Low Budget

Ray Davies, released on Low Budget, © Davray Music Ltd. 1979

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Cheap is small and not too steep

But best of all cheap is cheap

Circumstance has forced my hand

To be a cut price person in a low budget land

Times are hard but we'll all survive

I just got to learn to economize

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I'm on a low budget

I'm on a low budget

I'm not cheap, you understand

I'm just a cut price person in a low budget land

Excuse my shoes they don't quite fit

They're a special offer and they hurt me a bit

Even my trousers are giving me pain

They were reduced in a sale so I shouldn't complain

They squeeze me so tight so I can't take no more

They're size 28 but I take 34

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I'm on a low budget

What did you say

I'm on a low budget

I thought you said that

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I'm on a low budget

I'm a cut price person in a low budget land

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I'm shopping at Woolworth and low discount stores

I'm dropping my standards so that I can buy more

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(Quality costs, but quality wastes,

So I'm giving up all of my expensive tastes.

Caviar and champagne are definite no's,

I'm acquiring a taste for brown ale and cod roes)

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Low budget sure keeps me on my toes

I count every penny and I watch where it goes

We're all on our uppers we're all going skint

I used to smoke cigars but now I suck polo mints

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I'm on a low budget

What did you say

Yea I'm on a low budget

I thought you said that

I'm on a low budget

I'm a cut price person in a low budget land

I'm on a low budget

Low budget

Low budget

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Art takes time, time is money

Money's scarce and that ain't funny

Millionaires are things of the past

We're in a low budget film where nothing can last

Money's rare there's none to be found

So don't think I'm tight if I don't buy a round

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I'm on a low budget

What did you say

Yes I'm on a low budget

I thought you said that

I'm on a low budget

I'm a cut price person in a low budget land

I'm on a low budget

Say it again

Low budget

One more time

Low budget

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(I look like a tramp, but don't write me off,

I'll have you all know, I was once a toff

At least my hair is all mine, my teeth are my own,

But everything else is on permanent loan.

Once all my clothes were made by hand,

Now I'm a cut price person in a low budget land.

I'm on a low budget

I'll have you all know

We're on a low budget

I'm on a low budget)

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