Nothing Ever Happens

Album: Waking Hours (1989)
Charted: 11
  • Post office clerks put up signs saying "position closed"
    And secretaries turn off typewriters and put on their coats
    And janitors padlock the gates for security guards to patrol
    And bachelors phone up their friends for a drink
    While the married ones turn on a chat show
    And they'll all be lonely tonight and lonely tomorrow

    Gentlemen, time please, you know we can't serve anymore
    Now the traffic lights change to stop, when there's nothing to go
    And by five o'clock everything's dead
    And every third car is a cab
    And ignorant people sleep in their beds
    Like the doped white mice in the college lab

    And nothing ever happens, nothing happens at all
    The needle returns to the start of the song
    And we all sing along like before
    And we'll all be lonely tonight and lonely tomorrow

    Telephone exchanges click while there's nobody there
    The Martians could land in the car park and no one would care
    Close-circuit cameras in department stores shoot the same movie every day
    And the stars of these films neither die nor get killed
    Just survive constant action replay

    And nothing ever happens, nothing happens at all
    The needle returns to the start of the song
    And we all sing along like before
    And we'll all be lonely tonight and lonely tomorrow

    And bill holdings advertise products that nobody needs
    While angry from Manchester writes to complain about
    All the repeats on T.V.
    And computer terminals report some gains
    On the values of copper and tin
    While American businessmen snap up Van Goghs
    For the price of a hospital wing

    And nothing ever happens, nothing happens at all
    The needle returns to the start of the song
    And we all sing along like before

    And nothing ever happens, nothing happens at all
    They'll burn down the synagogues at six o'clock
    And we'll all go along like before
    And we'll all be lonely tonight and lonely tomorrow Writer/s: JUSTIN CURRIE
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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