RICH

The British Economy

is the 6th biggest in the world

it’s a splendid site for all to see

the bankers are so well oiled

AND YOU SAY

THAT WE CAN’T AFFORD IT

AS YOU STOP BY BETWEEN L.A.

AND SKIING ON THE SWISS FRENCH BORDER

AH BUT WE WERE SO MUCH POORER THEN

WE’RE RICHER THAN THAT NOW

The pool we built in ‘32

is hanging by a thread

the library is gone to flats

the playground’s been

regenerated

AND YOU SAY

THAT WE CAN’T AFFORD IT

AS YOU STOP BY BETWEEN L.A.

AND CYCLING ROUND MALLORCA

AH BUT WE WERE SO MUCH POORER THEN

WE’RE RICHER THAN THAT NOW

so

SELL ME A PHONE TO CHAIN MY SOUL

SELL ME SOME SHOES TO RUN AWAY

LOVE IS AN ISLAND THAT KNOWS NO STORM

UNDERNEATH THE ARCHES I DREAM MY DREAMS AWAY

AND THE BAKER KEEPS THE AVOCADOS STONED

AND NOBODY KNOWS

WHEN THE BAILIFF’S GONNA COME

So you can buy a chip of land

and know you’re gonna win

or stick a ticket in my hand

and tell me it’s no sin (bet safe!)

AND YOU SAY

THAT WE CAN’T AFFORD IT

AS YOU STOP BY BETWEEN L.A.

AND THE HOUSE OF LORDS

AH BUT WE WERE SO MUCH POORER THEN

WE’RE RICHER THAN THAT NOW

RICH

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