The Plastic Hippo

October 18, 2013

The piano has been drinking

Filed under: Music,Politics,Society — theplastichippo @ 12:12 am
Tom Waits

Tom Waits

Tonight, I taught my son how to play Imagine on the piano; I also taught him this…

Well the Chancellor`s a chancer
And the government`s insane
The opposition`s tongue-tied
And the jukebox plays the same
My necktie needs a haircut
The carpet is a fake
The NHS is out of cigarettes
And the Virgin is on the make

And the piano has been drinking
The piano has been drinking

And the pensioners are freezing
And badgers are a gas
And the reasons for the killing
Are disappearing fast
And the food banks are bursting
And the bankers drink champagne
And the milk of human kindness
Is a sanctioned benefit claim

And the piano has been drinking
The piano has been drinking

And the firemen are burning
And the preachers cannot preach
And the policemen are all liars
And the teachers cannot teach
And the bedroom`s full of barstools
And the cabinet is fooling
And bar room`s full of bastards
And the newspapers are drooling

And the piano has been drinking
The piano has been drinking

And G4S is the bouncer
And Serco is the host
And the owner is a mental midget
With the I.Q. of a fencepost
And you can`t find your MP with a Geiger counter
And you find the ashtrays full of dope
And you can`t find any answer
And you can`t find any hope

And the piano has been drinking
The piano has been drinking

And the Red Cross is sending parcels
And the postman`s selling greed
And the government is sending threatening letters
To everyone in need

And the piano has been drinking
The piano has been drinking
The piano has been drinking
Not me, not me, not me, not me, not me.

With apologies to the genius that is Tom Waits.

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