HAPPY TOGETHER - Paul Weller

Thought that I would forget you?
Heaven knows that's not my style
And that I would let you?
Walk away without at least goodbye

You shouldn't let those feelings fool you -
You shouldn't let those feelings get you down

Thought that I was a devil?
But I'm an angel waiting for my wings
And I was out to hurt you?
But I've no wish to ever cause you pain

Cause there's enough in this world of sorrow
I've no wish to add some more to it

We're happy together now -


HEATWAVE - Holland/Dozier/Holland

Whenever I'm with you
Something inside starts burning
Snd my hearts filled with fire

Stop this - it's got a hold on me
I said this ain't the way it's supposed to be

It's like a heatwave burning in my heart
I can't keep from crying
Tearing me apart

Whenever she calls my name
Sounds so soft sweet and plain
Right then, right there
I feel this burning pain
This high blood pressure's got a hold on me
I said this ain't the way love's supposed to be

Whenever I'm with you
Something inside starts burning
And my hearts filled with fire

Something's got me amazed
Don't know what to do
My head's in a haze


HERE COMES THE WEEKEND - Paul Weller

If we tell you that you've got two days to live
Then don't complain, 'cos that's one more than you'd get in Zaire -

So don't hang around and be foolish
Do something constructive with your weekend -
From Monday morning I work for Friday nights
Collect my wages, then try to paint on the smell of soap -

'Cause tonight I get ready early
Score what I need and go pick a girl up
It seems like ages since we had some fun -

Here comes the weekend - I get to see the girls
Long live the weekend, the weekend is here
(the weekend starts here)

Everything feels right now
I know why I'm alive now
Everything else is a lie now
Now I know why I'm here

Here comes the weekend - I'm gonna do my head
Long live the weekend, the weekend is dead


HEY MISTER - Paul Weller

Because it's real you think it's a joke
Because it's on your doorstep you have to have a poke
At someone

It's only a cliche because it's all true
Time after time it happens through and through
To a new generation

You're just so smug in your elected seat
You've got your papers sorted out but you can't find your feet
Well, I'm not surprised

Hey mister with your head in the clouds
You can't see further than the shillings and pounds
The things that you say don't mean nothing anymore
You have no control they've broken down all the doors
And the only way that you'll fix them up
Is another war

If you think I'm gonna die in a financial war
You've got another thing coming and
And what's more there's lots like me

You juggle lives around with the stroke of a pen
But we've paid to see that move and now we won't pay again
The cost is too high

Hey mister your smiles been erased
You can't understand why we're losing face
Perhaps it's the promises that you never kept
"Never had it so good"
Well do you want a bet?


I GOT BY IN TIME - Paul Weller

Saw a girl that I used to know
I was deep in thought at the time
To recognise the face at first
'Cause I was probably looking at mine
Well she was the only girl I've ever loved
But my folks didn't dig her so much

I was young
This is serious
To me she was the world (she was my world now)
I thought I'd never live without her,
But I got by in time

Well let me tell you now,
Saw a guy that I used to know
Man he'd changed so much
I think it hurt him to say 'hello',
'Cause he hardly opened his mouth
Yeah well he was my best friend a few years ago
Truly inseperable

We were young
We were full of ideals
We were gonna pull this whole world
But something happened
I didn't know why
But that's the way that it goes.

I suppose,
What you say - what you do
Don't mean nothing, nothing at all
And all the bonds you make between ya
Can be broken any time you want now
Please tell me if my philosophy's wrong
I've got to know the truth
I don't mean to offend anyone but,
You know it's something that I do, oh-

So nice to see you tonight,
And I'm so glad that you came
Some of the people standing outside, say
Sure feel the same
Yeah my point is in a round about way
Given time he'll always forget
'Cause the memories
That ... me on
To me everything (you're everything now)
And it always will be mine, yeah
And no one can take them away


