The 80's

Album: Rudebox (2006)
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  • I smoked Consulates and Park Drive, drank Nookie Brown
    Learned how to skive
    Polo mints to hide my breath from my mum
    Did a little weed cause it felt like fun
    Did a little bit of speed if my friend had some
    Nicked Volkswagen badges I'm a Beastie Boys son
    Me so horny, me so young and I still get my washing done
    Auntie Joe died of cancer God didn't have an answer
    Rhythm was a dancer
    Any room for a chancer? That's me in the corner, thanks sir!
    I wore a troop track suit, British Knights shoes, Kangol hat like LL Cool's
    Before I was 'avin it, 'avin it large
    They nicked the BMX from out my garage
    Knew it was Tier from off the estate cuz every time he'd see me, he'd smile like we were mates
    From then on in I'd have to walk to me Nan's
    And I'd dream my dreams through a sea of prams
    Like a hooligan on the football stands
    And I'd throw the v's to Leeds and West Ham
    Then I ran, I ran so far away down Scotia Road to a taxi bay
    Then I ran again cuz I couldn't pay, a Muslim didn't get his fare that day
    I apologize today

    Things are better when they start
    That's how the 80s broke my heart

    And who are you calling poof? You like Wham, man, I hate that stuff
    And then my grandad died and left a hole in the family and lots of women had to nanny me
    School was a laugh, they didn't have ADD, thick was the term they used for me
    (Over and over)
    Repeatedly
    (Over and over)

    Take my breath away take my breath away
    Bidly bidly bidly bong
    Pass it on the left hand side, right turn, Clyde

    That girl in the fourth year, got pregnant and she was raised Catholic, brilliant!
    I cried, she cried, we cried, her youth died
    Drank cider in the cemetery
    The year above us had discovered E and I said it weren't for me
    ?12.50? I could rob me mum's purse and buy one off chalcky
    Met a girl on Monday, drank fizzy pop on Tuesday
    Fingered her on Wednesday and on Thursday and Friday and on Saturday
    Dumped by Sunday

    Things are better when they start
    That's how the 80s broke my heart
    The wonder years, I've played my part
    That's how the 80s broke my heart

    Like I said, I lost my virginity to a girl called Anne-Marie, well she said she fancied me
    And then she said "fuck me" and I thought 'fuck me, I'm all talk and it'll be over too quickly'
    And it was but I couldn't care less, I'd seen a girl's part,made a mess on her dress, oh yes!
    You're now rocking with the best, second person in my year that had seen a breast
    I'm in my 30s now and I'm still impressed
    Where are the Falklands mum? And what have they done?
    Where do girls come from? Where do girls come from? Where do girls come from?

    It's the 80s, what you looking at, ya mong?
    So young, so long, so young, so long
    Too short, so long
    What you looking at ya mong?
    Too short, so long, too short, so long
    So long. Writer/s: JERRY CHRISTOPHER MEEHAN, ROBERT PETER WILLIAMS
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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