"Cash Machine" as written by and Richard Archer....
Go to a cash machine
To get a ticket home
Message on the screen
Says don't make plans, you're broke
No, no this can't be right
I know that time is tight
I've only just been paid
Three weeks five days, 'til I'm seen
Right
No
I scratch a living, it ain't easy
You know it's a drag
I'm always paying, never make it
But you can't look back
I wonder if I'll ever get
To where I want to be
Better believe it
I'm working for the cash machine

I try to phone a friend
My credit's in the red
I try to skip the fare
Ticket inspector's there
No no, this can't be right
I live an honest life
It seems like sometimes
You don't cross the line
You don't get
By
No

I scratch a living, it ain't easy
You know it's a drag
I'm always paying, never make it
But you can't look back
I wonder if I'll ever get
To where I want to be
Better believe it
Yeah

What am I gonna do
My girlfriend's test turned blue
We tried to play it safe
That night we could not wait
No no, this can't be right
She said it would be alright
I can't afford to be a daddy
So I leave tonight
No

I scratch a living, it ain't easy
You know it's a drag
I'm always paying, never make it
But you can't look back
I wonder if I'll ever get
To where I want to be
Better believe it
I'm working for the cash machine
Cash machine
Cash machine

There's a hole in my pocket, my pocket, my pocket
There's a hole in my pocket, my pocket, my pocket
There's a hole in my pocket, my pocket, my pocket
There's a hole in my pocket
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah


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"Cash Machine" as written by Richard Archer

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  • +2
    General CommentI think it's about neo-imperialism and the rich countries of the world exploiting the lower classes for their own benefit.

    Jesus, it's obvious, just read the damn lyrics...
    JoeBaldwinon January 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI hate how mtv ruined this song
    mixologieson September 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song by a great band, Tied Up Too Tight was their first song that really struck me, but this one is great too, especially the end part (There's a hole in my pocket!) :)
    obsessedon July 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the song
    teh.nightingaleon July 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmad song, awesome band
    lyrics are pretty self explanatory
    Swalbson August 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis this what life in staines is like? great song.
    paul_bankson October 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, great band! This song really sticks in your head, it's tune so catchy
    x!x Holly x!xon January 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is tight. I could live with this song on repeat!
    ActAppalledon February 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYup staines definately like this! Credit in the red cos theres no jobs and getting caught by ticket inspectors, as usually u can skip the fare cos theres no ticket inspectors at staines station!
    Dunno bout the bit about pregnant girlfriend tho....thats more down feltham way!!!
    sercute4eon February 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love these boys. they're are wicked. this songs video makes me laugh and the song itself makes me smile. they have beautiful voices and they look good. keep up the good work guys.
    Lonely_Emo_Amieon February 24, 2006   Link

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