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​Why Compromise?

This song is by Buzzcocks and appears on the album Modern (1999).

I'm not pretending so don't ask why
Your time is coming and that's no lie
You're the exception that proves the rule
From where I'm standing you're nobody's fool

I've been a bad boy so do what you please
Talking of pleasure speak in Japanese
There's no good or evil only different degrees
Hope springs eternal when you're down on your knees

You read the papers I watch TV
I'm tired of living in history
You've had your pleasure now here comes the pain
As sure as sunshine follows the rain

Under my direction let me see you blaspheme
Looking for a traitor if you know what I mean
Overnight sensations just fade away
Nothing lasts forever I don't care what you say

Immaculate conception here's a word to the wise
If there's no opposition why compromise
There's no good or evil only different degrees
Hope springs eternal when you're down on your knees
Let's put our hands together and deal a pack of lies
We won't live forever why compromise