I GOT YOU (I FEEL GOOD) - James Brown

I feel good
I knew that I would now
So good
So good
I've got you

I feel nice
Like sugar and spice
So nice
So nice
I've got you

When I hold in my arms
I know that you do me no harm


I NEED YOU (FOR SOMEONE) - Paul Weller

I need you to keep me straight,
When the world don't seem so great,
And it's hard enough you know

I need you to be around
When my conscience brings me down
And the world feels so obscure

I want you to be the one
Who tells me off when I do wrong,
And you know I can be bad

I need you, I need you
Say you'll stay, make my day

Now what have I done,
Was it something I said - oh dear

I need you to turn me off,
When you think I've said enough,
To the extent of being a bore

I need you to tell me no
Slap my wrists and send me home
Tell me I can't come again

Now why are you crying -
Have I gone too far - again -


IN THE CITY - Paul Weller

In the city there's a thousand things I want to say to you
But whenever I approach you, you make me look a fool
I wanna say, I wanna tell you
About the young ideas
But you turn them into fears

In the city there's a thousand faces all shining bright
And those golden faces are under 25
They wanna say, they gonna tell ya
About the young idea
You better listen now you've said your bit-a

And I know what you're thinking
You still think I am crap
But you'd better listen man
Because the kids know where it's at

In the city there's a thousand men in uniforms
And I've heard they now have the right to kill a man
We wanna say, we gonna tell ya
About the young idea
And if it don't work, at least we said we've tried

In the city, in the city
In the city there's a thousand things I want to say to you


IN THE CROWD - Paul Weller

When I'm in the crowd, I don't see anything
My mind goes a blank, in the humid sunshine
when I'm in the crowd I don't see anything

I fall into a trance, at the supermarket
the noise flows me along, as I catch falling cans
of baked beans on toast, technology is the most.

and everyone seems just like me,
they struggle hard to set themselves free
and their waiting for the change

When I'm in the crowd, I can't remember my name
and my only link is a pint of Wall's ice cream
when I'm in the crowd - I don't see anything

Sometimes I think that it's a plot,
an equilibrium melting pot
The government sponsors underhand
When I'm in the crowd
When I'm in the crowd
When I'm in the crowd

And everyone seems that they're acting a dream
'cause they're just not thinking about each other
and they're taking orders, which are media spawned
and they should know better, now you have been warned

and don't forget you saw it here first
When I'm in the crowd
When I'm in the crowd
When I'm in the crowd

And life just simply moves along
in simple houses, simple jobs
and no ones wanting for the change
When I'm in the crowd
When I'm in the crowd
When I'm in the crowd


IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR - Wilson Pickett

I'm gonna wait 'til the midnight hour
That's when my love comes tumbling down
I'm gonna wait 'til the midnight hour
That's when there's no one else around

I'm gonna take you, gonna hold you
Do all the things I told ya
Midnight hour, oh baby

I'm gonna wait 'til the stars come out
And see the sweet look in your eyes
I'm gonna wait 'til the midnight hour
That's when my love begins to shine

Well you're the only girl I know
Who really loves me so
Midnight hour, oh yeah

I'm gonna wait 'til the midnight hour
That's when my love comes tumbling down
I'm gonna wait 'til the midnight hour
That's when there's no one else around

I'm gonna take you, gonna hold you
Do all the things I told ya
Midnight hour, oh baby

Yes I am


IN THE STREET, TODAY - Paul Weller/David Waller

In the street today

Murder on the terraces
And fools in high places
It's all so sickening
And we're so satisfied -

In the street tonight

Hate on every pavement
Paranoia on shop doorways
The kids want some action
And who can fucking blame them now

It's all so sickening, and we're so satisfied


INNOCENT MAN - Bruce Foxton

Nothing seems too clear to him anymore
Oh funny how he's the one who's always so confused
People point the finger - they all look at him
Well can't somebody tell him what he's done wrong

Well what has he done to you or someone
Nobody speaks or should he know
Things are all a blank - nothing clear to him anymore
Can't think straight - can't sort himself out

