The Way We Lived Then

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Caviar on the table, Champagne in the glass
We laughed and we jeered at the poor working class
We drank to their ruin, we drank to their shame
We pissed on their problems, said they were to blame
Oh the way we lived then, the way we lived then,
The way we lived then.

Jason wore braces and slicked his hair down
Ben had the number of each deb in town
I was a member of every new club
And I used my gold card to pay every sub
For the way we lived then, the way we lived then,
The way we lived then

Oh, the way we lived then
Selling Deutschmark or Yen
Never thinking of where did it come from
How long would it last us, or when
Would we all have to pay for this mad holiday
For the Porsche and the Rolls that were our only goals
Me and Jason and Ben,
Oh, the way we lived then

Jason met Sarah, a girl in P.R.
They had a white wedding all paid for by Pa
Borrowed a fortune to buy their first pad
It was two hundred K, but then prices were mad
The way we lived then, the way we lived then
The way we lived then

Jason said, three years, we'll sell and move on
Then suddenly, terribly, Maggie was gone
Ben said don't worry, she's schooled them all well
So we drank to the sending of Labour to hell
Oh, the way we lived then, the way we lived then
The way we lived then

Sarah got pregnant, then Jason got fired
Ben took a pay cut and I felt too tired
Burnt out at thirty and sacked on the day
The repo man took my red Roller away
Oh the way we lived then, the way we lived then
The way we lived then

Now there's bread on the table and beer in the glass
It's merely a set back and bad times will pass
Monopoly money means always pass go
And we'll surely pass you if you're going too slow
And live it again, the way we lived then
The way we lived then

Yes, we'll live it again
Selling Deutschmark or Yen
Only this time we'll know where it comes from
We'll know how to keep it, and then
We'll make someone else pay for our mad holiday
For the Porsche and the Rolls that are our only goals
Me and Jason and Ben
We'll live it again
The way we lived then
We'll live it again

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from Spring Again, released January 1, 1994

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