With Everything To Lose Lyrics

The Style Council


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Paul John Weller, Steven Douglas White
album: Track 12 in album Our Favourite Shop
release date: 1985-6-1
popularity : 123 users have visited this page.
length: 3:45

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From the playground to the wasteground
Hope ends at 17 -
Sweeping floors and filling shelves
Forced into government schemes -
11 years spent to dig out ditches,
Forget your schoolday dreams -
Guarantees and lie-filled speeches,
But nothings what it seems -
Qualified and patronised and with everything to lose.
No choice or chance for the future
The rich enjoy less tax -
Dress the girls in pretty pink
The shit goes to the blacks
A generation’s heart torn out
And covered up the facts
The only thing they’ll understand
Is a wall against their backs
The only hope now left for those - with everything to lose.

In desperation empty eyes,
Signed up and thrown away -
There’s drugs replacing dignity,
The short sharp shock repaid -
There’ll be no money if you dare to question
Working the tory way -
The truth is up there carved in stone,
Where 21 dead now lay -
A family’s loss for a few pounds saved -
With everything to lose.

Track Listing

  • 1 Homebreakers
  • 2 All Gone Away
  • 3 Come to Milton Keynes
  • 4 Internationalists
  • 5 Stone's Throw Away
  • 6 The Stand Up Comic's Instructions
  • 7 Boy Who Cried Wolf
  • 8 A Man of Great Promise
  • 9 Down in the Seine
  • 10 The Lodgers
  • 11 Luck
  • 12 With Everything to Lose
  • 13 Our Favourite Shop
  • 14 Walls Come Tumbling Down
  • 15 Shout to the Top