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Austerity / Girl One [medley]
Depression Is A Fashion demo:
Shall I even bother to eat?
It'll all be shit tomorrow
I'll have more room for my bile
I'm feeling pretty sick now
I think I'll take a pill or two
And take away a few more hours
Tomorrow brings another day
It's the same as all the others
To carry on in a similar way
And stay under the covers
Don't talk to me of worthless life
And living is such a strain
Just stretch yourself and see the change
We've all seen blankness times before
Switch on the light, project yourself
Ideas so countless you can't list
If you're not happy, you can change
You just enjoy depressing
Help yourself and don't forget
You run the risk of failing
They say the swamp of science drowns
The spirit of humanity
Well, we know better - just believe
Forget that you're a casualty
Help yourself and don't forget
You run the risk of failing
Depression is a fashion you don't want
Look, here's a depressive [word(s) unclear]
Depression is a fashion you don't need
You need it even less than speed
Take in a movie or walk the streets
In the street, the heart still beats
There are hundreds just like you
Switch on the light, project yourself
Ideas so countless I can't list
Just stretch yourself and feel the change
Don't talk to me of worthless life
And living is such a strain
Just stretch yourself and feel the change
There are hundreds just like you
There are hundreds just like you
Just like you
Girl One demo:
 
You've got your keys to get back in
You've washed your face so you can smile
You've got your pocket full of lending cash
Your ticket to the ladies' mile
You brush away a flake of zinc
Advance toward the street outside
You close your mind so you can't think
The ride, the hide, the tide
But the scenes come rushing in like eels into your net
And it's just like Joseph said
Another walk you can't forget
But you push into the bleak where all the women walk in fear
Another three-word phrase - the near, the peer, the dear
You're a lonely little girl who just wants to please her dad
So you thought you'd be a nurse, just like your mother had
But you make the patients worse
And the doctors know you're bad
(Better get back to the oracle)
The oracle in this case is a message on your phone
It says where you go
Gravity has gone
You know this is true, but you want to speak of love
Prediction and ambiguity go hand in glove
The oracle in this case is a face on your wall
It says where you go
People will fall
album version (medley):
In the town
The start of day
The father thinks in sadness
On why his daughters went away
On youth and other madness
I know we don't choose who we love
And malice is so human
When your principle's no good, it's time to find a new one
I was brought up to believe that to avoid disaster in life
As in your dreams, you've got to be the monster
When you've done your very best
When things turn out unpleasant
When the best of men take bribes
Isn't it the fool who doesn't?
In the town, by the house
The journalist is waiting
And near this place, there is a space
A subject contemplating
You've got your keys to get back in
You've washed your face so you can smile
You've got your pockets full of lending cash
Your ticket to the ladies' mile
You brush away a flake of zinc
Advance toward the street outside
You close your mind so you can't think
The hide, the ride, the tide
But the scenes come rushing in like eels into your net
And it's just like Joseph said
Another walk you can't forget
But you push into the bleak where all the women walk in fear
Another three-word phrase - the near, the clear, the dear
 
You're a lonely little girl who just wants to please her dad
So you thought you'd be a nurse, just like your mother had
But you make the patients worse
And the doctors know you're bad
(Better get back to the oracle)
The oracle in this case is a message on your phone
It says where you go
Gravity has gone
You know this is true, but you want to speak of love
Prediction and ambiguity go hand in glove
The oracle in this case is a face on your wall
It says where you go
People will fall
And near this place, there is a space
Our subject's contemplating
And in the town, the sun goes down
No-one investigating
words and music by Marsh / Oakey / Ware
published by Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.