"Drip, Drip, Drip" as written by Nigel/bruce Hunter and Paul/hamer Greco....
Eat, sleep and crap
For to prey on your needs
Down a dark street
In backwater leeds
I seen yer comin'
Come in, lads!
You seen the ad?
Too bad, bad, bad

What you get
Is what you see
It's a trickledown theory
And it's coming to me
Life's a whip-round
And I've got the whip
It's a sinking ship
Drip, drip, drip

Drip, drip, drip goes the water

Take me in
Throw me out
Put me up
Let me down

Dark, satanic
Sing us a song
And I'll send you the bill
My nicotine grip
My smokin' gun
It's how I get my fun
Better run, run, run

Your olfactory nerves
All up the spout
You can't smell a rat
When your nose is out
By any other name
Kiss an old flame
Shame, shame, shame

Drip, drip, drip goes the water

Take me in
Throw me out
Put me up
Let me down

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"Drip Drip Drip" as written by Allen Whalley Alice Nutter

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    General CommentThis is the text for this song that was ommitted from the North American version of the "Tubthumper" CD:

    Nobody chooses to live in slums - but some make a good living from renting them out.

    "The interest of the landlords is always opposed to the interest of every other class in the community." ---David Ricardo

    "Jack Linden lived in a small cottage in Windley. He had occupied this house ever since his marriage, over thirty years ago. His home and garden were his hobby: he was always doing something; painting, whitewashing, papering and so forth. The result was that although the house itself was not of much account he had managed to get it into very good order, and it was very clean and comfortable. Another result of this industry was that - seeing the improved appearance of the place - the landlord had on two occasions raised the rent. When Linden took the house the rent was five shillings a week. Five years after, it was raised to seven shillings, and after a lapse of another five years it had been increased to eight shillings. During his thirty years of tenancy he had paid altogether nearly £600 in rent, more than double the amount of the present value of the house."
    --The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist, Robert Tressell

    "Landlords have no rights - they forfeit them by engaging in a criminal enterprise, for which seizure of dwellings by those who actually live in them, and complete discontinuance of paying "rents" are the only remedies."
    --From 'Rent: An Injustice', Fred Woodworth

    "It's a typical fudge. (The new laws concerning strict controls on gas appliances) means landlords are ripping out gas fires so you have no heating at all. Or, if the tenant gets a fitter to put the gas fire back, then the landlord can say it's nothing to do with him. In that case you have the crazy situation where technically speaking the safety of the appliance is the tenant's responsibility - it's a very grey area and we're talking about people in poverty who can't afford to get their appliances and chimneys checked; or they can't afford to get into a tussle with their landlord about it if they want to keep the roof over their heads. Worse still, most people I come across don't even know there's a danger."
    --Gas fitter, Leeds 1997

    "An English priest was on a visit to a remote part of the north of Ireland. A local farmer offered to show him the sights. 'That's Devil's Mountain,' said the farmer. 'Over there is Devil's Dyke. Devil's Wood starts on the other side of the river.' 'The Devil seems to own a lot of property in these parts,' smiled the priest. 'Aye,' agreed the farmer, 'and like most other landlords he seems to spend most of his time in London.'"
    --Old Irish tale

    "Landlord,landlord, My roof has sprung a leak - Don't you 'member I told you about it way last week? Landord, landlord, these steps is broken down. When you come up yourself it's a wonder you don't fall down. Ten Bucks you say I owe you? Ten bucks you say is due? Well, that's Ten Bucks more'n I'll pay you till you fix this house up new. What? You gonna get eviction orders? You gonna cut off my heat? You gonna take my furniture and throw it in the street? Um-huh! You talking high and mighty. Talk on - till you get through. You ain't gonna be able to say a word if I land a fist on you. Police! Police! Come and get this man! He's trying to ruin the government and overturn the land! Copper's whistle! Patrol bell! Arrest. Precinct Station. Iron cell. Headlines in press: MAN THREATENS LANDLORD. TENANT HELD NO BAIL. JUDGE GIVES NEGRO. 90 DAYS IN COUNTY JAIL."
    --Langston Hughes, 1940

    "Johnny Rotten - the man who once screamed about Anarchy in the UK - has booted squatters out of his luxury West London Flat. John ... was furious when squatters moved in at the same time his flat went on the market. Says a spokesman; 'Yes they were punks, but they're not there any longer. I am not sure how John got rid of them. John may have been a punk himself, but he's an upstanding citizen now. I am sure he never had to squat anywhere."
    --News cutting in Raising Hell Fanzine 1987

    "Let's lynch the landlord!"
    --Jello Biafra

    "Consider the igloo: maximum enclosure of space with minimum of labour. Cost of materials and transportation, nil. And all made of water. Nowadays, of course, the eskimos live on welfare handouts in little northern slums. Man no longer houses himself: he is housed."
    --Colin Ward, 'Anarchy In Action'
    king nothing2on April 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love hearing this song because of all the slummy living experiences I've had-- not even by choice and sometimes not even by economic necessity-- sometimes the place is a dump and the landlord a crook no matter what you're paying.

    Their reference to the "trickle-down-theory" (voodoo economics) is funny too.
    ultramouseon October 13, 2004   Link

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