Change Is Bringing Me Down



BUSKER

I've been singing to this old beat

I've been standing on these two feet

Struggling to make ends meet.


I've been searching to find my way

Working hard cause I got bills to pay

Flirting with strangers for monaaaayy


Now it's getting hotter, and hotter

Not another copper, from a shopper

And it's getting harder, harder

Why do I bother, bother, cos I need some dollar


This change is bringing me down

It's not what I'm about

I spend my whole life singing out loud

So take the words right out of my mouth

And if I have to scream and a shout

Cause this change is bringing me-


I cannot keep it quiet

It's kind of a requirement

To earning cash this way


I'll play until my string snaps

I'll sing until my voice cracks

And then I'll call it a day


Now it's getting hotter, and hotter

Not another copper, from a shopper

And it's getting harder, harder

Why do I bother, bother, cos I need some dollar


This change is bringing me down

It's not what I'm about

I spend my whole life singing out loud

So take the words right out of my mouth

And if I have to scream and a shout

Cause this change is bringing me down


So let me introduce you to a couple of my people

Living in the city means that nothing’s ever equal

She had the books, got the looks never really struggled

But that doesn’t mean that her mind is never troubled


See money doesn’t equal happiness, and though it is nice

A positive state of mind doesn’t have a price

So she’s looking for a someone who can turn her life around

She needs to keep her eyes up off the ground


Let's hear it from my rich folk (woah)

With no pain (huh)

The don't choke (ooh)

On their champagne


She’s living in the penthouse (woah)

on the top floor (huh)

with no one (aw)

to cook for


I wanna stop right there, cos she’s got something to say

never miss an opportunity for some word play

And as she gets into the lift, heading into town.


BUSINESS WOMAN

This lift is bringing me down. (Yeah)


ALL

This lift is bringing her down

This lift is bringing her down

This lift is bringing her down, down, down


BUSKER

Let’s turn the light up on the street and see who is about

Every person has a story and it’s time to seek it out

With social awareness at an all time low


ALL

Sometimes the streets are the only place to go


BUSKER

He hasn’t had it easy since he’s been sleeping rough

The weather’s unpredictable so sleeping has been tough

Could you spare a few pounds so he can afford somewhere to stay

Who know’s today could be his lucky day


Let's hear it for the homeless

They can't sleep

Got no food

Or money


The way that they get treated

it’s just not fair

cos the public

they don’t care


Let me stop you again, cos it’s time to move on

You’ll get to meet him later when I’ve finished my song

I’ve been working these streets trying to build a crowd

It isn’t easy when the council says you cannot be loud


So is there anyone out who takes pity on me?

Who wants to donate to let this poor man be free?

I’m gonna fight til the end cos you know I’m a survivor

Man, what I gotta do for someone to give me a fiver?


ALL

This change is bringing me down

It's not what I'm about

I spend my whole life singing out loud

So take the words right out of my mouth

And if I have to scream and a shout

Cause this change is bringing me down


I'm all about the notes so step right up and drop it in,

No contactless or chip and pin

I don't want no coins just want your cash

No 5p charge to take a bag


Just leave your judgement at the door Cos it's not welcome anymore Don't want your patience or your thanks If you've no cash head to the bank So step right up and drop it in, No contactless or chip and pin I don't want no coins just want your cash No 5p charge to take a bag Just leave your judgement at the door Cos it's not welcome anymore Don't want your patience or your thanks If you've no cash head to the bank This change is bringing me down It’s bringing me down Change is bringing me down down down!