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Wed, Jan. 26th, 2005, 05:43 pm
Common People


She came from Greece
She had a thirst for knowledge
She studied sculpture at St. Martin's college
That's where I
Caught her eye

She told me that her dad was loaded
I said, “In that case, I’ll have rum and Coca-Cola”
She said, “Fine.”
And in thirty seconds time
She said,

I want to live like common people
I want to do whatever common people do
I want to sleep with common people
I want to sleep with common people
Like you

Well, what else could I do
I said, “I’ll see what I can do.”

I took her to a supermarket
I don’t know why but I had to start it somewhere
So it started there

I said, “Pretend you got no money.”
She just laughed and said,
“Oh, you’re so funny.”
I said, “Yeah,
Well I can’t see anyone else smiling in here.”

Are you sure
You want to live like common people?
You want to see whatever common people see
You want to sleep with common people
you want to sleep with common people
Like me?
But she didn’t understand
She just smiled and held my hand

Rent a flat above a shop
Cut your hair and get a job
Smoke some fags and play some pool
Pretend you never went to school
But still you’ll never get it right
When you’re lying in bed at night
Watching roaches climb the wall
If you call your dad he could stop it all here

You’ll never live like common people
You’ll never do whatever common people do
You’ll never fail like common people
You’ll never watch your life slide out of view
And dance and drink and screw
Because there’s nothing else to do

Sing along with the common people
Sing along and it might just get you through
Laugh along with the common people
Laugh along even though they’re laughing at you
And the stupid things you do
Because you think
Poor is cool

Like a dog lying in a corner
They’ll bite you and never warn you
Look out, they’ll tear your insides out
Because everyone hates a tourist
Especially one who thinks it’s all such a laugh
And the chips stains grease will come out in the bath

You will never understand how it feels
To live your life with no meaning or control
And with nowhere left to go
You’re amazed that they exist
And they burn so bright
While you can only wonder why

Rent a flat above a shop
Cut your hair and get a job
Smoke some fags and play some pool
Pretend you never went to school
But still you’ll never get it right
When you’re lying in bed at night
Watching roaches climb the wall
If you call your dad he could stop it all
Yeah

You’ll never live like common people
You’ll never do whatever common people do
You’ll never fail like common people
You’ll never watch your life slide out of view
And dance and drink and screw
Because there’s nothing else to do

Want to sleep with the common people like you
Want to sleep with the common people like you
Want to sleep with the common people like you

Wed, Jan. 26th, 2005 08:23 am (UTC)
whitetail

That's powerful. Who wrote it?

Wed, Jan. 26th, 2005 09:08 am (UTC)
bigkidsid

it's By PULP on the album different class, song is called "common people"

Wed, Jan. 26th, 2005 11:48 pm (UTC)
subrosa_florens

Wow, I can actually relate to that. Good song Marko.

Thu, Jan. 27th, 2005 06:01 am (UTC)
nightcoon

I'm no socialist, but those are great lyrics. I do have nothing but contempt for these rich types who want to "live a more common life." Bullshit they do. I say if you've got the money, enjoy it and just shut the f*** up.