Eighties, I'm living in the eighties
Eighties, I have to push, I have to struggle
Eighties, get out of my way, I'm not for sale no more
Eighties, let's kamikaze 'til we get there

And we sang
You do it this way

Eighties, by day we run by night we dance, we do
Eighties, I'm in love with the coming race
Eighties, I've got the best, I'll take all I can get
Eighties, I'm living for the eighties

Eighties, I'm living in the eighties, I push
Eighties, I'm living
Eighties, I'm living in the eighties, I struggle
Eighties, I'm living

Eighties, I'm living
Eighties, I'm living in the eighties
Eighties, I'm living in the eighties, I push
Eighties, push, push, struggle

Eighties, I'm living
Eighties, eighties, I'm living
Eighties, I'm living in the eighties, I push


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    General CommentThis song is actually about Margerat Thatcher's legacy as prime minister in Britain: it's a comment on the lassaiz faire politics of the 1980s under Margaret Thatcher, and how everyone suddenly had to compete and struggle just to make a living: "I'm in love with the coming race"... "I take all I can get".

    Killing joke have always had political undercurrents to their music, and been critical of right wing leaders.

    Its one of my favorite songs by Killing Joke, the main guitar riff still sends shivers up my spine
    devotionon April 30, 2006   Link

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