FIG ROLL LAUNDROMAT

I’m talkin ‘bout freedom

freedom for the pike

and his acolytes

I got a tongue

that can take care

of your parasites

if you treat me nice

I got eyes

that I can close

oh yeah

I’M A FIG ROLL LAUNDROMAT

A FIB REEL EUROCRAT

A GLIB DULL TORY FAG

OH YEAH

I’m neither one side

or the other, I

just sit and watch the fight

IF ONLY IF ONLY IF ONLY IF ONLY

IF ONLY THEY WOULD SEE THE LIGHT!

I vote for benefit cuts

from the safety of

my suburban hut

tell you how to live your life

(all the bootstraps you can buy)

give to my chosen charity

run a mixed economy

ride a hybrid meri

to       cra     cy

 

I’M A FIG ROLL LAUNDROMAT…

So don’t let me stop you

creating wealth

cos I provide services to

the National Health

bell ringing on a Thursday night

hand wringing when I’m in

the spot light

oh yeah

GET YOURSELF A YELLOW DOORMAT

I CAN WORK IN ANY FORMAT

WIFE AND KIDS, SUIT AND TIE OR

RAINBOW FLAG WHEN THERE’S

VOTES TO BUY

I’M A FIG ROLL LAUNDROMAT

A FIB REEL EUROCRAT

A GLIB DULL TORY FAG

OH YEAH

I’m neither one side

or the other, I

just sit and watch the fight

IF ONLY IF ONLY IF ONLY IF ONLY

IF ONLY THEY WOULD SEE THE LIGHT!

FIG ROLL LAUNDROMAT

MUDTHROWERS

Don’t think we don’t know what you’re doing

when you’re throwing mud around

trying to make clean man look dirty

so we throw him out of town

You can trap us on tv

saying things we don’t believe

but at home or on the street

well it’s there that we can breathe

There are no depths to which you will not stoop

when your power is at stake

there are no values you won’t twist

there are no saints you will not break

But we will still insist:

we are not the ones who sow the hate

Everyone down here is my sister

everyone down here is my brother

and if you find yourself above us

there’s a choice that you can make

We’re not saying we are saints

we’re not saying it’s all okay

but we know who’ll make it better

and we know the games you play

 

 

Wolfgang Küchler November 2019

MUDTHROWERS