Pulp – Common People Lyrics


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[Verse 1]
She came from Greece, she had a thirst for knowledge
She studied sculpture at Saint Martin's College
That's where I caught her eye
She told me that her Dad was loaded
I said "In that case I'll have rum and coca-cola
She said "fine"

And then in thirty seconds time she said

"I want to live like common people
I want to do whatever common people do
I want to sleep with common people
I want to sleep with common people like you"
Well what else could I do?
I said "I'll see what I can do"

[Verse 2]
I took her to a supermarket
I don't know why
But I had to start it somewhere
So it started there

I said "pretend you've got no money"
But she just laughed
And said "oh you're so funny"
I said "Yeah
Well I can't see anyone else smiling in here
Are you sure


Rent a flat above a shop
Cut your hair and get a job

Smoke some fags and play some pool
Pretend you never went to school
But still you'll never get it right
Cause when you're laid in bed at night
Watching roaches climb the wall
If you called your dad he could stop it all


[Verse 4]
Like a dog lying in a corner
They will bite you and never warn you
Look out
They'll tear your insides out

Cause everybody hates a tourist
Especially one who thinks
It's all such a laugh

Yeah and the chip stain's grease
Will come out in the bath

You will never understand
How it feels to live your life
With no meaning or control
And with nowhere left to go
You are amazed that they exist
And they burn so bright
Whilst you can only wonder why



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