Innocent, that man
You know he is innocent
Don't lie
You know you have
Innocent, he'll die
If the truth is missed out

The time has come
For that man to be hung
I hope you're convinced
That he was the one

It's alright for you - just another case
And you don't give a damn - just another face
Well what about his friends, his family, and his wife
You don't have the right to take that man's life

An innocent man
Condemed by you
Instead of him - it should be you

Innocent, that man
You know he is innocent
Don't lie
You know you have
Innocent, he'll die
If the truth is missed out


IT'S TOO BAD - Paul Weller

All we seem to do is talk about it
we always end up shouting about it
there was a time we could overcome it
But it's too late to say we'll just forget it

It's too bad that we had to break up
and too much said for us to every make up
I could get by if I could just forget you
but things remind me and I feel so sad now

I could say I'm sorry
but it's not the point is it?
you want to play your games and
you don't mind if I get hurt

Same old feeling everytime I see you
and every avenue I walk I'm behind you
your back is turned and your eyes are closed girl
you move in circles that are out of my reach now


I'VE CHANGED MY ADDRESS - Paul Weller

Knew the time to leave had come when you pointed out your ring
Never could see what was in this matrimony thing
Baby, baby, baby you sure made a noise when I left
And your father started shouting lest you ironed my shirts
'fore I left

Would've liked to explain first but it was a split decision thing
Couldn't see me settling down with a mortgage and a kid
Now I hear you've been looking for me
Combing every single inch
You'll probably find me in Hyde Park
Try the hotel first then a bench

Baby, baby, baby I've changed my address
I didn't mean to make you cry but I know it's for the best
Baby, baby, baby I've changed my address
It's OK being in love girl, but then fun is second best

No one's gonna tie me down
Nobody tell me what to do
Don't you see I've got to be free
Sorry baby that's the way it is - get with me
I said maybe!

I didn't mean to break your heart and I know it's not your choice
Better think of it this way, there's other fools to entice
That's right!

Baby, baby, baby I've changed my address
I didn't mean to make you cry but I know it's for the best
Baby, baby, baby I've changed my address
It's OK being in love girl, but then fun is second best

Baby, baby, baby I've changed my address
I didn't mean to make you cry but I'm sure it's for the best
Baby, baby, baby I've changed my address
It's OK being in love girl, but then fun is second best


JUST WHO IS THE 5 O'CLOCK HERO? - Paul Weller

Hello darlin' - I'm home again
Covered in shit and aches and pains
Too knackered to think so give me time to come round
Just gimme the living room beat to the TV sound -

My hard earned dough goes in bills and the larder
And that Prince Philip tells us we gotta work harder!
It seems a constant struggle just to exist
Scrimping and saving and crossing of lists -

From this window I've seen the whole world pass
From dawn to dusk I've heard the last laugh laughed
I've seen enough tears to wash away this street
I've heard wedding bells chime and a funeral march
When as one life finishes another one starts -
Alright then love so I'll be off now
It's back to the lunchbox and worker/management rows
There's gotta be more to this old life then this
Scrimping and saving and crossing of lists -


LIFE FROM A WINDOW - Paul Weller

Looking from a hilltop, watching from a lighthouse, just dreaming
Up here I can see the world
Ooh, sometimes it don't look nice - That's OK

Life from a window, I'm just taking in the view
Life from a window, observing everything around you

Staring at a grey sky, try to paint it blue -
Teenage blue

Some people that you see around you
Tell you how devoted they are
They tell you something on Sunday, but come Monday
They've changed their minds

I'm looking from a skyscraper
I'm standing on the Post Office tower
So I can see - all there is to see -


LITTLE BOY SOLDIERS - Paul Weller

Its funny how you never knew what my name was,
Our only contact was a form for the election.

These days I find that you don't listen,
These days I find that we're out of touch,
These days I find that I'm too busy,
So why the attention now you want my assistance -
What have you done for me.

You've gone and got yourself in trouble,
No you want me to help you out.

