"Cartoon Dad" as written by and Morrison....
I thought the streets were paved with gold
I always thought my fortune flowed
All along the River Thames
From Westminster to Southend
Into the sea

I thought I'd find it at the heart
Of every garden and Royal Park
Where money grows on trees
Beneath the moon that's made of cheese

But the ground beneath my feet
Was just tarmac and concrete
The road sticking to my Converse
As it melted in the heat

Of a muggy Monday morning
Through the smog of global warming
The sun would not be blocked
By any cream bought from a shop

On a busy London high street
That looked just like any other
As it was filmed from every angle
For a voyeuristic Big Brother

The opening of another
Tesco Metro supermarket
Girls leaving the Body Shop
For the nearest Golden Arches

And if a horror film or snuff movie
Was captured on the cameras
It could be used in court as evidence
Which didn't mean much to the families

In a crematorium where the left side
Of the stereo wasn't working
For the song that played as it conveyed
The coffin through the curtains

Using all my cartoon superpower
I scaled the face of St. Stephen's Tower
And looking down across my manor
Unfurled my stupid protest banner

The tourists watching from the wheel
With their camera phones and Happy Meals
Suspected a PR stunt
And secretly they hoped I'd jump

And break my neck but not be killed
On the electric fence that had just been built
If we keep the terrorists at bay
Maybe they'll just go away

And leave us to mount our challenge
To all the Americans who thought
Our service could never be as lousy
As the service in New York

At fifteen minutes to the hour
I climbed down from St. Stephen's Tower
For cigarettes and Lucozade
For the police and the fire brigade

Dr. Samuel Johnson
You were very nearly right
I was tired of London
But I would never tire of life

Mighty Mouse is on his way
Here I come to save the day
From the tower of Big Ben
Flying south across the Thames
Faster than the speed of sound
High above the Underground
With my supermarket bag
Just another cartoon dad
In London town


Lyrics submitted by BrutalBart

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