Ian Dury And The Blockheads

Ian Dury And The Blockheads - What A Waste

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I could be a poet I wouldn't need to worry
I could be a teacher in a classroom full of scholars
I could be the sergeant in a squadron full of wallahs
What a waste
What a waste
What a waste
What a waste

Because I chose to play the fool in a six-piece band,
First-night nerves every one-night stand.
I should be glad to be so inclined.
What a waste!  What a waste!
But I don't mind.

I could be a lawyer with strategems and ruses
I could be a doctor with poultices and bruises
I could be a writer with a growing reputation
I could be the ticket man at Fulham Broadway Station
What a waste (x4)


I could be the catalyst that sparks the revolution
I could be an inmate in a long-term institution
I could dream to wide extremes, I could do or die
I could yawn and be withdrawn and watch the world go by
What a waste (x4)


(Repeat CHORUS with crescendo, then again with fade
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Author: Ian Dury, Rod Melvin, Chas Jankel, The Blockheads, Charley Charles, John Turnbull, Micky Gallagher, Norman Watt-Roy, Dury/Melvin/Jankel/Blockheads

Composer: ?

Publisher: Demon Music Group Ltd.


Released in: 1978

Language: English

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