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Roundabout - Don't tell me what the neighbours say

from Austerity Street - The musical​!​! by The Sitting Tenants

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Sandra's family are snobs; they don't want Arthur around their daughter; They don't like the look of him, or their shared ideals, & are scared of him - they perceive him as a bad influence, whilst finding her naïve in attempting to rock the boat.


Don't tell me what the neighbours say

Won't you tell me what the neighbours say
with the curtains twitching night & day
stick the cat out all night long
life is sweet but smells so strong

8'o'clock, they're gathered round the TV
tuned in specially for the lottery
ever hoping for their lives to change
but 8:01 it's still the same

here we are, here we stay,
the telly's black & white, the future's grey
Don't tell me what the neighbours say

Clarence in the doorway with his cigarette
He's 41, but he's not left home yet
spends his Lazy Sundays in the pub
& contemplates his life alone in the bathtub

Oh how they long to be different
so tired of playing that same old game
they all wake up with one hand in the Disprin
a face in the crowd, a man with no name


from Austerity Street - The musical​!​!, released June 2, 2022
Music written by Rob Dady. Words Rob Dady/Lee Armitage (c) 1997 From the Roundabout album 'it's nice to be nice' released on 208 RECORDS


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