"The National Health" as written by Thomas English, Duncan Robert Lloyd, Paul Anthony Smith, Archis Tiku and Lukas Wooller....
England is ill and it is not alone
I heard it through the tinny speakers on a cameraphone
The things you hear and the things you see
Are amplified into a ca-ca-cacophony
Lost identity, imagined before
I ride the local train, I'm not above the law

Serendipity wants a word with me
Houdini couldn't escape from me

I wouldn't bet my life (He wouldn't bet his life)
But maybe things will change tomorrow
I wouldn't bet my life (You hung him out to dry)
But maybe things will change tomorrow

The daily grind, the moral wealth
A potrait of the national health

England is sick and I'm a casualty
I'm in a constant state of flux in terms of what to be
We generalise and we live inside
I feel we're heading for a ca-ca-catastrophe
Lost identity, imagined before
I ride the local train, I'm not above the law

Serendipity wants a word with me
Fellini couldn't have dreamt of this

I wouldn't bet my life (He wouldn't bet his life)
But maybe things will change tomorrow
I wouldn't bet my life (You hung him out to dry)
But maybe things will change tomorrow

The daily grind, the moral wealth
The family binds by means of stealth
A portrait of the national health

Did you hear? (You what?)
I went down to the council today (What did they say?)
They sent me away! (No way!)
My word holds no sway (Who's to blame?)
He wore a badge with a name (Oh yeah?)
I guess I couldn't be tamed

The daily grind, the moral wealth
The family binds by means of stealth
A portrait of the national health!


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    Lyric CorrectionJust figured out some more of this after I posted it...

    - First chorus is probably actually "I wouldn't bet my life" on both lines
    - I knew 'nearly-crime' was wrong, I now know it's "The daily grind" in all three instances (confirmation by Tweet! twitter.com/)
    - First line of the second verse is "England is sick and I'm a casualty"
    - The missing line before the second chorus is "Fellini couldn't have dreamt of this"
    MrBoyton April 02, 2012   Link

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