The Irony of It All

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Hello, Hello. My names Terry and I'm a law abider 
There's nothing I like more than getting fired up on beer 
And when the weekends here I to exercise my right to get paralytic and fight 
Good bloke fairly 
But I get well leery when geezers look at me funny 
Bounce 'em round like bunnies 
I'm likely to cause mischief 
Good clean grief you must believe and I ain't no thief. 
Law abiding and all, all legal. 
And who cares about my liver when it feels good 
What you need is some real manhood. 
Rasher Rasher Barney and Kasha putting peoples backs up. 
Public disorder, I'll give you public disorder. 
I down eight pints and run all over the place 
Spit in the face of an officer 
See if that bothers you cause I never broke a law in my life 
Someday I'm gonna settle down with a wife 
Come on lads lets have another fight 

Eh hello. My names Tim and I'm a criminal, 
In the eyes of society I need to be in jail 
For the choice of herbs I inhale. 
This ain't no wholesale operation 
Just a few eighths and some Playstations my's vocation 
I pose a threat to the nation 
And down the station the police hold no patients 
Let's talk space and time 
I like to get deep sometimes and think about Einstein 
And Carl Young And old Kung Fu movies I like to see 
Pass the hydrator please 
Yeah I'm floating on thin air. 
Going to Amsterdam in the New Year - top gear there 
'Cause I taker pride in my hobby 
Home made bongs using my engineering degree 
Dear Leaders, please legalize weed for these reasons. 

Like I was saying to him. 
I told him: "Top with me and you won't leave." 
So I smacked him in the head and downed another Carling 
Bada Bada Bing for the lad's night. 
Mad fight, his face's a sad sight. 
Vodka and Snake Bite. 
Going on like a right geez, he's a twat, 
Shouldn't have looked at me like that. 
Anyway I'm an upstanding citizen 
If a war came along I'd be on the front line with em. 
Can't stand crime either them hooligans on heroin. 
Drugs and criminals those thugs on the penny colored will be the downfall of society 
I've got all the anger pent up inside of me. 

You know I don't see why I should be the criminal 
How can something with no recorded fatalities be illegal 
And how many deaths are there per year from alcohol 
I just completed Gran Tourismo on the hardest setting 
We pose no threat on my settee 
Ooh the pizza's here will someone let him in please 
"We didn't order chicken, Not a problem we'll pick it out 
I doubt they meant to mess us about 
After all we're all adults not louts." 
As I was saying, we're friendly peaceful people 
We're not the ones out there causing trouble. 
We just sit in this hazy bubble with our quarters 
Discussing how beautiful Gail Porter is. 
MTV, BBC Two, Channel Four is on until six in the morning. 
Then at six in the morning the sun dawns and it's my bedtime. 

Causing trouble, your stinking rabble 
Boys saying I'm the lad who's spoiling it 
You're on drugs it really bugs me when people try and tell me I'm a thug 
Just for getting drunk 
I like getting drunk 
'Cause I'm an upstanding citizen 
If a war came along I'd be on the front line with 'em. 

Now Terry you're repeating yourself 
But that's okay drunk people can't help that. 
A chemical reaction inside your brain causes you to forget what you're saying. 

What. I know exactly what I'm saying 
I'm perfectly sane 
You stinking student lameo 
Go get a job and stop robbing us of our taxes. 

Err, well actually according to research 
Government funding for further education pales in insignificance 
When compared to how much they spend on repairing 
Leery drunk people at the weekend 
In casualty wards all over the land. 

Why you cheeky little swine come here 
I'm gonna batter you. Come here.

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