Who Sang Wake Up? The Newtown Neurotics

The Newtown Neurotics Beggars Can Be Choosers cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1983
length: 5:30
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Lyrics
Wake Up.
It all begins at school
when they tell you you're useless
and the jobs you get offered
makes the matter conclusive
for years and years they've been telling you lies
your full potential's never been realised
and then you slip into the attitude of
I make a mess of everything I try to do

Chorus:

Don't sit around; you've got to wake up and live
Don't p___ around; you've got to wake up and live.
You religiously say it's not worth trying
but Christ almighty, do you need enlightening!
I'm not talking about a type of career
I'm talking about just enjoying being here
make the most of your life everyday
and every opportunity that comes your way.

Chorus:
They've got you exactly where they want you to be
shackled in feelings of in-a-a-adequacy
It's no fun to hide your feelings inside
feelings you cant understand or describe
It affects everything that you do
apathy is slowly killing you.

Chorus:
What have you done?-yes I'm talking to you
what have you achieved?
does this question disquieten you
like it still does me, like it still does me
you don't own an ounce of self respect
you don't own an ounce of self respect
so you're treated like no-one
what did you really expect?
Well I'm talking to you, I'm talking to you.

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Wake Up
  • 2 The Mess
  • 3 Get Up and Fight
  • 4 No Respect
  • 5 Agony
  • 6 Newtown People
  • 7 Does Anyone Know Where the March Is?
  • 8 Life in Their Hands
  • 9 My Death
  • 10 Living With Unemployment

  • Release information
    label: Razor Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin