They don't need it.

from Punk Uncle by The Antipoet

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"kicking off with the Range Rover on the half-mile school run, this is a wide ranging attack on conspicuous consumption in the age of late capitalism. “They say I’ve a sanctimonious philosophy / and they won’t heed it“: no mate, it’s a problem. More strong lines for audience participation."



She drives a Range Rover to take the kids to school:
 she doesn't need it!
It costs a bomb to tax and to insure
and even more t'feed it.

 She doesn't need it! X 4

He's got a fifty inch telly with a 3D screen:
 he doesn't need it!
It'll be his pride'n joy until they take that toy and supersede it.
 He doesn't need it! X 4

They've got more than enough
and so they spend it all on stuff:
they've got t'keep up
with The Joneses.
They've far more than they need,
but it's a fashionable greed;
they've got t'have it all for their ownses...

She's got an I-phone ten;
it cost a thousand pounds:
 she doesn't need it!
Because she's only five,
but her parents won't deprive
cash: they bleed it.
 She doesn't need it! X 4

he's got a Rolex watch, it's made of solid gold,
 he doesn't need it!
It tells time like it oughta,
neither heat nor cold nor water
will impede it.
 (But) he doesn't need it!

They feel they must acquire
more than they really require;
they've got t'keep up with The Joneses.
They'll say they have a thirst;
they put their own interests first;
they want to have it all for their ownses...

They don't need it.
 (they don't; nobody does)
They don't need it.
 They don't need it.
(they don't; no-one really does)

(They say) I've a sanctimonious philosophy
and they won't heed it...


from Punk Uncle, released July 22, 2019
Words and Music by The Antipoet. Other instrumentation by Mark Gordon


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