"Greetings From Shitsville" as written by and David Leslie Walls....
the paper's hanging off the walls, there's 'roaches dancing in the halls
you still pay your fortune to crawl down misery street
the euthanasia dream brigade are melting in the Hampstead shade
the zombies of life they parade down misery street

so come on over with something to do , baby, I need the company
greetings now from Shitsville, NW3
why do we stay here, God only knows - it's not the scenery
greetings now from Shitsville, NW3
greetings now from Shitsville, London

and all my neighbours disappear the second that I get too near
I stick out like elephant ears on misery street
it gets so hard to sleep at night, the left of me the [drunks/drugs] still fight
while sirens scream off to the right down misery street


the heating's set to sauna and the carpet's getting thin
my vacuum cleaner's blowing out instead of sucking in
I drink myself to coma so that sleep escapes the din
and start this shit all over again...
so now I got a brand new day to tackle in the same old way
the ducking and diving of bills that arrive in their seemingly hundreds to pay


greetings now from Shitsville, London (x3)

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"Greetings From Shitsville" as written by David Leslie Walls


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    General CommentHow can no-one have commented on this yet? So, for any non-Brits out there, if your image of Britain is taken entirely from films like 'Bridget Jones' Diary', 'Love Actually' et al, this is a much more realistic depiction. And only Ginger could write a line like 'I stick out like elephant ears on misery street'...
    infotainment_ladon February 20, 2005   Link
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    General Comment^ completely true!
    This song is a perfect depiction of the not-so romantic side of life in merry old England- specifically London, that you won't see in films starring Hugh Grant.
    Great stuff
    Suburban_Flameon July 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti don't think there are really any hidden meanings with this song. ginger says it all pretty concisely!
    Hullabalookittenon August 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentProbs about bein on the dole in london.
    doobason August 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYep, just about Ginger's reflections on London. Apparently the idea for the song came to him when he saw a cockroach in his flat, and he reckoned it did a little dance...Ginger is a legend!
    Rollokon September 30, 2009   Link

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