Hey Citizen! Lyrics

ABC


album: Track 7 in album Beauty Stab
release date: 1983-11-14
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Art Rock/Pop Rock/Synth-pop
length: 3:56
producer: ABC and Gary Langan
drums: Andy Newmark
vocal: Martin Fry
arranger: Stephen Singleton, Martin Fry and Mark White
alto saxophone: Stephen Singleton
additional percussion: Luis Jardim
strings arranger: ABC and David Bedford
bass guitar: Alan Spenner
baritone saxophone & tenor saxophone: Howie Casey
assistant engineer: John Kurlander, Bob Kraushaar and Keith Nixon
additional oboe: David Theodore
guitar & piano & synthesizer: Mark White
additional recorder: Adrian Brett
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!



Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 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