I was born into confusion
My mother said to me
When you become a man you'll understand
But it's still a mystery.
And if you want to get ahead
Get some decent clothes
The only way to make it
Dress the part that gets right up my nose.
And it think to myself in this river of doubt
This is something i can do without
But strangeways is what i got.
The indians are coming
I saw it on TV
They're 20,000 strong
But they always get depleted by the cavalry.
Salvation is at hand it's guaranteed
Just send a donation straight to God 1-800 toll free.
And i think to myself in this academy of fear
Where am i going what am i doing here
But strangeways is all i got.
Have you seen the headlines
3 million out of work
But that's on the 2nd page
The alien has landed
Finger in his ear
Can't hear a word i am saying
But that ain't such a bad idea.
And i think to myself in this cradle of lust
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
But strangeways is all you get.