These days I find that I can't be bothered,
These days I find that its all too much,
To pick up a gun and shoot a stranger,
But I've got no choice so here I come - war games.

I'm up on the hills, playing little boy soldiers,
Reconnaissance duty up at 5:30.
Shoot shoot shoot and kill the natives,
You're one of us and we love you for that.

Think of honour, Queen and country,
You're a blessed son of the British Empire,
God's on our side and so is Washington.

Come out on the hills with the little boy soldiers.

Come on outside - I'll sing you a lullaby,
Or tell a tale of how goodness prevailed.

We ruled the world - we killed and robbed,
The fucking lot - but we don't feel bad.

It was done beneath the flag of democracy,
You'll believe and I do - yes I do - yes I do -
yes I do -

These days I find that I can't be bothered,
To argue withthem well what's the point,
Better to take your shots and drop down dead,
then they send you home in a pine overcoat

With a letter to your mum

Saying find enclosed one son - one medal and a note -
to say he won.


LIZA RADLEY - Paul Weller

Liza Radley - see the girl with long hair
See her creeping across summer lawns at midnight

And all the people in the town where we live
Say "she's not quite right"
She don't fit in with a small town

They just can't understand why she doesn't say much
But in her darkend room it's for their lives only
She cries

Liza Radley - see her jump through loneliness
Liza Radley - take me when you go

And as the people pass by - their heads in the air
Haunting with their noise - she recalls a lonely sigh

But no matter what they say in her mind
She knows their dream of life, they won't ever find

Liza Radley - I pledge myself to you alone
She'd kiss my face and say "Love means nothing at all"
She'd kiss my face and say "Life means nothing at all"


LIZA RADLEY (extras version) - Paul Weller

Liza Radley - see the girl with long hair
See her creeping 'cross summer lawns at midnight

And all the people in the town where we live say
"She's not quite right"
But she don't fit in with a small town

They just can't understand why she's got to be free
And for their lives only, she cries

Liza Radley - see her jump through loneliness
Liza Radley - take me when you go

And all the people in the town where we live say
"She's not quite right"
But she don't fit in with a small town

They just can't understand why she's got to be free
And for their lives only, she cries

Liza Radley - I pledge myself to you alone
Then she kiss my face and says "love means nothing at all"
She kiss my face and says "Life means nothing at all"


LONDON GIRL - Paul Weller

Do you know what you're looking for?
Streets of gold, fame and fortune?
You didn't fancy working in a factory
But your mum and dad didn't agree
You slept on Waterloo station at first
But now you've moved to a posher squat
You wonder where your next meal will come from
Still it's better than living at home

You're looking tired 'cause it's been three weeks
Since you changed your clothes or washed your feet
But you're learning fast all the time
How to cadge cigarettes and pills

I don't condemn what you done
I know what it is to be young
You're only searching for today
To see the answers about yesterday -

And I hope you find -


LONDON TRAFFIC - Bruce Foxton

London traffic (state of confusion)
London traffic (blocking the streets)
London traffic (going nowhere)
London traffic (polluting the air)

Drive round London in a car
Don't really want to go far
So many cars fill the streets
Wonder why we bother at all

London traffic is a problem
London traffic too many cars
One way systems look very neat
Coloured signs direct the streets

No one knows the answer
No one seems to care
Take a look at our city
Take the traffic elsewhere

Leave the city free from traffic
Give the place a chance to survive
Dirt and filth cover London
Give it a chance to breath again


MAN IN THE CORNER SHOP - Paul Weller

Puts up the closed sign does the man in the corner shop
Serves his last then he says goodbye to him
He knows it is a hard life
But its nice to be your own boss really

Walks off home does the last customer
He is jealous of the man in the corner shop
He is sick of working at the factory
Says it must be nice to be your own boss (really)

Sells cigars to the boss from the factory
He is jealous is the man in the corner shop
He is sick of struggling so hard
Says it might be nice to own a factory

