Lyrics: Happy people

Happy people

Take no notice ‘cos I’m just the same
There’s a thousand other faces with the very same name
And we look like each other, and we all live together
And we talk about the same things
And we never try and change things

We’re the happy, happy people

We never give opinions and we never state views
After all, you can’t be sure that what we say is true
And if you want to join us, you can follow on behind us
You can talk about your visions
You can make some big decisions

[chorus ]

We believe in having fun and smiling all the time
And sometimes we’re on TV if we’re over 69
And when we have a raffle, then it’s just a big reshuffle
It’s a democratic poll
But we’re the ones who are in control


[credit: Clarke]

Note: A cynical song about populist politics, and plastic society in general. Quite suited for the protest generation of the early 1980’s, with its happy bashing of ‘the system’, consisting of manipulative leaders and naive members of society.

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