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​Idiot Child

This song is by Madness and appears on the album The Liberty Of Norton Folgate (2009).

Although he had a past history
The mischief has soon passed
A spunky little kid from North West Five
Longed for the mystery to last

Free as the wind
Wild as a march hare
With oh so much to learn
Careful that you don't get burned

The boy who wouldn't grow up
Chasing his own tail
The boy who couldn't grow up
An outing on bail

Oh idiot child
Clutching to life
Always made to grow up
Always told to shut up
Idiot child
Clutching to life

Always destined to fail
Always ending up in jail

Lo and behold the gherkin men with their military stance did shout
Mark my words Mrs Hutchinson
We'll sort this laddie out
The parent teachers association secretly fixed a date
A giant swoop is authorised to sign and seal his fate
Oh sent away for a year and a day
He was taken so orderly
And drilled into his delicate shell
To behave, normally

Oh idiot child
Clutching to life
(Clutching to life)
The boy who never grew up
Always told to shut up
Idiot child
Clutching onto life
(Clutching to life)
Always destined to fail
Always ending up in jail

Some things are so predictable ain't they
Some things just never change, look around
Most animals, are trained at an early age
But some of us just never lay down

Idiot child
Just clutching to life
The boy who never grew up
Always made to shut up
Idiot child
Clutching to life
(Clutching to life)

Always destined to fail
Always ending up in jail

Idiot child
Clutching to life
(Clutching to life)
The boy who never grew up
Always told to shut up
Idiot child
Clutching onto life
(Clutching to life)

Always destined to fail
Always ending up in jail

Always destined to fail
Always winding up in jail

Always ending up in jail
Always destined to fail.