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Living In A Boom Time

from Living In A Boom Time [1992] by Tom Robinson

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Whatever happened to the old brigade
The hopes we had and the plans we made
Days and nights we spent together
Now those days are gone forever

Martin studied and he made the grade
Emigrated to the USA
Now he's working for Edison Con
On a research project, making a bomb

Ben's been selling retirement homes
Pinstripe whistle and a cellnet phone
Ripping off pensioners don't look good
If he didn't do it some other guy would

Pad those shoulders, swing those hips
Don't get angry, read my lips... we've all got

New opportunities... knock-knock-knocking in a boom time
New opportunities... Let's forget about the gloom time... these are your
New opportunities... knock-knock-knocking in a boom time
New opportunities... Let's forget about the doom time (soon time)

Margo's happy with her cats and dogs
Given up people as a total loss
Says dumb animals got no choice
Firebombs laboratories to give 'em a voice

Dave just privatised his council flat
Home owner, drop of a hat
Interest went up, he couldn't pay
Big corporation gonna take it away

Shrug those shoulders, let's get hip
Don't get angry, read my lips... we've all got

New opportunities... knock-knock-knocking in a boom time
New opportunities... Let's forget about the gloom time... these are your
New opportunities... knock-knock-knocking in a boom time

New opportunities... Let's forget about the doom time (soon time)

Jamie's working out at the gym
No more dangerous living for him
Given up alcohol and ecstasy
Ever since he diagnosed HIV

No more parties, no more trips
Wise up suckers, read my lips... these are your

New opportunities... knock-knock-knocking in a boom time
New opportunities... Let's forget about the gloom time... these are your
New opportunities... knock-knock-knocking in a boom time
New opportunities... Let's forget about the doom time (soon time)

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from Living In A Boom Time [1992], released February 3, 2013
Written by Tom Robinson/Mark Ambler/Danny Kustow (Notting Hill Music)

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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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