No One Listen

Ray Davies, released on Working Man's Café (solo) © Davray Music Ltd. 2007

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Why is it difficult to get things done

In the age of computers and communication

The powers that be say they can't keep a hold

Of a world that is escalating out of control

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Out on the street there's a war going on

And everything's going wild

But a bureaucrat says we've lost your file

So we'll put you on hold for a while

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Hey man, call the D.A., call the National Guard, call the president

Call anyone in the land of the free

'Cos they ain't gonna listen to me

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Call the P.D., the emergency 'vacuation

The Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan

And they ain't gonna listen to me

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The voice on the 'phone says we'll get right back

But they say all the computers are down

And the chief prosecutor had to go out of town

No one listen, nobody listens, no one listens to me

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Now we've got you in the system

Somebody's gonna get back to you

Then in a few more years we'll give your case a review

No one listen, nobody listens, they ain't gonna listen to me

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Hey man, call the Government

Write to City Hall, United Nations

Tell the preacher at the missionary

'Cos they ain't gonna listen to me

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Blame the hurricane, blame the drug trade, the economy

Blame the ghettos in the land of the free

'Cos they ain't gonna listen to me

They ain't gonna listen to me

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Everybody knows it's a cryin' shame

How the little guy gets kicked around

Everybody I talk to agrees that if you wanna get heard it's connections that count.

I was minding my business when a bad situation occurred, shock, horror and fear

Now the outcome is still unclear

Hey man, I am the innocent party here

They ain't gonna listen to me

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Tell the National Guard

Tell the talk show on the TV

Tell the winos in the old man bar

'Cos they ain't gonna listen to me

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Now I'm stuck here in their system

They ain't gonna listen, nobody listens,

They ain't gonna listen to me

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