Stagger down the street the other day
Socially hypothesising
About something or other
Light a cigarette
Remember where I'm going…

And I try to keep my head down
I don't want to look around
Because the world is not full of New Men
And this place is full of the other

It's hard not to be disheartened
By the glaring idiocy
Of half the people that I can see
Half are rich and half are poor
Everyone should know better

On my council estate
The men disgust me
And at my grammar school
The men disgust me
And on my council estate
There's endless prejudice
And at my grammar school
So much prejudice

And I'm floating day by day
To remember where I am
And I light another cigarette
And I keep my head down
I concentrate on the ground

This place is bathed in rain
And I'm glad because
I can keep my head down
And I don't have to look around