Go to church do the people from the area
All shapes and classes sit and pray together
For here they are all one
For God created all men equal


THE MODERN WORLD - Paul Weller

This is a modern world - This is the modern world

What kind of a fool do you think I am?
You think I know nothing of the modern world
All my life has been the same
I've learned to live by hate and pain
It's my inspiration drive -

I've learned more than you'll ever know
Even at school I felt quite sure
That one day I would be on top
And I'd look down upon the map
The teachers who said I'd be nothing -

This is the modern world that I've learnt about
This is the modern world, we don't need no one
To tell us what's right or wrong -

Say what you like 'cause I don't care
I know where I am and going too
It's somewhere I won't preview
Don't have to explain myself to you
I don't give two fucks about your review -


MONDAY - Paul Weller

Rainclouds came and stole my thunder -
Left me barren like a desert
But a sunshine girl like you
It's worth going through -
I will never be embarrassed about love again -

Tortured winds that blew me over -
When I start to think that I'm something special

They tell me that I'm not -
And they're right and I'm glad and I'm not -
I will never be embarrassed about that again.

Oh baby I'm dreaming of Monday,
Oh baby will I see you again
Oh baby I'm dreaming of Monday.


MOVE ON UP - Curtis Mayfield

Hush now child and don't you cry
Your folks might understand you by and by
Move on up towards your destination
You may find from time to time
Complications

Bight your lip and take a trip
Though there may be wet road ahead
You cannot slip
So move on up and peace you will find
Into the steeple of beautiful people
Where there's only one kind

So hush now child and don't you cry
Your folks might understand you by and by
Just move on up and keep on wishing
Remember your dreams are your only schemes
So keep on pushing

Take nothing less - not even second best
And do not obey - you must have your say
You can past the test

Move on up!


MR. CLEAN - Paul Weller

Daylights dawns, you wake up and yawn - Mr. Clean
A piece of toast from the one you love most - and you leave

You get the bus in the 8 o'clock rush,
And catch the train in the morning rain
Mr. Clean - Mr. Clean

If you see me in the street - look away
Cause I don't ever want to catch you looking at me - Mr. Clean
Cause I hate you and your wife
And if I get the chance I'll fuck up your life
Mr. Clean - etc. -
IS THAT SEEN!

Surround yourself with dreams, of pretty young
girls, and anyone you want, but -
please don't forget me or any of my kind
cause I'll make you think again
When I stick your face in the grind -

Getting pissed at the annual office do -
Smart blue suit and you went to Cambridge too -
You miss page 3, but the Times is right for you -
And mum and dad are very proud of you -
Mr. Clean - etc.


NEWS OF THE WORLD - Bruce Foxton

Power, Pop!

Read about the things that happen throughout the world
Don't be believe in everything you see or hear
The neighbours talk day in day out about the goings on
They tell us what they want - they don't give an inch

Look at the pictures taken by the cameras they cannot lie
The truth is in what you see - not what you read
Little men tapping things out - points of view
Remember their views are not the gospel truth

Don't believe it all
Find out for yourself
Check before you spread
News of the world

Never doubt
Never ask
Never moan
Never search
Never find
Never know

Each morning our key to the world comes through the door
More than often its just a comic, not much more
Don't take it too serious - not many do
Read between the lines and you'll find the truth

Read all about it, read all about it - news of the world


THE NIGHT - Bruce Foxton

Travel the night
Thousands of lights
To show us the way
Me and my mates will have a good time
In the amusement arcade
Park the bikes
We're here at last
Pull the birds that wait for
This is it
It's what it's all about
We worked all week for this
Let's go

Go to the clubs
Dance for a while
Have a drink or so
Please ourselves
Do what we want
Tonight is ours to have fun
The night will soon be gone
It goes too fast
Let's not waste time!
No need to worry ourselves now

The night
The night of our week
One night
We remember it well
No one can take it away
No one can deny us of that
The night
One night

