ow warning lights are flashing down in quality control.
Somebody threw a spanner and they threw him in the hole.
there's rumours in the loading bay and anger in the town.
somebody blew the whistle and the walls came down.
There's a m D
eeting in the boardroom, they're trying to trace the smell,
there's a l A
eaking in the washroom, there's a sneak in P D
omewhere in a corridor someone was heard to sneeze.
oodness me, goodness me, Industrial Disease !
he caretaker was crucified for sleeping at his post,
They're refusing to be pacified it's him they blame the most.
The watchdog's got rabies, the foreman's got the fleas,
And everyone's concerned about Industrial Disease.
There's p D
anic on the switchboard, tongues are tied in knots.
Some c A
ome out in sympathy some come out in spots,
ome blame the management some the employees.
nd everypone knows it's the industrial disease
he workforce is disgusted, downs tools and walks.
Innoncence is injured; experience just talks.
Everyone seeks damages and everyone agrees
That these are "classic symptoms of a monetary squeeeze".
On I D
TV and BBC they talk about the curse.
sphy is useless, theology is worse,
istory boils over, there's an economics freeze;
ociologists invent words that mean "Industrial Disease"
octor Parkinson declared "I'm not surprised to see you here.
You've got smoker's cough from smoking, brewer's droop from drinking beer.
I don't know how you came to get the Bette Davis knees,
but worst of all young man you've got Industrial Disease"
He w D
rote me a prescription, he said "You are depressed,
but I A
'm glad you came to see me to get this off your chest.
ome back and see me later -- next patient please !
end in another victim of Industrial Disease."
go down to Speaker's Corner. I'm thunderstruck !
They got free speech, tourists, police in trucks.
Two men say they're Jesus -- one of them must be wrong.
There's a protest singer singing a protest song -- he says
"They w D
anna have a war so they can keep us on our knees.
They w A
anna have a war so they can keep their factories.
hey wanna have a war to stop us buying Japanese.
hey wanna have a war to stop Industrial Disease !
hey're pointing out the enemy to keep you deaf and blind.
They wanna sap your energy, incarcerate your mind.
They give you Rule Britannia, gassy beer, page three,
two weeks in Espana and Sunday striptease."
hile the first Jesus says "I'd cure it soon,
olish monday mornings and friday afternoons."
he other one's out on hunger strike he's dying by degrees.
ow come Jesus gets Industrial Disease ?