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Thread #6183   Message #35690
Posted By: Barry Finn
22-Aug-98 - 11:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Androids (Ewan MacColl)
Subject: Missing Lyr. to MacColl/Seeger's Androids?
Almost 20yrs ago I got a song from Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger, can anyone fill in some of the words I can't make out. I'll post what I have.


Has it ever crossed your mind to ask yourself my Mrs T talks funny
Have you ever paused to wonder why the lady's so obsessed with saving cash
Why she hates the working classes more with every day that passes, will she one day up & vanish in a flash

If you have then I will ask you to forgive her
She's only lately come to us from outer space
She's a poor depribed commuter who was built by a computer
She's an android a stranger to the human race

Has your nervous system never been upset by Mrs Thacher's marshall posture
Have you listen to her laying down the law & nodding scared out of your skin
And (her?) (rattle?) in her (saying?) are scaring all our friends & neighbors
She's impatient for the next war to begin

If you haven't show a little understanding
The way that she was programed it was really grim
She was built to man a toll shack in a region called the (coal sack) on the very farthest edge of the galatic rim

Have you ever had occasion to suspect when watching her speak on the teley
Have noticed the occasional wild look & sudden glazing of the eyes
She looks spooked from (....?) (....?) funky yes & lovely like a junkie
As the stuff begins to send one up (the spine?)

If you haven't do not give way unto panic
She doesn't mean to (spare?) you it is just a game
Just remember what you're seeing's not a normal human being
Though I grant you that it rather looks the same

If you're under the impression that our baby faced Lord Chancelor is a (terror?)
Oh but (Hazeltine?) (apprentice?) both belong to homo sapiens you will see
And you suffer from delusions if you think Sir (Keith?) is human
Or behind those bulging pop eyes lurks a brain

They are exiles from a far galatic cluster
They malfunctioned & were thrown out in disgrace
They are made of wire & (things?) & little wheels & bits of string
They are androids, strangers to the human race

Someone asked me about any MacColl/Seeger songs making protest towards the Brittish goverment, & I don't want to give them this incompleted, Thanks to any & all. Barry