safe as houses lyrics – china crisis

safe as houses built on quicksand
because i place my trust
in small time tricksters comin’ on crooks
i know the strain of day to day

busy, busy, everybody
i’ve seen the strangest times
it’s far from noticed
busy, busy, everybody
i know the strain of day to day

i shook up my world
and stood back in amazement
i saw the greatest of worlds
(might be, i sold the greatest of worlds)
to be the cheapest attraction

safe as houses built on quicksand
because i don’t compete
for n*body’s place
could make it any different

i know the strain of day to day
busy, busy everybody
if you could talk me down
i would not want for anything or anyone

i shook up my world
and stood back in amazement
i saw the greatest of worlds
to be the cheapest attraction

safe as houses built on quicksand
because i waste my time
in backstreet dealings
give me nothing every time

i know the strain of day to day
busy, busy, everybody
i’ve seen the cruelest times
it’s far from noticed
busy, busy, everybody

/ china crisis lyrics