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Common People

This song is by William Shatner, features Joe Jackson and appears on the album Has Been (2004).

This song is a cover of "Common People" by Pulp.
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Common People
She came from Greece, she had 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 a rum and Coca-Cola."
She said, "Fine." and 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, "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, "Oh, you're so funny."
I said, "Yeah?
Well, I can't see anyone else smiling in here."

Are you sure you want to live like common people?
You want to see whatever common people see?
You want to sleep with common people?
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 a shop
Cut your hair and get a job
Smoke some fags and play some pool
Pretend you never went to school

But still you'll never get it right
When you're lying 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 life slide out of view
And dance and drink and screw
'Cause there's nothing else to do

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

Like a dog lying in a corner
They'll bite you and never warn you, look out
They'll tear your insides out
'Cause everybody hates a tourist

'Cause everybody hates a tourist
Especially one who thinks it's all such a laugh
Yeah, and the chip stains' 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're amazed that they exist
And they burn so bright
While you can only wonder why

Rent a flat above a shop
Cut your hair and get a job
Smoke some fags and play some pool
Pretend you never went to school

But still, you'll never get it right
'Cause when you're lying 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 life slide out of view
And dance and drink and screw
'Cause there's nothing else to do

I want to sleep with common people like you
I want to sleep with common people like you
I want to sleep with common people like you

Music by:

Nick Banks Wikipedia16 / Jarvis Cocker / Candida Doyle Wikipedia16 / Steve Mackey Wikipedia16 / Rossell Senior Wikipedia16

Lyrics by:

Jarvis Cocker

Produced by:

Ben Folds

Featured artists:

Joe Jackson

annotations:

St Martin's College Wikipedia16 / Coca-Cola Wikipedia16

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