Your twisted cynicism - makes me feel sick
Your open disgust for 'idealistic naive'
You've given up hope you're jaded and ill
The trouble is your thoughts a catching disease
Ooh - you need to get away
Ooh - you need a change of pace
Because you're all dried up and you don't believe
You reckon I'm dreaming when I say I still feel real
You say you work for yourself and its the only way
But I look at you talking and to me you just scrape away
What makes once young minds get in this state,
Is it age or just the social climate
You're talking like some fucking hardened MP
You're saying power's all!
And it's power you need!
Ooh - you need to get away
Ooh - you need a change of place
Because you've given up on hope
You're emotionless
You've no need for love it's just hate, hate, hate.
But I look at you shaking and it is you
Who is scraping away
You who is scraping away.

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Scrape Away Lyrics as written by Paul John Weller

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    General CommentThis song is meaningful to anyone who is young and who holds left wing views. There are always those on the right who will critique young leftists for being naive, or old ones for being dinosaurs, wealthy leftists for being hypocrites, or poor ones for being jealous. Essentially Weller is calling bullshit on the old conservative trope that all people get more conservative as they become more worldly. Weller vehemently disagrees, and says that it is not worldliness, but rather bitterness, hatred, small-mindedness and "twisted cynicism" that might cause a change in values.
    BenjaminJAon October 21, 2016   Link

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