At Home He's A Tourist

Album: Entertainment! (1979)
Charted: 58
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  • At home he feels like a tourist
    At home he feels like a tourist
    He fills his head with culture
    He gives himself an ulcer
    He fills his head with culture
    He gives himself an ulcer
    Down on the disco floor
    They make their profit
    From the things they sell
    To help you cob off
    And the rubbers you hide
    In your top left pocket

    At home she's looking for interest
    At home she's looking for interest
    She said she was ambitious
    So she accepts the process
    She said she was ambitious
    So she accepts the process

    Down on the disco floor
    They make their profit
    From the things they sell
    To help you cob off
    And the rubbers you hide
    In your top left pocket

    Two steps forward
    (Six steps back) [Repeat: x4]


    Small step for him
    (Big jump for me) [Repeat: x4]

    At home she feels like a tourist
    At home she feels like a tourist
    She fills her head with culture
    She gives herself an ulcer
    Why make yourself so anxious
    You give yourself an ulcer Writer/s: DAVE ALLEN, HUGO H. BURNHAM, ANDREW GILL, JON KING
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Horst from Waterloo Ontl think he got "rubbish" substituted for "rubbers" backwards
  • Steve from Ottawa"Entertainment" is a fantastic album and this song a great one. A throbbing bass beat with slashes of sometimes atonal guitar in the background. The lyrics of all the songs on the album deal with materialism and our disturbed values. This is amongst the best post-punk around. Listen to this song and you'll hear the origins of bands like REM, The Police, Nirvana and U2.
  • Zabadak from London, EnglandThe band were an influence on the nascent REM.
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