dilluns, 13 de juny de 2011

Nothing ever happens - Del Amitri

Post office clerks put up signs saying position closed


And secretaries turn off typewriters and put on their coats


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 5 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


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 carpark and no one would care


Close-circuit cameras in department stores shoot the same video every day


And the stars of these films neither die nor get killed. Just survive constant action replay


Bill hoardings 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 ring


Nothing ever happens, nothing happens at all


They'll burn down the synagogues at 6 o'clock and we'll all go along like before


And we'll all be lonely tonight and lonely tomorrow.




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