Leisure lyrics

as you see, science once again robs us of our jobs
they've put a micro-chip in my place,
I hide behind screen of aggression nowadays
it's just a way of saving some face,
so now I'm permanently drunk
like the rest of the race with leisure
if you think I'm clowning I assure you
that I'm drowning here in leisure
they taught me how to work
but they can't teach me how to shirk correctly.
I spend all day and all my allowance on t.v. games amusement heaven at the flick of a switch.
instead of a lathe I busy my fingers nowadays
by scoring goals with the gentlest twitch.
I've forgotten how to use my legs to invade the pitch
leisure if you think I'm clowning
I assure you that I'm drowning here in leisure
they taught me how to work
but they can't teach me how to shirk correctly.

they had retired me 'fore I left school
(just saw no point in the standing in line)
so I spend lots of time lounging at home
(why not come in 'cos the carpet is fine)
what a waste of breath it is
searching for the jobs that don't exist.
so now I'm permanently drunk
like the rest of the race with leisure
if you think I'm clowning
I assure you that I'm drowning here in leisure
they taught me how to work
but they can't teach me how to shirk correctly.

Submitted by Guest

What do you think is the meaning of Leisure by XTC?