do they owe us a living lyrics – crass

f*ck the politically minded
here’s something i want to say
about the state of nation
the way they treat us today
at school they give you sh*t
drop you in the pit
you try and try and try to get out
but you can’t
because they’ve f*cked you about
then you’re a prime example
of how they must not be
this is just a sample
of what they’ve done to you and me

[chorus:]
do they owe us a living?
of course they do!
of course they do!

do they owe us a living?
of course they do!
of course they do!

do they owe us a living?
of course they f*cking do!

they don’t want me anymore
cause i threw it on the floor
they used to call me sweet thing
but i’m n*body’s plaything
and now that i am different
they’d love to bust my head
they’d love to see me cop-out
they’d love to see me dead

[chorus]

the living that is owed to me
i’m never going to get
they’ve b*gg*red this old world
up to their necks in debt
they’d give you a lobotomy
for something you ain’t done
they’ll make you an epitomy
of everything that’s wrong

[chorus]

don’t take any notice
what the public think
they’re so hyped up with t.v.
they just don’t want to think
they’ll use you as a target
for demands and for advice
and if you don’t want to wear it
they’ll say you’re full of vice

[chorus]

/ crass lyrics