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Cardiac Arrest
Madness Lyrics


Papers in the morning
Bowler hat on head
Walking to the bus stop
He's longing for his bed,
Waiting with his neighbours
In the rush hour queue
Got to get the first bus
So much for him to do.
He's got to hurry
Got to get his seat
Can't miss his place
Got to rest his feet.

Ten more minutes till he gets there
The crossword's nearly done.
It's been so hard these days
Not nearly so much fun.
His mind wanders to the office
His telephone, desk and chair
He's been happy with the company
They've treated him real fair.
Think of seven letters
Begin and end in 'C'
Like a big American car
But misspelt with a 'D'.
I wish this bus'd get a move on,
Driver's taking his time.
I just don't know, I'll be late
Oh dear what will the boss say?
Pull yourself together now
Don't get in a state

Don't you worry
There's no hurry
It's a lovely day
Could all be going your way
Take the doc's advice
Let up enjoy your life
Listen to what they say
It's not a game they play.

He'll never get there at this rate
He's caught up in a jam.
There's a meeting this morning
It's just his luck oh damn!
His hand dives in his pocket
For his handkerchief.
Pearls of sweat on his collar
His pulse-beat seems so brief.
Eyes fall on his wristwatch
The seconds pass real slow
Gasping for the hot air
But the chest pain it won't go.
Tried to ask for help
But can't seem to speak a word,
Words are whispered frantically
But don't seem to be heard.
What about the wife and kids?
They all depend on me!

We're so sorry
We told you not to hurry.
Now it's just too late
You've got a certain date
We thought we made it clear
We all voiced our inner fears
We left it up to you
There's nothing we can do.

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: CATHAL SMYTH, CATHAL JOSEPH SMYTH, CHRISTOPHER FOREMAN, CHRISTOPHER JOHN FOREMAN, DANIEL MARK WOODGATE, GRAHAM MCPHERSON, LEE JAY THOMPSON, MARK WILLIAM BEDFORD, MICHAEL BARSON

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busterkeatonsbriefs

Constantly disappointed when I see a business man on a bus or train open up a briefcase and NO xylophone.

Jordan Cecilia

Does anyone actually know where I can find the notes to the xylophone part 😂 I'm serious!

Woltato

Not only that but they often fail to die of a heart attack also. The selfish bastards.

Dub Flash

This has been, is and will (most likely) always be the best comment on YT ever. I've watched this video hundreds of times and every time this comment would have gotten a thumbs up from me (if just possible). It became part of the song for me. 😁

John Baxter

Simply fabulous bit !

Diego Gomez

Jajajajaj

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bigbadbillb

There's an important message in this song: Work will KILL you if you let it. Your job is NOT your life. Your family and loved ones at home are much more important. They are waiting for you to come home tonight, so make sure you do that!

Mark Perryman

@hi But the worst time to have a cardiac arrest is when you're in front of everyone playing charades....

mNqHOgjJsY

Shut up hippie

hi

And of course, when you do start to die, everyone around you will start singing, with one guy wearing a red nose.

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