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Arthur & Sandra are energised by left wing unity & activism; they are true Ragged Trousered Philanthropists



So many are caught out, so many been done
promises broken when batlle is won
if your poor, don't be sick, old or young
but pick the red rose come the springtime

Pat excessive rent for a place you can't own
don't lose your job, in the street you'll be thrown
no options left, not a chance to re-grow
best fly the flag come next springtime

no chances in life, if born poor you'll die poor
you'll be a cash cow for the rich to make more
who charge through the nose to care for the old
& never care how they treat them

and you've heard, all their words
they act civilised to hide their greed

this gap from the rich is a 30's revival
the best you can do is hope for survival
you're told it's because you're dumb that you're poor
but you don't have to be smart to be wealthy

a zero hours job, where you're treated like dirt
no chance to progress, or make yourself heard
in freezing cold weather, running low on food
a payday loan until wednesday

turn on the telly, you're condemned as a type
if you use food banks, you're a victim of spite
a Victorian sylum, brought back to life
to be laughed at by the wealthy

we are what's left of the proud working class
we think of others, take the greedy to task
we must make the change soon, as all things must pass
fair society for the needy


from The Sitting Tenants - Songs for a musical (demos etc), released June 2, 2022
Written by Rob Dady (c) on 208 RECORDS
From The Sitting Tenants album 'spring, autumn & next tuesday' released on 208 RECORDS


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