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Well the crunch is coming
And it won't be long
You think you know the future
But you're so so wrong
For love and comfort
You can lean on me
But your life's your own -
Your own responsibility

You sit there wasted and you drink all day
You cruise the kennels and go all the way

Please please please - don't disrespect yourself

Well the crunch is coming
You abuse your brain
Your God-given body
And your own good name
Take the risk of winning
Stand up, be strong
To those brutal losers
You gotta prove them wrong

You've been mistreated and you've been abused
But that's all over if you only choose - I said

Please please please - Please please please -
Please please please - don't disrespect yourself

Relax... Everything's alright
Right here, right now
in this room tonight
Take a great leap forward
Walk on, be free
I believe in you
Can you believe in me ?

Take my arm, I wanna touch your hand
Wanna hold your shoulder, I can be your man

Please please please - Please please please -
Please please please - don't disrespect yourself


from Having It Both Ways [1996], released February 2, 2013
TOM ROBINSON - piano, acoustic guitar, programming
ADAM PHILLIPS - guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
AL SCOTT - bass, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
MARK RAMSDEN - saxophone
HENRY TWINCH organ, piano

Published 1996 by Notting Hill Music and composed by Tom Robinson / Adam Phillips / Tom Fenner / Jo Burt / Al Scott / Badsha Lallaman.

BADSHA LALLAMAN appears courtesy of Debt Records


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Tom Robinson London, UK

Tom Robinson (b.1950) is a UK songwriter & broadcaster first known in the 70s as an anti-racist and LGBT campaigner. He released 19 albums between 1975-2001 with various bands and has co-written songs with Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. He's an award-winning presenter at BBC Radio 6 Music, and released Only The Now (his first album in 19 years) in October 2015. ... more

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