I loved your home at Springfield and your chauffheur-driven Jag
But the afternoons at the yacht squadron really are a drag
Your country home at Aldgate, your horses and your friends
The alcoholic sunsets, the pleasure never ends
I've just begun to notice the cold steel in your eyes
So I say to you goodbye as she goes on asking why

I've spoken to your father he's a self made millionaire
Do you know where his factories are? Do you know who lives there?
In squashy little red-brick houses far away from here
They're ugly and they're all the same, the neighbours live so near
The way my famliy's living there you'd not believe your eyes
So I say to you goodbye as she goes on asking why

Your brother's learning how to drive the jag in your back yard
Your father sits and tells me about how he's worked so hard
Your mother's introducting me with patronising grace
To all her bridge friends in the salon, little cakes and lace
My mothers working nightshift now, she's working till she dies
So I say to you goodbye, as she goes on asking why

Your fathers firm owns factories not far from where we stay
The chimneys spewing thick black smoke across the night and day
The people live and work down there underneath that cloud of smog
The kids' backyards are small and bare, too small to keep a dog
Don't tell me that they like it there, that's certainly a lie
So I say to you goodbye as she goes on asking why

Please don't cry, you'll find a lover very soon I'm sure
A gentleman who'll bring you roses and lay them at your door
It's not because your rich but 'cause you're not prepared to think
The higher daddy rises, the more his workers sink
You won't wake up in time my lady, you won't realize
So I say to you goodbye as she goes on asking why
So I say goodbye.


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