Killing Time

Ray Davies, released on Think Visual, © Davray Music Ltd. 1986

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Everybody's going somewhere

See how they stand in line

All complaining their lives are unfair

Too bad for them, too bad for mine

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(It's the killing time) From now till then

(Killing time), Not knowing when

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They're watching me, I'm watching them

Standing by the empty mine

(Killing time)

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It's a killing time

I know it well

Killing time

Until the bell

Too late to change, too soon to tell

And in between, the killing time

(Killing time) Giving me hell

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Up above the stars still shine

Through the poverty and grime

Of the empty streets below

Killing time, nowhere to go

(Killing time)

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Tell me, brother what's the plan?

Will I be a working man?

And occupy my idle mind

Or kill the time I knew so well

(Killing time) Giving me hell

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Still I can smile at what I see

Soap operas full of vanity

So much wealth and property

Side by side with petty crime

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Is that all life's meant to be?

Commercials full of luxuries

A man has one, a cat has nine

And in between it's killing time

(Killing time)

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It's a killing time

I know it well

Too late to change

Too soon to tell

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Still I can smile at what I find

Waiting round and killing time

Bite the bullet

Help me through it

These lunatics will take my mind

Why can't life be more sublime

Than all of this waste and killing time

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Killing time

I know it well

It's the killing time

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