Better stop dreaming of the quiet life -
Cos it's the one we'll never know
And quit running for that runaway bus -
Cos those rosey days are few
And - stop apologising for the things you've never done,
Cos time is short and life is cruel -
But it's up to us to change
This town called Malice.

Rows and rows of disused milk floats
Stand dying in the dairy yard
And a hundred lonely housewives
clutch empty milk bottles to their hearts
Hanging out their old love letters on the line to dry
It's enough to make you stop believing when tears come
Fast and furious
In a town called Malice.

Struggle after struggle - year after year
The atmosphere's a fine blend of ice -
I'm almost stone cold dead
In a town called Malice.

A whole street's belief in Sunday's roast beef
Gets dashed against the Co-op
To either cut down on beer or the kids' new gear
It's a big decision in a town called malice.

The ghost of a steam train - echoes down my track
It's at the moment bound for nowhere -
Just going round and round

Playground kids and creaking swings -
Lost laughter in the breeze
I could go on for hours and I probably will -
But I'd sooner put some joy back
In this town called Malice.
.
THE JAM
.
*
.
I need love, love
To ease my mind
I need to find, find someone to call mine
But mama said
"You can't hurry love
No, you just have to wait"
She said "Love don't come easy
It's a game of give and take
You can't hurry love
No, you just have to wait
You got to trust, give it time
No matter how long it takes"

But how many heartaches
Must I stand before I find a love
To let me live again
Right now the only thing
That keeps me hangin' on
When I feel my strength, yeah
It's almost gone
I remember mama said "You can't hurry love
No, you just have to wait"
She said "Love don't come easy
It's a game of give and take"

How long must I wait
How much more can I take
Before loneliness will cause my heart
Heart to break?

No I can't bear to live my life alone
I grow impatient for a love to call my own
But when I feel that I, I can't go on
These precious words keeps me hangin' on

I remember mama said "You can't hurry love
No, you just have to wait"
She said "Love don't come easy
It's a game of give and take
You can't hurry love
No, you just have to wait"
She said "Trust, give it time
No matter how long it takes"

No, love, love, don't come easy
But I keep on waiting
Anticipating for that soft voice
To talk to me at night
For some tender arms
To hold me tight
I keep waiting
I keep on waiting
But it ain't easy
It ain't easy. . .
.
as sung by DIANA ROSS

2 comments:

Gordie said...

Two contrasting songs! sounds like you're taking your destiny in your own hands.

I, still, ♥ the views said...

*sigh*

I was thinking about band (but since you mention it, funny how lyrics come back to haunt you, en?)