Be Somebody

Album: Music For The People (2009)
  • You know there's no such thing as a free meal
    And there ain't no future in British steel
    No, the only thing that makes us smile
    Is a joke and a laugh and a night on the tiles
    No one ever gives you anything for free
    Unless you start sleeping with the BBC

    Nigel got a job in the city
    Works in a department store
    Slogging his guts out all through the week
    Looking forward to the weekend score

    But tonight he's gonna be somebody
    Dancing his heart out with a local girl
    She doesn't care whether he's got no money
    There's more to life than they teach you at school
    And tonight he's gonna reach somebody
    Falling in love with a local girl
    She doesn't care whether he's got no money
    She knows he's got a heart of solid gold
    Solid gold
    Solid gold

    You know there's no such thing
    As a ticket to ride
    Or satisfaction without sacrifice
    The only thing that's really true about life
    Is that the older you get
    The more you compromise
    No one's gonna hand it to you on a plate
    You've gotta give give give
    Before you take take take

    Nigel got a job in the city
    Works in a department store
    Thought that his future
    Was as good as sorted
    But he's happy in his little world
    You know there's no such thing as a free meal
    And there ain't no future in British steel
    No, the only thing that makes us smile
    Is a joke and a laugh and a night on the tiles
    No one ever gives you anything for free
    Unless you start sleeping with the BBC

    Nigel got a job in the city
    Works in a department store
    Slogging his guts out all through the week
    Looking forward to the weekend score

    But tonight he's gonna be somebody
    Dancing his heart out with a local girl
    She doesn't care whether he's got no money
    There's more to life
    Than they teach you at school

    And tonight he's gonna reach somebody
    Falling in love with a local girl
    She doesn't care whether he's got no money
    She knows he's got a heart of solid gold
    Solid gold
    Solid gold

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