You spend a lifetime ignoring the facts
Young people standing with a wall against their backs
The TV says we're on the verge of war
Receipts for lost lives collect at their front doors
Still it could be much much worse they say
An education debt that you won't pay
This is the road laid out for you
I mean what else are you gonna do?

Cause this is your future you can't see
Even though it looks like your past to me

Stand down, get a job and fight to keep it
Stand down, get a degree but you'll never need it
Stand down, stand down
Stand down, stand down
Stand down

You've shed enough tears to wash away the tracks
Thrown off enough to keep you turning back
They never said it could end up this way
Just keep you hanging on for some brighter day
But keep it, keep it, keep it out of sight
Too young to ask and far too young to fight
This road they've laid out for you
I mean what else are you gonna do?

Cause this is your future you can't see
Even though it looks like your past to me

Stand down, get a job and fight to keep it
Stand down, get a degree but you'll never need it
Stand down, stand down
Stand down, stand down
Stand down

Cause this is your future you can't see
Even though it looks like your past to me
Stand down, stand down
Stand down, stand down

Stand down, get a job and fight to keep it
Stand down, get a degree but you'll never need it
Stand down, stand down
Stand down, stand down
Stand down

Stand down, stand down
Stand down, stand down
Stand down, stand down




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