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updated: 10-Jun-2003



Walk The Plank

The whole family sleeps here
Six to a room
My wife threads a needle
I push a broom
I dream of a hallway
Leading to a light
Five in the morning
I wake up tired

And they say walk the plank, will you walk the plank
Will you walk the plank 'cause we need you
Walk the plank, will you walk the plank
Will you walk the plank so we don't have to

In parts of this city
I daren't show my face
I'm still the poor relation
Some call me ape
Unrest and violence Crime and drugs
Breed in the dark places
Where they abandoned us

And they say walk the plank, will you walk the plank
Will you walk the plank 'cause we blame you
Walk the plank, will you walk the plank
Will you walk the plank so we don't have to

Cost of living's falling
But not for us
Pay is rising
But the differential's up
I dream of a hallway in a house of kings
I fly to my ancestors on golden wings
Up there I wear a crown
But here I'm a slave
Used to divert attention
While the thieves escape
© TV Smith

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