"The Perception of Johnny Punter" as written by and Derek William/wilson Dick....
Just another nigger, a spooky piece of white trash
Just another jew boy, spic, mick, yid, raghead
Motherfucker living on the planet
Just before it kicks in, just like a silver bullet
Take a good look at yourself in the mirror
And tell me that it's worth it

Said it'll never happen, said you'd never get caught out
You settled in a habit, so now you're Mr. Fixit
Just another alien, living on the planet
Living on the planet

It's just one of those days
When you know that
Something's gonna happen

Just another betrayal, lose another friend
You know you never need them
On your own until the bitter end
Just another pick up, just another kill
Someone else's daughter, someone else's girl

Living on the planet
We are in another world
Living on the planet, we are, we are

And you know there's some days
When you feel that something's gonna happen
This is one of those days which
You know that something's gonna happen
Something's gonna happen

Some days you just wake up
And you don't have any real sense of direction
You just can't find the will
To get up and go through with it all

Your next allotted twenty-four hour slice of destiny
There's just a bad vibe
And rather than a world of opportunities
It's full of threats and just too many negative variables

I noticed these houses way up in the hills
And I tried to imagine
What it would have been like living up there
Isolated from the world

Every night watching the fires
Crawl slowly down the valley
And knowing that one night
It was gonna be your turn for the visit

I tried to imagine
What it would have been like
Hiding in a cellar with your family and the fear
Hoping that when they do come

When the dogs don't bark
And the silence is around you
You hope that they burn the whole house around your ears
And they don't discover you hiding in the cellar

Because you've got nowhere to go
And you know that one day
That something is gonna happen
There's one day, just one day

Just another village burning in the hills
I saw it on the TV, just another thrill
Someone else's problems, someone else's grief
Someone else's children

Living on the planet
We are in another world
Living on the planet
We are in another world
Living on the planet, we are, we are

It's just one of those places
That never exist
Till you've been there
(We are in another world)

It's just one of those things
That you never will see
Till you wake up
(We are in another world)

And you know that somewhere
There's somebody that's out there
Who thinks like you do
(We are in another world)

And you hope that today
Is the day that it's all
Gonna happen for you
(We are in another world)


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"The Perception of Johnny Punter" as written by Steven Wilson Derek William Dick

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    General CommentThe US release had different opening lyrics: "Just another wake up, a hostage of a sunrise,
    Just another paranoid, victimized motherfucker living on the planet"
    mawgojzetaon March 21, 2011   Link

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