There's a crack up in the ceiling
And the kitchen sink is leaking
Out of work and got no money
A Sunday joint of bread and honey

What are we living for?
Two-roomed apartment on the second floor
No money coming in
The rent collector's knocking, trying to get in

We are strictly second class, we don't understand
(Dead end!)
Why we should be on dead end street
(Dead end!)
People are living on dead end street
(Dead end!)
I'm gonna die on dead end street

Dead end street (yeah)
Dead end street (yeah)

On a cold and frosty morning
Wipe my eyes and stop me yawning
And my feet are nearly frozen
Boil the tea and put some toast on

What are we living for?
Two-roomed apartment on the second floor
No chance to emigrate
I'm deep in debt and now it's much too late

We both want to work so hard
We can't get the chance
(Dead end!)
People live on dead end street
(Dead end!)
People are dying on dead end street
(Dead end!)
Gonna die on dead end street

Dead end street (yeah)
Dead end street (yeah)

(Dead end!)
People live on dead end street
(Dead end!)
People are dying on dead end street
(Dead end!)
Gonna die on dead end street

Dead end street (yeah)
Dead end street (yeah)
Dead end street (yeah)
Head to my feet (yeah)
Dead end street (yeah)
Dead end street (yeah)
Dead end street (yeah)
How's it feel? (yeah)
How's it feel? (yeah)
Dead end street (yeah)
Dead end street (yeah)


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"Dead End Street [Bonus Track]" as written by Raymond Douglas Davies

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentI realised the other day that this song is one of the very few 60s songs influenced by the Kitchen Sink vogue in the late 50s/early 60s. It began on the stage with Look Back In Anger, percolated to books like Room At The Top, Saturday Night Sunday Morning and This Sporting Life, then to movies, as all these books were successful films, and then belatedly to pop in the form of Dead End Street.
    Having spent the early 60s living at both ends of Kings Road, Chelsea, the heart of Swinging London, I was quite surprised later in life to find that most people's experience, as Sir Bob is quoted as saying, didn't find this era as much fun as I did.
    Gypsy Daveyon September 06, 2008   Link

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