Hey Citizen! Lyrics

ABC


album: Track 10 in album Beauty Stab
release date: 1983
popularity : 18 users have visited this page.
length: 3:56
arranger: Stephen Singleton, Martin Fry, Mark White
assistant engineer: Bob Kraushaar, Keith Nixon, John Kurlander
baritone saxophone: Howie Casey
drums: Andy Newmark
alto saxophone: Stephen Singleton
guitar: Mark White
additional instrument: Adrian Brett, Luis Jardim, David Theodore
recorder: Adrian Brett
percussion: Luis Jardim
bass guitar: Alan Spenner
tenor saxophone: Howie Casey
oboe: David Theodore
synthesizer: Mark White
piano: Mark White
strings arranger: David Bedford, ABC
producer: Gary Langan, ABC
vocal: Martin Fry
composer: Martin Fry, Mark White, Stephen Singleton
lyricist: Martin Fry, Mark White, Stephen Singleton

Here they come,

Slumming their way outta the jacuzzi,

Well, I’ve lived in a slum, sugar plum,

Hit and run

And it did not amuse me

There they go,

Moving around on the radio,

Well I’ve been on that show,

Reap and sow, feed and grow

And it did not amuse me



Hey citizen! hey american!

Hey russian! hey citizen!



Beauty stab,

When the good things in life

Have all grown bad,

The cat’s out the bag

Smash and grab, burn the flag

And didn’t it fool me throw it out,

It’s not worth the paper it’s written on

No ifs and buts,

Spending cuts, cheaper smut,

They say they could use me



All through summer,

There’s no glamour in the slammer,

No glamour in the slammer,

Until you make a run

All through summer, the splendours

Pretty slender

The splendours pretty slender

Until you make a run



Here they come,

Slumming their way out of the jacuzzi,

Well I’ve lived in a slum, sugar plum,

Hit and run and it did not amuse me

There they go,

Grooving around on the radio

Well I’ve been on that show, reap and sow

Feed and grow, and it didn’t amuse me



Hey villager! hey citizen!

Hey countryman! hey, now listen!

Hey chinaman! hey european!

Hey russian! hey american!

Hey cowboy! hey indian!

Hey anyway! hey, hey, hey citizen!

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Track Listing

  • 1 That Was Then but This Is Now
  • 2 Love's a Dangerous Language
  • 3 If I Ever Thought You'd Be Lonely
  • 4 The Power of Persuasion
  • 5 Beauty Stab
  • 6 By Default by Design
  • 7 Hey Citizen!
  • 8 King Money
  • 9 Bite the Hand
  • 10 Unzip
  • 11 S.O.S.
  • 12 United Kingdom