Pulp
Common People

She came from Greece
she had a thirst
for knowledge
She studied sculpture at Saint Martin’s College
That’s where I caught her eye
She told me that her Dad was loaded
I said "In that case I’ll have a rum and coca-cola"
She said "Fine"
And in thirty seconds time she said

I want to
live like
common people
I want to
do whatever
common people do
I want to
sleep with
common people
I want to
sleep with
common people
Like you

But she didn’t
understand
She just smiled and
held my hand
Rent a flat above
a shop
Cut your hair and
get a job
Smoke some fags and
play some pool
Pretend you never
went to school
But still you’ll
never get it right
‘Cause when you’re
laid in bed
at night
Watching roaches
climb the wall
If you called
your Dad he could
stop it all

You’ll never
live like
common people
You’ll never do
whatever
common people do
You’ll never
fail like
common people
You’ll never
watch your life
slide out of view
And dance
and drink
and screw
Because there’s
nothing else
to do

I want to live
with common people
like you