(WE KNOW WHAT LIFE IS…)
LISTEN, FUCKING HIGHBROW
WHAT DID YOU DO WITH YOUR LIFE?
WHAT A PITYFUL SHOW…
SOCIAL DEEP-FREEZE LIE…

THE FACE AGLOW WITH DELIGHT
YOU’RE BORN IN MOTHER’S CRIES

SCHOOL — OPEN YOUR BRIEFCASE
THE SAME TIME, CLOSE YOUR EYES
EAT SOME BOOKS — SMART ALEC
THE SAME TIME, CLOSE YOUR SPIRIT

THE FACE AGLOW WITH DELIGHT
IN PUBS YOU BOOZE, WHAT A MAN
GREAT STUDENT, YOU TURN ONE’S BACK
ON YOUR FRIENDS WITHOUT DEGREE

24 YEARS HIGHBROW, BUT YOU’RE SO OLD
CHURCH, BARRACKS,
HOLY CROSS AND GUNS
SOMEBODY’S BACK AND CALL

THE FACE AGLOW WITH DELIGHT
CANNOT BEAR ALIENS
ARE SCARED BY DIFFERENT PEOPLE
THE FRINGE MUST LIVE IN BEDLAMS
THE FAITH AGLOW WITH DELIGHT
YOU ARE PRAYING IN DARKNESS
I KNOW YOU LIKE THE BACK OF MY HAND

YOU ACT ON YOUR BEST INTEREST
ONE BY ONE YOU SQUASH YOUR FRIENDS
UNTOUCHABLES, PROHIBITION
YOUR RELIGION IS LONELINESS

THE FACE AGLOW WITH DESIGNS
OF A PURIFIED WORLD
WITHOUT COURAGE IN YOUR HANDS
YOU KILL PEOPLE IN YOUR MIND

40 YEARS HIGHBROW
WALKS IN THE STREET
PUNKS AND COONS BEATEN UP
BY THE POLICE AND BY YOUR SOUL

50 YEARS HIGHBROW
WHAT DID YOU DO WITH YOUR LIFE?
SCHOOL, CHURCH, WORK AND HATE
YOUR LIFE IS NOTHING, FALSE AND FAKE

60 HIGHBROW
WALKS IN THE STREETS
AND AVOIDS PEOPLE’S EYE

TO CONFESS YOUR SINS?
GET OFF MY BACK!
80 YEARS HIGHBROW
GIVE ME THE BUMF




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