through the door
Get up, Get up, Get up (2)
Get up, Get up, Get up,
Get up, go out, do it again.
Get you coat and fix your face
Get your attitude straight, 'Cos it's all in your mind
Get your health together
Get your mind together
Get your style together
Get your wealth together
Get yourself a brand new scene,
Get yourself some new attire,
Get yourself together
Gets the same train every time.
Gettin' by the best I can
Getting more uptight
Getting ready and looking my best
Getting to your brain?
Girl I want to be with you all of the time (2) (3) (4)
Girl we gotta get out of here
Girl you had me dangling, like a yo-yo on a string,
Girl, I know the world's a stage
Girl, I never met a girl like you before.
Girl, I want to build a better world for me and you.
Girl, I want you here with me
Girl, It's a hard, hard world, if it gets you down
Girl, you and me
Girl, you really got me goin'
Girl, you really got me now (2)
Girls like you are very hard to find. (2) (3) (4)
Girls will be boys and boys will be girls
Give 'em lots of sex, perversion and rape
Give 'em lots of violence, and plenty to hate
Give all the toys to the little rich boys (2) (3)
Give it all up and start all over,
Give me life on the road. (2)
Give me William Shakespeare
Give the people what they want (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
Give the scum a gun and make the bugger fight
Give yourself a kick up the backside
Gives her away
Gives them away
Giving me hell (2)
Glaring eyes all filled with hate.
Go down the boozer and have another jar,
Go from one day to the next if you'll be mine
Go get a life, get a life
Go out for a walk then I come back in.
Go steady on my clutch, go easy on the hills
Go tell my mamma and my sister too
Go to my office, sit at my desk,
God mad the moon and the rain and the sun
God made the heaven and the deep blue sea
God save Donald Duck, Vaudeville and Variety
God save little shops, china cups and virginity
God save Mrs. Mopp and good Old Mother Riley
God save strawberry jam and all the different varieties
God save the George Cross and all those who were awarded them
God save the Village Green.
God save tudor houses, antique tables and billiards
God these pyjamas are awful!
Going away to unknown destinations
Going to take the hard way,
Gone are the days when you dreamed of that car
Gone are the lavatories in the back yard
Gonna beat those people in grey,
Gonna cover up the sun
Gonna die on dead end street. (2) (3)
Gonna feel the lightnin' strikin',
Gonna keep my radio on,
Gonna keep on searchin',
Gonna look around now
Gonna love my baby all the time (2)
Gonna make you a star,
Gonna make you the ultimate creation.
Gonna see a manifestation, total chaos, devastation,
Gonna start my rebellion today.
Gonna take the hard way,
Gonna take the hard way. (2)
Gonna take you home tonight (2)
Good's gone bad but right is wrong and I don't know which side I'm on lately
Good day, gonna be a good day.
Good day, good day, good day, good day. (2)
Good day, good day, good day. (2)
Good-bye my big house, my big car,
Good-bye my big house, my big car.
Good-bye to a world that's forgotten how to feel.
Goodbye champagne and caviar set
Goodbye freedom, hello fear,
Goodbye to all of the rich man's daughters
Goodbye to my debts now I'm 'way cross the water
Goodbye youth, goodbye dreams,
Gossip on the Internet
Got a big six gun and everybody is scared. (2)
Got a letter through the post that says I don't exist.
Got a mortgage hanging over his head
Got a TV set and a radio
Got back to the frontroom, Dave was plugged in to the green amplifier
Got chicks in the back and ballin' all night
Got music in my ears
Got my feet on the ground, and I'm standing on my own (2) (3)
Got my freedom riding along the freeway.
Got my freedom riding down the highway,
Got no claim to any position, (2)
Got no dinner and I got no supper,
Got no dreams, got no ambition, (2)
Got no place to hide.
