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The Specials (sometimes called The Special AKA ) are an English 2 Tone ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry, England. Their music combines a "danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude", and had a "more focused and informed political and social stance" than other ska groups. The band wore mod-style "1960s period rude boy outfits (pork pie hats, tonic and mohair suits, and loafers)." In 1980, the song "Too Much Too Young", the lead track on their The Special AKA Live! EP, reached number one in the UK. In 1981, the unemployment-themed single "Ghost Town" also hit number one in the UK Singles Chart. After seven consecutive UK Top 10 singles between 1979 and 1981, the band broke up. Their 1983 song "Free Nelson Mandela" was a No. 9 U… more »


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You're working at your leisure to learn the things you'll need 
The promises you make tomorrow will carry no guarantee 
I've seen your qualifications, you've got a Ph.D. 
I've got one art O level, it did nothing for me 

Working for the rat race 
You know you're wasting your time 
Working for the rat race 
You're no friend of mine 

You plan your conversation to impress the college bar 
Just talking about your Mother and Daddy's Jaguar 
Wear your political T-shirt and sacred college scarf 
Discussing the worlds situation but just for a laugh 

You'll be working for the rat race 
You know you're wasting your time 
Working for the rat race 
You're no friend of mine 

Working for the rat race 
You know you're wasting your time 
Working for the rat race 
You're no friend of mine 

Just working at your leisure to learn the things you don't need 
The promises you make tomorrow will carry no guarantee 
I've seen your qualifications, you've got a Ph.D. 
I've got one art O level, it did nothing for me 

Working for the rat race 
You know you're wasting your time 
You're working for the rat race 
You're no friend of mine

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Written by: LEE BRILLEAUX, JOHNNY GUITAR

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