Culture Shock

Culture Shock - Six Foot Rooms

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They're digging a hole for the people

So they can all live in it

And when I die I want my own room to die in

These smart men in trousers

The road they've built tears up the houses

Tears up the history

Builds up the misery

Tears up the countryside

Replacing the memory

With government policy

There's a highrise in suicide

Less people unemployed

Oh! How the people cried... But they gave me a room to live in

I question the way your eyebrows rise

Ceiling blocking out the skies

Walls so neat around my bed

Six foot square & room to breed

Deeper down I hate to feed

Upon the now subconscious need

For more room to die in if you please

Outside the road is clean & wet

A jogger tires & gets run down

Overworked & underfed

Running away from it all uptown

The lights that burn electric bills

The heads in ovens swallowing pills

Just another "social ill"

They're digging a grave for the people

So they can all live in it

Up in the piles of six foot rooms

It's easier to ignore the gloom

With the T.V. leisure treasure

Pleasure comes in waves you cannot measure

In one ear & out the other

In one eye & there forever

Like the drinking, like the weather

Like the room they gave your mother

Like the cops & British Telecom

There to be relied upon... forever & ever & ever

Independent in your room

Like the people above & below

Banging the floor with the end of a broom

Lets them know you're so-and-so

Who's got his peace & won't let go

They said you could move but you said "No!"

You said "No!"

Afraid that the next step would be down

To the housing developements out of town

Where they say the walls are so bloody thin

You can hear Mr. So-And-So breaking down

You... just... can't win

They're digging a grave for the people

So they can live in it

They're housing the people in coffins

Into which they can barely fit

And to keep the illusion of comfort

The streets are always well-lit

So the tourists can stand & take photos

While you're inside with no room to sit

They're digging a grave for the people - Wo! Oh! Oh! Oh!

They're digging a grave for the people - Wo! Oh! Oh! Oh!

They're digging a grave for the people - Wo! Oh! Oh! Oh!

They're digging a grave for you

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