Got no privacy got no liberty
Got no resistance calling long distance
Got no time for Muswell town
Got no time for tears
Got no time to live a life
Got no where to go
Got through my performance and no one complained,
Got to be a Superman to survive
Got to be free to do what I want (2) (3) (4)
Got to be free to laugh when I want
Got to be free to say what I want (2)
Got to be free, got to be free now
Got to be hard, (2)
Got to charge up my batteries,
Got to get away from (2)
Got to get away from the complicated life son,
Got to get out of this life somehow
Got to look my best so I'm taking my time
Got to wing wing fly high over the see
Gotta carry on
Gotta get close, yeah people gotta stay close, close.
Gotta get my head down, stop for a while in a motorway hotel.
Gotta get out before my ambition is gone
Gotta have a truce so we can start
Gotta have hope (2)
Gotta have hope, gotta carry on
Gotta keep a hold on my sanity
Gotta move, gotta move (2) (3)
Gotta pack up my clothes, brush my teeth, blow my nose.
Gotta stand and face it life is so complicated,
Gotta stand and face it,
Gotta stop sobbing now (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
Gotta work for your country
Gotta work for your family
Grandpappy's never late for his dinner,
Granny's always ravin' and rantin'
Great American dream
Great illusion in another state
Greet the mornin' light.
Growing up is very hard to do,
Growing up isn't easy to do,
Gucci, Gucci, Gucci (2)
Guess I'd better go now. (2) (3)
Guess I'll say so long now
Guess I'm afraid of losing you.
Guess I want a lot of things and got my inclinations
Guess you need some bringing down
Guilty because you looked/turned away
Guilty until you're proven innocent (2)
Guten Tag amour prego ola combien

- H -

Had a child with a banker from Bolton
Had enough of all this aggravation (2)
Had enough of all this aggravation,
Had to break from the real world
Halleluja, halleluja, halleluja Rosie Lea.
Halleluja, halleluja, halleluja, Rosie Lea
Hamburger in China (2)
Hanging out in the bars.
Harry rag, harry rag (2) (3) (4) (5)
Has anybody here seen a chick called Dick
Has anybody seen that little girl of mine?
Has everybody got problems?
Has eyes of blue,
Has finally become
Has got something that they're looking for
Has turned into a laughing stock divided without harmony.
Hate's the only thing we have in common
Hate builds up from childhood, your world was a slum
Hate it? But you see Norman loves it so much and you did ask me to act normally, didn't you. I mean I can't cope with all that fancy stuff you like to eat.
Hate, frustration, no escape.
Hatred, hatred (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)
Hatred, hatred is the only thing that lasts, what is it?
have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea,
Have a go and break a leg
Have another drink and you'll feel alright. (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
Have another drink it'll make you feel better, (2)
Have another drink it'll make you feel better. (2)
Have another drink! (2)
Have another drink.
Have gone and turned their backs on me.
Have got the right to live.
Have got to be broken so you can survive.
Have I been drinking too much wine? (2)
Have I not eyes to help me see?
Have I not hands, organs, senses
Have I not lungs to help me breathe?
Have I stopped or am I only going slow?
Have to admit I got no resistance to the red light on the wall
Have turned into complacency,
Have turned into complacency.
Have we all lost our gravity, reason and sanity?
Have we got a couple more stations,
Have we now lost our way on this looney balloon?
Have you been drinking?
Have you heard about trouble throughout the land
Have you heard the word?
Have you seen this face? (2)
Have yourself a good time
Have yourself a merry merry Christmas
Haven't you noticed a kind of madness in my eyes?
Having lots of fun
Hay Fever (2) (3) (4) (5)
Hay fever, feel the sinus pains
Hay fever, I ought to be in bed
Hay fever, you put the curse on me
He'd end up blowing all his wages for the week
He'll baffle you with googlies with leg breaks and offspin
He'll buy you jewels, expensive clothes,
He'll drink anything,
He'll lead you on then he'll tear you apart.
