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  1. Bricks & Dust

From the recording Bricks & Dust

Lyrics

BRICKS & DUST

Wanna build my home beside a beautiful lake
With a dainty little lawn and a white painted five-bar gate
The mornin’ sun streaming through the trees
And the sound of silence driftin’ on the breeze

Wanna build my home in a green and pleasant land
Gonna flood the moat make it my last stand
Pull the drawbridge up and let no riffraff in
Gonna fly my flag from the highest point within

But all I’ve got’s this pile of bricks and dust
I’m shackled and drawn tryin’ to earn a crust
My dreams all lost to cheatin’ lies mistrust
And all I’ve got’s this pile of bricks and dust

There’s a big pile of dough sittin’ in a banker’s vault
There’s a short term fix for a long standin’ fault
A stickin’ plaster to mend your broken leg
And MRSA waitin’ in your hospital bed

And all I’ve got’s this pile of bricks and dust
I’m shackled and drawn tryin’ to earn a crust
My dreams all lost to cheatin’ lies mistrust
And all that’s left’s this pile of bricks and dust

There’s a war still raging that we can never win
There’s a war each night on our TV screens
A legacy from Ol’ MacDonald of olympic size
And the laziest arse still takes the biggest prize

And all I’ve got’s this pile of bricks and dust
I’m shackled and drawn tryin’ to earn a crust
My dreams all lost to cheatin’ lies mistrust
And all that’s left’s this pile of bricks and dust

Well there’s berks and jerks and cowboys at the gate
Lady luck sold-out left my chance to fate
All smiling faces but not one you can trust
And all that’s left’s a pile of bricks and dust

Yes all that’s left’s a pile of bricks and dust
I’m shackled and drawn tryin’ to earn a crust
Dreams all lost to cheatin’ lies mistrust
And all that’s left’s this pile of bricks and dust
All that’s left’s a pile of bricks and dust
All that’s left’s this pile of bricks and dust