Generation Rent
Megson Lyrics


I've been working every hour of the week
To the boss man's beat just to keep my feet
I even but a bit of money in a jar
To buy me a car but I don't get far
Don't waste your life away, every day so my parents say
So my parents say
And when they ask if I'll ever move out
I just plead and shout that I've still got nowt singing

Oh oh oh oh oh,
All we want's a place of our own,
But I never can see how anybody like me
Is ever gonna make it out alone, so we gotta sing
Oh oh oh oh oh,
All we want's a place of our own,
But the ladder got bent, generation rent's
Gonna find, they're never gonna own
A place of our own

I met my missus in the pouring rain,
Ever since that day I've never quite been the same
We got married with a kiss and a cough
Dressed up like a toff, I'm still paying it off
We spent our honeymoon
Watching boon in her parents room
Now we take each day at a time
Six cars, one drive, don't know how we survived, singing

Oh oh oh oh oh,
All we want's a place of our own,
But I never can see how anybody like me
Is ever gonna make it out alone, so we gotta sing
Oh oh oh oh oh,
All we want's a place of our own,
But the ladder got bent, generation rent's
Gonna find, they're never gonna own
A place of our own

Now we've got three kids of our own
We'll try not to moan if they don't leave home
We'll just build another three meters back
Let the bedrooms stack 'till the steel beams crack
And on that glorious day, my darling daughter came to say
I want to introduce gran to my fella'
I said go down and tell her
She's living in the cellar singing,

Oh oh oh oh oh,
All we want's a place of our own,
But I never can see how anybody like me
Is ever gonna make it out alone, so we gotta sing
Oh oh oh oh oh,
All we want's a place of our own,
But the ladder got bent, generation rent's
Gonna find, they're never gonna own
A place of our own

Writer(s): Debbie Hanna, Stu Hanna

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hithotrecordings

Love, love love it! It cheers me up every time I hear it in spite of the 'generation rent' message. In years gone by this would have been a No.1 chart single, the hook is so catchy! Well done, both!

Nic Rawlinson

This is a modern masterpiece!

Nebula the Velvet Queen

This is amazing! Deserves a million views tbh

Mike McGibney

Great song! Came across it via Radio 2 Folk Awards. Looking forward to hearing more of your music!

tomlettman

Magnificent in every respect, lyrics, performance, vibe and video.

RobMacKendrick

Bloody brilliant! Forwarding to all my former students! Heard it on Celtic Music Radio.

Lizzie Standen

I've listened to this song a hundred times the past week. It's so catchy. I get the lyrics. I love this song.

Josh Dutton

My favourite folk song of all time. It’s so poignant... but I can dance to it too!

Paul49myspace

There is hope for pop/folk. A new Generation of music makers on their way!

Steve Darroch

Bloody excellent right on the money - sharing for Africa - great song
WELL DONE!

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