blinking paralyzed flat on my back
they said our world is built in endeavour
but every man is for himself
wealth is for the one that wants it
paradise if you can earn it
history’s the reason
i’m washed out
blinking paralyzed flat on my back
my ambitions come to nothing
what i wanted now seems just a waste of time
i can’t make out what has gone wrong
i was good at what i did
the crows come home to roost and I’m the duke (dupe?)

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    General CommentI saw Gang of Four live and they were absolutely, flat-out amazing! This is one of my favorite Gang of Four songs probably because the guitar is so sharp and thudding. This is a song to turn up the volume to!
    foreverblue101on May 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCorrection: it's "blinkered", not "blinking"

    Also, "dupe", not "duke".

    Unemployment sucks, but it's the price of capitalism that the worth of human beings is defined by what they can get in the market.
    mumajoron September 21, 2010   Link

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