National Health

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

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Nervous tension, man's invention,

Is the biggest killer that's around today

Let the tension out or it will build and build inside

And strike you down some day

Nervous tension, man's invention

Is the biggest waste of human energy

Let the tension out, or it will surely kill

And that will be a tragedy

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Valium helps you for a while

But somehow valium seems to bring me down

There's no pill I can recommend where side effects

Aren't guaranteed to send you round the bend

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You gotta let out the tension

With a little bit of exercise

Loosen up your muscles

And feel the knots in your body untie

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We oh we oh

Oh oh oh oh ah ah ah ah

Oh oh oh oh ah ah ah ah

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It sure beats quaaludes

It sure beats cocaine

Even Freud recommends it

Cos it relieves the strain

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Altogether now

Oh oh oh oh ah ah ah ah

Oh oh oh oh ah ah ah ah

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Some people say it sends you deaf

Some people say it sends you blind

Some people say it makes you old

some people say it blows your mind

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But I say

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If it's good for your health

It's good for your mind

If it keeps you together

It's really all right

We oh we oh

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Oh c'mon, kick the cat

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Oh oh oh oh it's the state of the national health

Oh oh oh oh Blame it on the national health

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Nervous tension, nervous tension, nervous tension

Nervous tension. nervous tension, nervous tension

Nervous tension, man's invention

Is the biggest killer that's around

.

Oh oh oh oh ah ah ah ah

Oh oh oh oh ah ah ah an

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Valium helps you for a while

But somehow valium seems to bring me down

There's no pill I can recommend where side effects

Aren't guaranteed to drive you round the bend

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I say I say

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Oh oh oh oh it's good for your health

Keeps you together, it's the state of the national health

Oh oh oh oh Blame it on the national health

Oh oh oh oh it's the state of the national health

Oh oh oh oh ah ah ah ah

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