One in Ten

UB40

credits


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jim Brown, Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan, Brian Travers, Michael Virtue, Terrence Oswald Wilson, Darren Partington, Andrew Edward Barker, Graham Vernon Massey
album: Track in album Present Arms
release date: 1981-5-29
popularity : 20 users have visited this page.
genres: Reggae
styles: Reggae/Dub
length: 4:33
producer: UB40 and Ray “Pablo” Falconer
writer: Michael Virtue, Terence Wilson, Brian Travers, Norman Hassan, Earl Falconer, Jim Brown, Robin Campbell, Ali Campbell

Album Information

label: DEP International
country(area): United Kingdom
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

UB40 Present Arms cover art

Lyrics

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[Chorus]
A number on a list
Even though I don't exist
Even though I'm always there
Of a world that doesn't care

Malnutrition dulls my hair
With an underprivileged stare
Will no-one spare a dime?
'Cause no-one spared the time
[Chorus]
I am the one in ten,
I'm the murderer and the victim
I'm a sad and bruised old lady
I'm a middle aged businessman
I'm another teenage suicide



A refugee without a home
I'm a Pensioner alone
Covering the earth
I'm an accident of birth.
[Chorus]
I am the one in ten[Chorus]
A number on a list
Even though I don't exist
Even though I'm always there
Of a world that doesn't care

Malnutrition dulls my hair
With an underprivileged stare
Will no-one spare a dime?
'Cause no-one spared the time
[Chorus]
I am the one in ten,
I'm the murderer and the victim
I'm a sad and bruised old lady
I'm a middle aged businessman
I'm another teenage suicide



A refugee without a home
I'm a Pensioner alone
Covering the earth
I'm an accident of birth.
[Chorus]
I am the one in ten

Video

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Present Arms
  • 2 Sardonicus
  • 3 Don’t Let It Pass You By
  • 4 Wild Cat
  • 5 One in Ten
  • 6 Don’t Slow Down
  • 7 Silent Witness
  • 8 Lambs Bread
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Don’t Walk on the Grass
  • 2 Dr. X