Well, he drinks because he hates his job and he works for money to drink.
It's amazing life can move so fast when you don't stop to think.
With dreams that feel dispassionate and friends that feel inadequate.
When your family become separate and the patriarchy statuette.

London is a zoo as he is losing his keys -
On a side of the city you don't see.
His future feels obsidian and bleeds in the heat.
Shouting about The Kinks.
Trying not to the think.

When I say payday, you say drink
You say drink, you say drink, you say drink
When I say payday, you say drink
You say drink, you say drink, you say drink
When I say payday, you say drink
You say drink, you say drink, you say drink
When I say payday.
 

Well she feels 14 but she's 21, spent her whole life waiting on the rising sun.
With her hair tucked up inside a hat. Still, she can't go out now dressed like that.
When your family works for the government but you're not so buzzy about arguments
When you've got no chill to your attitude but you're still so shocked she's burning you

She's smoking hoping no one sees her being so free -
There's a side to your sister you don't see.
Sneaking out the window with a knife in her teeth -
Doing all the things you said don't do.

She's got to move!

She's got to move!

When I say payday, you say drink
You say drink, you say drink, you say drink
When I say payday, you say drink
You say drink, you say drink, you say drink
When I say payday, you say drink
You say drink, you say drink, you say drink
When I say payday, yay

She's a futurist
She's a futurist
She feels an army in her fist
God damn it, she's a futurist

She's a futurist
She's a futurist
Standing on the precipice
Sorry, Daddy
She's a futurist

 

WORDS AND MUSIC BY NIALL JAMES HOLOHAN Ⓒ BLACK MERINGUE 2017.