Hear the sea
Come tumbling in

Hitting the shore
Feel the night breeze
Beneath the pier
As we try to sleep
It feels so secure
Alone with the sea at our feet
The sea remains but that's all
We had a good time while we were here

Good night


NO ONE IN THE WORLD - Paul Weller

Come down - your tea is on the table
Nothing seems to matter anymore
And if you're good we'll go out on Sunday
Spend the whole day thinking of you
Take you sailing across the water
To a faraway place

Remember when life was lovely
Forever was captured in your smile
When we were young and life was hopeful
No one threatend our existence
We were laughing
They couldn't stop us
No one in the world

Remember when life was lovely
Forever was captured in your smile
When we were young and life was hopeful
No one threatend our existence
We were laughing
They couldn't stop us
No one in the world


NON-STOP DANCING - Paul Weller

Non-stop dancing, truly out on the floor
Non-stop moving, baby, baby
Still you scream out for more
We don't care if it rains or shines
Cause everything's fine inside, when we're dancing
Non-stop dancing

I said, non-stop loving, with my girl by my side
Everything's just cool, now baby, baby
She's the sweetest thing I know
I don't even mind guys trying to compete
I know our love's as strong as the beat, when we're dancing
Non-stop dancing

People say we're wasting our time
They don't seem to understand
Cause when you're dancing all night long
It gives you the feeling that you belong

Non-stop dancing, I'm truly out of my head
But I ain't sleepy, baby, baby
You see the dance is my bed
Things are really getting wild
The kids are screaming for that James Brown style, when we're dancing
Non-stop dancing


PITY POOR ALFIE/FEVER -Paul Weller/Davenport-Cooley

The streets of pleasure took you to top
But every light was red and every sign said stop
I felt so confined, just like glued to this spot, oh

'Cause we were sleeping in the noon day sun
We escaped the test and the marathon run
And no one heard and these mournful cries of "Alfie!"
We put a stop to that
Whoa, but Alfie, I wish you'd please come back

So no one's hurt - we might have made it through
But now there's nothing left except the memories of you

With overflowing powerful woes
'Cause there's real and fright
To the top of the stairs to find poor Alfie
And blood stained letters don't count for change
And don't look for blame
'Cause it's a fair exchange
For the last adventure I have left

'Cause we were sleeping in the noon day sun
We escaped the test and the marathon run
And no one heard and these mournful cries of "Alfie!"
We put a stop to that
Oh, but Alfie, I wish you'd please come back

Now it's gonna be hard for me to make it through
When all that's left is the memories of
Nothing left except the memories of war and pain
Please pity poor Alfie

Poor Alfie put a stop to that
Poor Alfie I wish you'd please come back
Poor Alfie put a stop to that
Oh, but Alfie I wish you'd please come back
Poor Alfie!

You'll never know how much I love you
Never know how much I care
'Cause when you put your arms around me
I get a fever I can hardly bear
You give me fever
When you kiss me
Fever when you hold me tight
Fever through the daytime
I get a fever all through the night

Sun lights up the daytime
Moon lights up the night
I light up when you kiss me
And I know you're gonna treat me right
You give me fever
When you kiss me
Fever when you hold me tight
Fever through the daytime
I get a fever all through the night

Bless my soul I love you
Take me so far away
Take these arms I'll never use
Just believe what my words have to say
You give me fever
When you kiss me
Fever when you hold me tight
Fever through the daytime
I get a fever all through the night

You give me fever


THE PLACE I LOVE - Paul Weller

The place I love is a million miles away,
it's too far for the eye to see
Still it's me at least, and you can't come there
No one is allowed at all
Only animals that love, will always, only, ever could be
And it's always at the back of my mind.

The place I love is overgrown now
With beautiful moss and colourful flowers
And goldfish that swim in a pool, there's a small brick wall

With neon lighting controlled by lightning
I'm making a stand against the world
There's those who would hurt us if they heard.

