Full employment
Slave labor and schemes
An unemployed workforce
The capitalist's dream
But let's keep Britain working
Either way, we must keep Britain working

Conventional weapons
To kill people nicely
Nuclear weapons
To keep the peace
But weapons, definitely
Either way, we must defend ourselves

Nationalization
With one big boss
No, privatization
With lots of little bosses
But there's someone in control, of course
Either way, there must be someone giving orders

A toast to democracy
The prison guard of this society
Sides in the voting game
Disappear into the same machine
The same machine

(A toast) To U.S. bases and nuclear weapons
To stopping pickets and pulling down fences
To British troops in northern Ireland
To wonderful victory in the Falklands
To the plastic bullet and the riot police
To the UDM, to the TUC
To isolating gays and to law and order
To richer bosses, to poorer workers

A toast to democracy
The prison guard of this society
Sides in the voting game
Disappear into the same machine
The same machine

(A toast) To longer hours and to less pay
To the courts for those who get in the way
To the beating of the people who step out of line
To the use of troops to break a strike
To the expulsion of extremists and political witch hunts
To repatriation, to benefit cuts
To peaceful settlements and no strike agreements
To authority, to power, to government

To the annual rise in the MP's wage
To vested interest, to privilege
To the party who wins the next election
By definition a victory
To capitalism
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The Candidates Find Common Ground Lyrics

Chumbawamba – The Candidates Find Common Ground Lyrics

Songwriters: HUNTER, NIGEL/DUNSTAN, BRUCE/NUTTER, ALICE/WATTS, LOUISE
The Candidates Find Common Ground lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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