Times is Hard: Cuts Begin to Kick

Yesterday I was in a Lancaster pub (the ye olde-est old man pub of them all) and there was a swing jazz band playing nice sounding, foot-tapping stuff. Then they started playing this peculiar song that goes sommit like this:

There are a few verses, but the only lines that really rang out coherently were the final three:

And times is fucking hard;
So please don’t burn our shit-house down
Or we’ll all have to shit in the yard.

Well, on a day when Georgie Boy Osbourne’s been announcing “savings”, with more hardline cuts due next day (today: Independent; Guardian), they seemed remarkably apposite lyrics.

Small forms of resistance… small, but big enough to make your day.



~ by Wit on May 25, 2010.

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