The place I love is no where near here,
Not within a mile of those trendy do's,
Where dogsbodies pick you up, and graciously give you a lift,

With cherished thoughts and bitterness.
I'm making a stand against the world,
There's those who would hurt us if they heard
And that's always in the back of my mind.


THE PLANNERS DREAM GOES WRONG - Paul Weller

Letting loose the lunatics - wasn't the greatest of ideas
Giving them plans and money to squander -
Should have been the worst of our fears

The dream life luxury living was a pleasant No. 10 whim,
But somewhere down the line of production
They let out human beings

They were gonna build communities
It was going to be pie in the sky -
But the piss stench hallways and broken down lifts
Say the planners dream went wrong

If people were made to live in boxes
God would have given them string
To tie around their selves at bed time
And stop their dreams falling through the ceiling

And the public school boy computers -
Keep spewing out our future -
The house in the country designs the 14th floor
Old Mrs. Smith don't get out much more -
Coitus interruptus 'cause of next doors rows
Your washing gets nicked when the lights go out -
Baby's scream in the nightmare throng
But planners just get embarrassed when their plans GO WRONG!


POP ART POEM - Paul Weller

Kid walks down the street
Bumps into emptiness
Pow!

Kid looks at the sky
Looks at his watch
Decides to go home
Zap!

Kid spies pretty girl
Walks up to her
Kisses her
On the mouth
Where else?

And all day long I was thinking
I was thinking this, that and the other
And...
When!
So am I

I made this up as I went along
It's good innit?


PRECIOUS - Paul Weller

Your precious love - that means so much
will it ever stop or will I just lose touch
What I want to say - but my words just fail

Is that I need it so I can't help myself
Like a hungry child - I just help myself
And when I'm all full up - I go out to play

But I don't mean to bleed you dry
Or take you over for the rest of your life
It's just that I need something solid in mine

Lonely as the moors on a winter's morning
Quiet as the sea on a good calm night
In your tranquil shadow - I try and follow

I hear your distant show clicks
To the midnight beat -
I feel trapped in sorrow
In this imagery
But that's how I am and why I need you so


PRETTY GREEN - Paul Weller

I've got a pocket full of pretty green -
I'm gonna put it in the fruit machine -
I'm gonna put it in the juke box -
It's gonna play all the records in the hit parade -

This is the pretty green - this is society
You can't do nothing - unless it's in the pocket
- oh no -

I've got a pocket full of pretty green
I'm gonna give it to the man behind the counter
He's gonna give me food and water -
I'm gonna eat that and look for more -

And they didn't teach me that in school -
It's something that I learnt on my own -
That power is measured by the pound or the fist -
It's as clear as this oh -

I've got a pocket full of Pretty Green!


PRIVATE HELL - Paul Weller

Closer than close - you see yourself -
A mirrored image - of what you wanted to be.
As each day goes by - a little more -
You can't remember - what it was you wanted anyway.

The fingers feel the lines - they prod the space -
Your ageing face - the face that once was so beautiful,
is still there but unrecognizable -
Private Hell.

The man who you once loved - is bald and fat -
And seldom in - working late as usual.
Your interest has waned - you feel the strain -
The bed springs snap - on the occasions he lies upon you -
close your eyes and think of nothing but -
Private Hell.

Think of Emma - wonder what she's doing -
Her husband Terry - and your grandchildren.
Think of Edward - who's still at college -
You send him letters - which he doesn't acknowledge.
'Cause he don't care,
They don't care.
'Cause they're all going through their own - Private Hell.

The morning slips away - in a valium haze,
And catalogues - and numerous cups of coffee.
In the afternoon - the weekly food,
Is put in bags - as you float off down the high street

The shop windows reflect - play a nameless host,
To a closet ghost - a picture of your fantasy -
A victim of your misery - and Private Hell

Alone at 6 o'clock - you drop a cup -
You see it smash - inside you crack -
You can't go on - but you sweep it up -

Safe at last inside your Private Hell.
Sanity at last inside your Private Hell.


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