Lookin' after No 1

Album: The Boomtown Rats (1977)
Charted: 11
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  • The world owes me a living
    I've waited on this dole queue too long
    I've been standin' in the rain for fifteen minutes
    That's a quarter of an hour too long.

    I'll take all they can give me
    And then I'm gonna ask for more
    Cos the money's buried deep in the bank of England
    And I want the key to the vault

    CHORUS:
    I'm gonna take your money
    Count your loss when I'm gone.
    I'm alright, Jack,
    I'm lookin' after number one.

    If I want something I get it
    Don't matter what I have to do
    I'll step on your face, on your mother's grave
    Never underestimate me I'm nobody's fool

    (repeat chorus)

    Don't wanna be like you.
    Don't wanna live like you.
    Don't wanna talk like you, at all.

    Don't give me love thy neighbour
    Don't give me charity
    Don't give me peace and love or the good lord above
    You only get in my way with your stupid ideas

    I am an island
    Entire of myself
    And when I get old, older than today
    I'll never need anybody's help in any way.

    (repeat chorus)

    Don't wanna be like you.
    Don't wanna live like you.
    Don't wanna talk like you, at all.

    I'm gonna be like
    I'm gonna be like
    I'm gonna be like ME!

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