will swap lyrics – citizen fish

if i want a bargain, i avoid the high street shops
i check the local papers to see who needs what i’ve got
and who has what i can’t afford when i can’t afford a lot
someone else in this position, o.k. let’s do a swap!

will swap. what have you got?
ain’t got no money — don’t own it, can’t loan it
ain’t got no credit — won’t get it, yeah, forget it
will swap this poverty for all the things i need

things you’ve never seen before are left outside to rot
there’s food & furniture in skips and most are still unlocked
surplus raw materials are shelves & building blocks
if you don’t want it, someone will, why not do a swap?

will swap. what have you got?
ain’t got no money — don’t own it, can’t loan it
ain’t got no credit — won’t get it, yeah, forget it
will swap this property for all i really need

will swap. homelessness for squats
hunger for surplus tons of food
anger for a reason, so few have got so much
with so many hopelessly demanding
“will do anything” — “anything will do”

so here’s the barter system on the pages at the back
will swap commercial interest for a rummage in your sack
will swap your c.c.t.v. for an unrecorded chat
we’ll swap a few priorities and watch the wall street crash

will swap. what have you got?
ain’t got no money — don’t own it, can’t loan it
ain’t got no credit — won’t get it, yeah, forget it
will swap this poverty for all i really need

/ citizen fish lyrics