bricks and mortar lyrics – jam

bricks and mortar
reflecting social change
cracks in the pavement
reveal cravings for success

why do we try to hide our past
by pulling down houses and build car parks
windows and mirrors like a two-way gl*ss
this is progress, nothing stands in its path

yellow bulldozers
the donkey jackets and j.c.b.’s
while hundreds are homeless
they’re constructing a parking sp*ce

why do they have to knock them down
and leave the site dormant for months on end?
who has the right to make that choice?
a man whose house has cost forty grand
tell me!

bricks and mortar
bricks and mortar
bricks and mortar
bricks and mortar
knock ’em down

/ jam lyrics