Common People
Words:Jarvis Cocker
Music:Pulp
Performed By:  Pulp
Copyright:Unknown
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Album: Different Class (1995, Island Records)


She came from Greece, she has a thirst for knowledge,
She studied sculpture at St. 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 "Oh, I'll see what I can do"

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"
She just laughed and said "You're so funny"
I said "Yeah" - I can't see anyone else laughing anymore.
Are you sure you want to live like common people
You want to see whatever common people see?
want to sleep with common people?
Do you want to sleep with common people like me?"
but she didn't understand.
She just smiled and held my hand.

Rent a flat above above a shop,
Cut your hair and get a job,
Smoke some fags and play some pool,
Pretend you never went to school.
Still you'll never get it right,
'Cause when you're layed in bed at night,
Watching roaches climb the wall,
If you called your dad he could stop it all. Yeah.

You'll never live like common people,
You'll never do whatever common people do.
You'll never fail like common people,
You'll never watch your lives slide out of view.
And then dance and drink and screw,
Because there's nothing else to do.

(instrumental)

Sing along with the common people,
Sing along and it might just get you through.
Laugh along with the common people,
Laugh along at your mother, laughing at you
And the stupid things you do
'Cause you think that poor is cool.

Like a dog lying in the corner
It'll bite ya' and never warn 'ya.
Look out
(??????  - something mumbled)
It'll take your innocence out
'Cause everybody hates a tourist
Especially one who thinks its all such a laugh. Yeah.
And the chips-stains and 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
They burn so bright that you can only wonder why.

Rent a flat above above a shop,
Cut your hair and get a job,
Smoke some fags and play some pool
Pretend you never went to school
Still you'll never get it right
'Cause when you're layed in bed at night
Watching roaches climb the wall
If you called your dad he could stop it all. Yeah.

You'll never live like common people,
You'll never do what common people do.
You'll never fail like common people,
You'll never watch your lives slide out of view,
And then dance and drink and screw,
Because there's nothing else to do.

I want to live with common people like you.
I want to live with common people like you.
I want to live with common people like you.
I want to live with common people like you.
I want to live with common people like you.
I want to live with common people like you.
I want to live with common people like you.

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