"State Of Things" as written by Jon Mcclure and Tim Hampton....
While some sore heads will rue last night’s endeavours
Make Sunday’s vow that they won’t get so leathered
Dad’s shout at lads so they foul number seven
There’s no need for fighting; they’re only eleven
Mmm, a little introduction to the state of things

What of the woman, who stands by her fella,
Despite the bruises brought on by the Stella
To cook and to clothe and to clean and to screw
Ain’t the sum total of all she can do

What of the woman who waits with the feeling
Of black holes and lost nights and strange looking ceilings
Haze around half nine, remember she thinks
Bloke in a red shirt with drops in the drink

Mmm, teaching and telling ‘bout the state of things
Mmm, never taught you at school about the state of things

Look down, just look down; you’re too scared to turn ‘round
Says he’s gonna get you with all of his mates
Heartbeat, your heart beats; he says that you’re dead meat
The bully waits for you outside the school gates

Making you aware of the state of things
A little introduction to the state of things
I’m making to sing about the state of things
They never taught you at school about the state of things

And what of the woman who’s there in the station
Whose White Lightning refuge is inebriation
Some wench on park bench contrasts with your cash
She’s not gonna kill ya, or give you a rash

Making you aware of the state of things
A little introduction to the state of things
I’m making to sing about the state of things
They never taught you at school about the state of things
I’m telling you straight about the state of things
1-9-8-4 state of things
Cuts me wide open, the state of things
I am the reverend, I’ll tell you ‘bout the state of things





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    General Commentthis is another commentary on our lives... reminding us of "the state of things" & making us think about what's going on in our world & how it's actually becoming the dystopia in 1984 that we read about & criticise... (when they say "one nine eight four" they're referring to that, guess)
    xXx
    em_fataleon June 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentisn't there a couple of verses missing here?
    mally1on October 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThat's the demo. The album version goes like so:

    While some sore heads will rue last nights endeavours
    And make Sundays vow that they won't get so leathered
    Dads shout at lads so they foul number 7
    There's no need for fighting they're only 11
    A little introduction to the state of things

    What of the woman who stands by her fella
    Despite the bruises brought on by the stella
    To cook and to clothe and to clean and to screw
    Is not the sum total of all she can do

    They claim that the threats high, oh do me a favour
    Control you by fear so you don't know your neighbour
    Tube station at midnight, shoot them on sight
    Hearts beating faster on jubilee line

    The football fans fight cos United's at home
    Its futile as bald men fighting for a comb
    Adam gives Keeley what Donna gave him
    Keeley shags Richard then gives it to Jim

    I'm making you aware of the state of things
    A little introduction to the state of things
    I'm aching to sing about the state of things
    Bet they don't teach you at school about the state of things

    And then there's the woman who's there in the station
    Whose white lightning refuge is inebriation
    Some wench on park bench contrasts to your cash
    She's not gonna kill ya or give ya a rash

    I'm making you aware of the state of things
    A little introduction to the state of things
    I'm aching to sing about the state of things
    Because we're all run by fools that's the state of things
    I'm telling you straight about the state of things
    1 9 8 4 the state of things
    It cuts me wide open the state of things
    I am The Reverend and i'll tell you about the state of things
    AllyS2on October 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song! awesome lyrics. song title says it all. covers binge drinking, wife beating, terrorism, football hooligans, sleeping around and tramps - all what's really going on in real life
    lblake58on February 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWho is Keeley? They were mentioned in another song.
    saturnflyon March 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentKeely was in 'He Said He Loved Me' song and she was supposed to be the girl who was basically having an affair with a guy who left his ex coz she got pregnant
    lblake58on April 02, 2008   Link

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