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RETAIL THERAPY


Look I know things are terribly tough
I appreciate that it is rough
I truly do, I truly do
I do, I do, I do
And I’d like just to say off the cuff
That you might think enough is enough
I really do, I really do
I do, I do, I do

And there’s no point in further dwelling
On life styles that are not quite gelling
With corpses all around you telling
The same old thing
Yes, it’s a shame about the killing
The rape, the gas attacks, blood spilling
But there is only one thing getting me through my day
Through my day

Retail therapy
That’s the way to stay on top
Retail therapy
Learn to love how to shop
Retail therapy
That’s the way to make it stop
Retail therapy
Learn to love how to shop

That’s the way to get through these hard times
And while they’re killing, just keep on coughing up
Blood & nickels & dimes
Blood & nickels & dimes

This gas mask is quite dated
But it’s oh! So understated
And a compliment to battlefield couture
These guns are – outmoded
But they’re stylishly loaded
And will suit any handbag or purse

In this situation
Just think back a generation
Forget the missiles and the shelling
Get in touch with what I’m selling!

Retail therapy
That’s the way to stay on top
Retail therapy
Learn to love how to shop
Retail therapy
That’s the way to make it stop
Retail therapy
Learn to love how to shop

It’s been called the new insanity
Let me sell it you
I can give you humanity
But not for free

Spoken: now, who’d like to start the bidding…

Chorus extra vox:

1. A picture of food
And a mug which is glued
And a postcard from Bude
Which is really quite rude
A map of the city
That some might call pretty
A small girl called hope
On the end of a rope

2. A dead cat, and a mat
And a rat and a hat
A stuffed bear
And a chair
Dvd of e.t.
An l.p. almost free
And a pail for your pee
Coloured beads
And some seeds
Which are nothing but weeds