He'll make you laugh, make you smile,
He's a dedicated follower of fashion. (2)
He's a joker and a clown
He's a real cool cat and a real gone groove,
He's a real unluckly fella,
He's a tin soldier man (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
He's a well respected man about town, (2) (3) (4)
He's alright.
He's been through all of the changes,
He's bought a hat like Anthony Eden's
He's caught in a mass of computerised trivia,
He's changing places with Norman,
He's checking a list that's been checked out before
He's crafty and deceitful and he'll try to L.B.W.,
He's ever-so elated and so are his mates.
He's evil. He's evil. He's evil. He's evil. He's evil. (2) (3) (4)
He's found a home.
He's gone barmy
He's gone over the edge
He's got a look in his eyes
He's got a perfect mullet hanging down his back
He's got a phony smile that makes you think he understands,
He's got a plastic wife who wears a plastic mac,
He's got everything he needs, (2)
He's got feelings and faults
He's got lots of mouths to feed
He's got my money and my publishing rights
He's got no right at all
He's got plastic flowers growing up the walls,
He's got plastic heart, plastic feet and toes,
He's got plastic knees and a perfect plastic nose.
He's got plastic lips that hide his plastic teeth and gums,
He's got something to say
He's got style, personality,
He's got taste, manners and grace,
He's got ten grandkids, she's the third missus (2)
He's got the people in his power
He's got wit he's got charm.
He's gotta house in the country, (2) (3)
He's heard the cries of the lunatics facing defeat
He's in the heavens, I'm standing on the ground
He's just a man who's reached the end of his rope,
He's lost in the paperwork and up to his eyes,
He's much too old for twenty-eight,
He's not a dandy, he's only living out a fantasy
He's not a pansy, he's only being what he wants to be
He's not paid to think, just play, (2)
He's not the man that married me, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
He's one of the survivors, (2) (3)
He's out of the wardrobe and he's feeling alright
He's out of the wardrobe and he's feeling satisfied
He's out of the wardrobe and now he's got no regrets (2)
He's over the edge, oh, over the edge
He's putting up barbed wire barricades
He's really middle class and he's just a phony. (2) (3) (4)
He's really special, reminds me of you (2)
He's seen us low and he's seen us high
He's shrewd, he's rude and he's wicked.
He's six feet tall and his arms are all brown and hairy
He's still drifting to and fro, like a yo-yo.
He's taken everything I've got,
He's the man who decides if I live or I die, if I starve, or I eat (2)
He's the prince of the punks and he's finally made it, (2) (3) (4) (5)
He's the prince of the punks. (2)
He's unco-ordinated so we shut him out
He's watched us grow and he's seen all our shows
He acts tough but it's just a front, (2) (3)
He acts tough but it's just a front.
He acts working class but it's all baloney,
He acts working class but it's all bologna, (2)
He and she, they all right.
He blew all his wages by half past nine.
He can't disfigure, or disgrace, (2)
He checked me over and he said I was fit
He comes on smooth, cool and kind, (2)
He couldn't handle modern jazz,
He didn't know how to talk much
He didn't know the night would end up in frustration.
He digs Jerry Lee Lewis, Dion and The Belmonts,
He don't need no sedatives to ease his troubled mind.
He eats plastic food with a plastic knife and fork,
He failed at funk, so he became a punk,
He feels a dedicated follower of fashion.
He flits from shop to shop just like a butterfly.
He gets up early about seven o'clock,
He grooves around intensive care, strutting his stuff
He had flown to old Hong Kong,
He had to tell all the servants to go away.
He has to buy a secondhand Ford
He is a session man, (2) (3)
He is going to use you, his heavies will abuse you,
He is gonna rough you up,
He is just the devil in disguise. (2)
He is sent by Sinful Satan and he's out to take your wicket
He is so gay and fancy free
He is the captain of the team
He is the head boy at the school
He just feels restricted in conventional clothes