"Think For a Minute!" as written by Ian Peter Cullimore and Paul Heaton....
Something's going on, a change is taking place
Children smiling in the street have gone without a trace
This street used to be full, it used to make me smile
And now it seems that everyone is walking single file

And many hand their heads in shame
That used to hold them high
And those that used to say hello
Simply pass you by

Think for a minute, stop for a minute
Think for a minute, stop for a minute

I always said it could, they never though it would
The people look so pitiful, I'm thinking that it should
And now it's almost here, now its on its way
I can't help saying told you so and have a nice final day

And nothing I could say
Could ever make them see the light
Now apathy is happy that
It won without a fight

Think for a minute, Stop for a minute
Think for a minute, Stop for a minute

And many hang their heads in shame that used to hold them high
{Think for a minute}
And those that used to say hello simply pass you by
{Stop for a minute}

Think for a minute, stop for a minute
Think for a minute, stop for a minute


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"Think for a Minute" as written by Paul Heaton Ian Peter Cullimore

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    General CommentA damning tale of the sadness and loneliness of modern life compared to the community-based life of just 30 years ago.

    Kids playing on the street? Talking and engaging with your neighbours and people close by? Bah - best off shutting yourself away and feel superior with the latest purchases on your flashy car, tv, and holiday etc!
    ooSagon June 01, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is MUCH darker than that - the final day. The fascists have taken over, or it's the end of the world - hence:

    "I can't help saying told you so and have a nice final day"

    Not sure if it's catastrophe, Rapture (doubtful but he was on an Xtian kick then), fascism - but it's something the people could've stopped if they thought for a minute, but their apathy got them in the end.

    Rather apt, in today's Britain, really.
    fingertroubleon July 07, 2016   Link

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