Pulp - Common People

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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 then 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."
 
And what else could I do?
I said, "Ah, 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."
And she just laughed and said, "Oh, you're so funny."
I said, "Yes? Well, I can't see anyone else smiling in here. Are you sure...
 
"You want to live like common people?
You want to do whatever common people do?
You want to sleep with common people?
You want to sleep with common people like me??"
 
But she didn't understand,
And she just smiled and held my hand...
 
Well, 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
Because when you're laid in bed at night,
Watching roaches climb the wall,
If you called your dad, he could stop it all, yes!
 
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 then 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 laughing at you,
And the stupid things that you do
Because you think that poor is cool.
 
Like a dog lying in a corner,
They'll bite you and never warn you.
Look out!
They'll tear your insides out
Because everybody hates a tourist,
Especially one who thinks it's all such a laugh,
Yes, and that chip stains and 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 are amazed that they exist,
And they burn so bright whilst 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
Because when you're laid in bed at night,
Watching roaches climb the wall,
If you called your dad, he could stop it all, yes!
 
Never live like common people!
Never do what common people do!
Never fail like common people!
Never watch your life slide out of view,
And then dance and drink and... screw
Because there's nothing else to do.
 
I want to live with common people like you,
I want to live with common people like you,
I want to live with common people like you,
I want to live with common people like you,
I want to live with common people like you,
I want to live with common people like you,
La, la, la, la, la, la, oh, yes...
 
Submitted by samantha2 on Sat, 25/12/2010 - 05:16
Thanks!
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