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It's not important for you to know my name
Nor I to know yours
If we communicate for two minutes only
It will be enough
For knowing that someone in this world
Feels as desperate as me
And what you give is what you get

It doesn't matter if we never meet again
What we have said will always remain
If we get through for two minutes only
It will be a start
For knowing that someone in this life
Loves with a passion called hate
And what you give is what you get

If I never-ever see you (if I never-ever see you)
If I never-ever see you (if I never-ever see you)
If I never-ever see you again

If I never-ever see you (see you, see you)
If I never-ever see you (see you, see you)
If I never-ever see you again

And what you give is what you get
And what you give is what you get
And what you give is what you get
And what you give is what you get

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: PAUL JOHN WELLER

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LYRICS:

Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
If you drive a car, I'll tax the street
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat
If you get too cold, I'll tax the heat
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
Don't ask me what I want it for
(Ah ah, Mr. Wilson)
If you don't want to pay some more
(Ah ah, Mr. Heath)
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
Now my advice for those who die (taxman!)
Declare the pennies on your eyes (taxman!)
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
And you're working for no one but me (taxman!)



Patrick Stocks

It's not important for you to know my name
Nor I to know yours
If we communicate for 2 minutes only
It will be enough
For knowing that someone in this world
Feels as desperate as me
And what you give is what you get

It doesn't matter if we never meet again
What we have said will always remain
If we get through for 2 minutes only
It will be a start!
For knowing that someone in this life
Loves with a passion called hate
And what you give is what you get

If I never ever see you
If I never ever see you
If I never ever see you, again

And what you give is what you get!



Frank Thorne

It's not important for you to know my name
Nor I to know yours
If we communicate for two minutes only
It will be enough
For knowing that someone in this world
Feels as desperate as me
And what you give is what you get
It doesn't matter if we never meet again
What we have said will always remain
If we get through for two minutes only
It will be a start!
For knowing that someone in this life
Loves with a passion called hate
And what you give is what you get
If I never ever see you
If I never ever see you
If I never ever see you - again
And what you give is what you get!



spooookie1

It's not important for you to know my name
Nor I to know yours
If we communicate for two minutes only
It will be enough
For knowing that someone in this world
Feels as desperate as me
And what you give is what you get

It doesn't matter if we never meet again
What we have said will always remain
If we get through for two minutes only
It will be a start!
For knowing that someone in this life
Loves with a passion called hate
And what you give is what you get

If I never ever see you
If I never ever see you
If I never ever see you - again

And what you give is what you get!



Maximum Occupancy

I thought the lyrics were:
One, two, three, four
One, two (one, two, three, four!)
Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
'Cause I'm the taxman
Yeah, I'm the taxman
Should five per cent appear too small?
Be thankful I don't take it all
'Cause I'm the taxman
Yeah, I'm the taxman
I'll tax the street
(If you try to sit, sit)
I'll tax your seat
(If you get too cold, cold)
I'll tax the heat
(If you take a walk, walk)
I'll tax your feet
Taxman!
'Cause I'm the taxman
Yeah, I'm the taxman
Don't ask me what I want it for
(Ha, ha, Mr. Wilson)
If you don't want to pay some more
(Ha, ha, Mr. Heath)
'Cause I'm the taxman
Yeah, I'm the taxman
Now my advice for those who die
(Taxman!)
Declare the pennies on your eyes
(Taxman!)
'Cause I'm the taxman
Yeah, I'm the taxman (yeah, I'm the taxman)
And you're working for no one but me (taxman!)



All comments from YouTube:

andrewcdavies

Rick Buckler is one of the most underrated drummers Britain ever produced.

Brad Hill

For sure. Steady beat at all times.

Gary 65

40 years old and sounds as good now as then. Just incredible....

Club Astro Transcendental Motor

@Jason B. Better downbeat? This is the same fucking song as Taxman, but not as melodic or inventive.

Jason B.

@cas3003 I think it has a better downbeat than Taxman. I see your point though.

cas3003

55, as it is Beatle's Taxman of 1966

funk67

Sometimes you forget just how good a song is. Classic

boxingjerapah

Still remember the day it came out. Great follow up to Going Underground. The Jam were untouchable in 1980.

Spartanm333

Not up North mate - Joy Division brushed them away :)

Scott Leipski

SO TRUE!

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