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When The World Is Running Down

This song is by The British Link and appears on the compilation Reggatta Mondatta II: A Reggae Tribute to The Police (1998).

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When The World Is Running Down
When the world is running down
It's a worldwide thing, believe that
When the world is running down
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What's the matter, what's the matter, what's the matter, kid
What's the bust, what's the bust, what's the bust
What's the matter, what's the matter, what's the matter, son
What's the bust, what's the bust, what's the bust

Not no one ... a brand new Lexus
I fit ee no de change a de most
Put me down for mine de envious

So we have to provide for the children
Wash their clothes and feed them
...
...

What's the matter, what's the matter, what's the matter, kid
What's the bust, what's the bust, what's the bust
What's the matter, what's the matter, what's the matter, son
What's the bust, what's the bust, what's the bust

When the world is running down
You make the best of what's still around
When the world is running down
You make the best of what's still around

I'm not complaining, at least I've got something
Some people in this big world have a lot of things
Some people are homeless, people are starving
Just look in the ... such a delight
'Cause if you have something, it's better than nothing
I don't understand the life you are living
I don't know the meaning, it's so annoying
Some people have money but they don't have no feelings
Give that to my mother, give that to my father
Give that to my brother, my sister, my neighbor
Give that to my daughter 'cause she has a future
Me have to give guns with a suit and bolger
I'm not complaining, at least I've got something
...
Some people have nothing, some of them homeless
Some them starving, starving, starving

When the world is running down
You make the best of what's still around
When the world is running down
You make the best of what's still around

Yo, it's me baby, uh-huh, I'm coming back
Can if you wanna know me when my pocket was black
Mama, I love the way you act
Can if ya know the dj when you scream in the back

What's the matter, what's the matter, what's the matter, kid
What's the bust, what's the bust, what's the bust
What's the matter, what's the matter, what's the matter, son
What's the bust, what's the bust, what's the bust

Might not be rich, but we not poor
Sleeping in a bed, now we must sleep on the floor
...sudden people at the door
...sudden people feeling insecure
...one we must get more
I kick down every barrier
I kick down every door
What are we a fix, we a fix our door
...and the problem need a cure

When the world is running down
You make the best of what's still around
When the world is running down
You make the best of what's still around

What's the matter, what's the matter, what's the matter, kid
What's the bust, what's the bust, what's the bust
What's the matter, what's the matter, what's the matter, son
What's the bust, what's the bust, what's the bust

When the world is running down
You make the best of what's still around
When the world is running down
You make the best of what's still around

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Sting