Sunday Song Lyric

Paul Weller has a new album outNME likes it.  I’ll need to give it a listen at some point (perhaps when I’m done grading exams).  He’s put out some good stuff solo and with The Style Council, but my heart stays with his early work with The Jam, one of my favorite bands.  He penned lots of  tracks to choose from for an SSL.  For some reason, this morning I’m stuck on “Going Underground” — their first number one single in the UK.  Here’s how it begins:

Some people might say my life is in a rut,
But I’m quite happy with what I got
People might say that I should strive for more,
But I’m so happy I can’t see the point.
Somethings happening here today
A show of strength with your boy’s brigade and,
I’m so happy and you’re so kind
You want more money – of course I don’t mind
To buy nuclear textbooks for atomic crimes

And the public gets what the public wants
But I want nothing this society’s got –
I’m going underground
Well the brass bands play and feet start to pound
Going underground,
Well let the boys all sing and the boys all shout for tomorrow

Here are the full lyrics, a video, and a live performance.

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