"Do Nothing" as written by and Lynval Golding....
Each Day I walk along this lonely street
Trying to find, find a future
New pair of shoes are on my feet
'Cause fashion is my only culture

Nothing ever change, oh no
Nothing ever change

People say to me just be yourself
It makes no sense to follow fashion
How could I be anybody else
I don't try, I've got no reason

Nothing ever change, oh no
Nothing ever change

I'm just living in a life without meaning
I walk and walk, do nothing
I'm just living in a life without feeling
I talk and talk, say nothing

Nothing ever change, oh no
Nothing ever change

I walk along this same old lonely street
Still trying to find, find a reason
Policeman comes and smacks me in the teeth
I don't complain, it's not my function

Nothing ever change, oh no
Nothing ever change

They're just living in a life without meaning
I walk and walk, do nothing
They're just playing in a life without thinking
They talk and talk, say nothing
I'm just living in a life without feeling
I walk and walk, I'm dreaming
I'm just living in a life without feeling
I talk and talk, say nothing
I'm just living in a life without meaning
I walk and walk, do nothing


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"Do Nothing" as written by Lynval Golding

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    General CommentThis song was written by guitarist Lynval Golding during Thatcher's reign when alot of people had fuck all and fuck all to look forward to either. I like the picture of someone walking down an endless, lonely street, looking only for some hope at the end. Lynval makes a pretty pointed reference about racism in the police force too.

    There are 2 "proper" versions of this song and the best in my opinion is the one with Jerry Dammer's Valium keyboards.
    Boss Manon July 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCan't believe things song hasn't been commented on!

    A fantastic song, wonderfully documenting how people (particuarly of the working-class) in Britian and throughout the world "do nothing", "talk and talk, say nothing", "living in a life without meaning".

    We're happy living in a cultural wasteland.

    Apathy rules supreme, so "nothing ever change(s)".
    BoHoon May 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love how staright to the point their lyrics can be.

    the line about fashion is so interesting, just explains how boring and frustrating life can be- really good.
    tigersroamfreeon September 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAlthough this song came out in the very early eighties it is really more reflecting the end of Labour's terrible 1970s Britain (the pinnacle of 1979 and their fall) when there was mass employment and strikes. A great social snapshot - like many of their songs. Great mix of punk and reggae/ska.
    CharmingManon February 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah it`s a good song kind of like all the specials songs dealing with thatchers recession hit britain where working class people were trapped with no future or chance of bettering themselves,so all they believe in is fashion....it`s funny because its a timeless song pretty much like ghost town and could be wrote about browns crumbling britain!!!they truly spoke and stood up for a whole downtroden frustrated generation
    spikemaidstoneon October 31, 2009   Link

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