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GUEST,harvey andrews Music in a dismal economy (33) Lyr Add: THE WAY WE LIVED THEN (Harvey Andrews) 30 Dec 08


I know it's not cool to post one's own work or to say I told you so but I can't resist. I wrote this in 1992 and recorded it on "Spring Again" in 1994.
^^                          THE WAY WE LIVED THEN


                Caviar on the table, Champagne in the glass
                We laughed and we jeered at the poor working class
                We drank to their ruin, we drank to their shame
                We pissed on their problems, said they were to blame
                Oh the way we lived then, the way we lived then,
                The way we lived then.

                Jason wore braces and slicked his hair down
                Ben had the number of each deb in town
                I was a member of every new club
                And I used my gold card to pay every sub
                For the way we lived then, the way we lived then,
                The way we lived then.

                chorus

                Oh, the way we lived then,
                Selling Deutschmark or Yen,
                Never thinking of where did it come from
                How long would it last us, or when
                Would we all have to pay for this mad holiday
                For the Porsche and the Rolls
                That were our only goals
                Me and Jason and Ben,
                Oh, the way we lived then.


                Jason met Sarah, a girl in P.R.
                They had a white wedding all paid for by Pa
                Borrowed a fortune to buy their first pad
                It was two hundred K, but then prices were mad.
                The way we lived then, the way we lived then,
                The way we lived then.

                Jason said, three years, we'll sell and move on
                Then suddenly, terribly, Maggie was gone
                Ben said don't worry she's schooled them all well
                So we drank to the sending of Labour to hell
                Oh, the way we lived then, the way we lived then,
                The way we lived then.
                CHORUS

                Sarah got pregnant, then Jason got fired
                Ben took a pay cut and I felt too tired
                Burnt out at thirty and sacked on the day
                The repo man took my red Roller away
                Oh the way we lived then, the way we lived then,
                The way we lived then.

                CHORUS

                Now there's bread on the table and beer in the glass
                It's merely a set back and bad times will pass
                Monopoly money means always pass go
                And we'll surely pass you if you're going too slow
                And we'll live it again, the way we lived then,
                The way we lived then.


                Yes, we'll live it again, selling Euro or Yen
                Only this time we'll know where it comes from
                We'll know how to keep it, and then
                We'll make someone else pay for our mad holiday
                For the Porsche and the Rolls that are our only goals
                Me and Jason and Ben,
                We'll live it again,
                The way we lived then,
                We'll live it again.

    Harvey, it IS cool to post one's own work - at Mudcat, at least. Please feel free to post anything you like.
    -Joe Offer-


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