Playground

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XTC was a New Wave band from Swindon, England, active between 1977 and 2005. The band enjoyed some chart success, including the UK and Canadian hits "Making Plans for Nigel" (1979) and "Senses Working Overtime" (1982), but are perhaps even better known for their long-standing critical (rather than … more »

I climb up, spending daylight 
Slide down drunken on the other side 
Some sweet girl, playing my wife, 
Runs off with a boy whose bike she'll ride 

Playground (it's a playground) 
Marked by the masters and bruised by the bullies in the 
Playground (it's a playground) 
Never stop rehearsing, rehearsing for the big square world 

Bells will ring, door flings open 
Hare and greyhound in the old kiss chase 
You've been caught, game has ended 
Smack on kisser from her slap on face 

Playground (it's a playground) 
We're marked by the masters and bruised by the bullies in the 
Playground (it's a playground) 
Never stop rehearsing, rehearsing for the big square world 

Watch the leaves all tear away (one by one) 
Leaving you but lined like an exercise book 
What did your report once say (know the one) 
This boy must try harder to please 
From down on his knees 

Playground, playground, playground, playground, playground, 
Playground, playground, playground 

Brain gets bent, heart gets broken 
You can't jump off once the page is turned 
School is out but never over 
That's the only lesson you can learn 

Playground (it's a playground) 
We're marked by the masters and bruised by the bullies in the 
Playground (it's a playground) 
Never stop rehearsing, rehearsing for the big square 

Playground (it's a playground) 
Go for the high jump if you let 'em push you in the 
Playground (it's a playground) 
There's no escaping, escaping from their big square world 

You may leave school, but it never leaves you

Written by: ANDY PARTRIDGE

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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