The Video Shop

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

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The local factory's been pulled down

By an overseas corporation

Now all of my brothers are looking around

For alternative occupation

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I was sitting by the telly with my brother, Kenny

When suddenly the penny dropped

While all of my brothers are sitting at home

I've got a bank loan and I've opened up my very own

Video shop

Video shop

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At the video shop

I can fly, fly you away

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Comedy and tragedy are all sitting on my shelf

And if you've got a fantasy

For a small rental fee

You can set yourself free

At my video shop

At my video shop

At the video shop

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I can fly, fly you away

At the video shop

Let me fly, fly you away

From all of the depression in you head

Caused by all the living in the red

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I've got a bootleg version of Citizen Kane

A second hand copy of Psycho

I've taped them off the telly so you shouldn't complain

And there's no guarantee you'll get your money back again

From my video shop

My video shop

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If you want to escape, I can rent you a tape

To relieve your situation

If you feel a bit low, I got a good peep show

'Cos everybody knows almost anything goes

At my video shop

At my video shop

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One fifty a day and I'll fly, fly you away

It's nothing to pay to fly far, far away

I can help you through that lonely night

I've got Technicolour, black and white

I can guide you through those empty days

Make you smile and take your blues away

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O let me fly you away

At my video shop

Fly, fly you away

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Another factory's been knocked down

But nobody ever complains

And all of my brothers are customers now

We all play video games

I can see it in the eyes of all the lonely wives

If they're bored and they feel like a change

I do sales, rentals, even a swop

And if you feel like a change, well it can all be arranged

At my video shop

At my video shop

At my video shop

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At my video shop

Let me fly, fly you away

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And everyone who walks in through that door

Has got something that they're looking for

At my video shop

At my video shop

At the video shop

I can fly, fly you away

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At the video shop

Let me fly, fly you away

Oh, at the video shop

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Oh, at the video shop

Oh, at the video shop

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