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Susan finished school at 16
Wants to be a secretary
Two years later she's got nowhere
Ends up in a factory
Making matches is so boring
She gets sad and so depressed
Hears her doctor smugly tell her
Take these pills and get some rest

But she takes it one stage further
Parents rescue her in time
Smile and tell her "when you're married
Everything will be just fine"
She recovers and gets married
Further shuts the closing door
Though he says "I really love you"
She feels worse off than before

Nine months later she's a mother
To a bouncing baby boy
"Oh how super" say her parents
But for her there is no joy
Words like 'mummy' don't mean nothin
It's all she hears from 9 til 5
All alone at number 19
Every single day she dies

19 years of hollow cliches
Now she wants to end it all
Bored to death from doing nothing
Family drives her up the wall
Swinging Susan hanged herself
She couldn't live her pointless life
He comes home to see through tears
The rigid corpse that was his wife

The life and times of Susan Strange
Ended in that tragic way
With the money from insurance
The family went on holiday
Nothing left but rotting flowers
On an unattended grave
The epitaph has faded badly
No one reads it anyway


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    General CommentQuite possibly the greatest punk song ever written. Period.
    Edward_Teachon May 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commentcreepy as hell but great. i dunno about greatest punk song ever written, but definitely best punk song with piano
    wreckedonyou32on November 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis would be one of the most haunting songs I've ever heard.. This is so different to any other Subhumans song and it's one of my favourites... so sad. Just goes to show the talent this band has.
    Tricky1979on June 28, 2012   Link

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