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Farewell Welfare
by Rory McLeod

well theres a man with his fingers in everybodys pie
I hope he washes some of them sometimes
he talks the money, by talking he eats
he talks to keep himself off of the streets
well if theres anything you need he'll pretend that hes got it
and then he'll pretend that he can't part with it
he studies hunger like a lawyer studies law
he can make a rich man poorer than poor

cos hes a shark, slagger
two tounge double dealing money grabber
a shark, slagger
two tounge double dealing money grabber

well he makes two look just like three
with a jiggerypokery
make a bad thing look good to me
with a jiggerypokery

well theres a contract to sign you use to sign your will
they used to rob you with a gun now they use a pencil
words lock you up cos words dont bend
so all you get when you sign is the fountain pen
every father to mother, sister to brother
cousins to uncles gotta stick to each other
cheating has grown to be so much the fashion
i beleive cheating runs the whole nation

with the sharks, slaggers
two tounge double dealing money grabbers
theres sharks, slaggers
two tounge double dealing money grabbers

well he makes two look just like three
with a jiggerypokery
make a bad thing look good to me
with a jiggerypokery

well i was out of work angry
no money for a meal
i went to a doctor to try and be healed
he said i had a tempeature he tried to cool me down
said my case was common no good could be found
well he examined me and made a diagnosis#
perscribed sedatives in heavy doses
said you'll have to get used to unemployment you see
its like a slave gets used to being down on his knees

well its farewell wellfare
farewell wellfare
farewell wellfare so long

farewell wellfare

its a disease i've got might opens my eyes
but theres nothing left we can't tranquilize
he wont find a cure, but he makes sure
he keeps me hooked on his drugs so i come back for more
he said he felt my pulse instead he felt my purse
he gave me lots of pills and drugs that only made me worse
he gave me stuff that made me sleepy then he handed me a bill
prevention is better that a cure

well its farewell wellfare
farewell wellfare
farewell wellfare so long

farewell wellfare

he gave me so much medicine for my health
that i was sick a long time after i got well
and if you got a pain they'll just make you forget it
they wont heal your pain they just give you anesthetic
you buy meat but you just get bones
farmer buy land and he just gets stones
buy eggs you get shells
go to the doctor for your health and all you get is bills
he gave me so much medicine for my health
he dont wanna cure me he wants to accumilates wealth
cos then he treated me with laxitives
when he asked me for my money my arms went stiff

cos hes a shark, slagger
two tounge double dealing money grabber
a shark, slagger
two tounge double dealing money grabber

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