Time Is Tight

I donít wanna go down to the beach
To see the tide going out
I donít wanna go into the city
To see people getting shot
I donít wanna go to the railway station
To get on a Southbound train
I donít wanna go to the hospital
To buy myself a new brain

Cos time is tight
Time is tight
Gotta make sure I use my time right

I donít wanna go down the backstreets
To hide in the dustbins down there
I donít wanna go to the chemistís shop
To get another shot of fear
I donít wanna go to the dancehall
To see a band that wonít turn up
I donít wanna go to the tea shop
To see faces in my cup

Cos time is tight etc.

I donít wanna go to the studio
To play my guitar loud
I donít wanna go to the market place
And be another face in the crowd
I donít wanna go to a restaurant
To buy myself a plate of beans
I donít wanna go to university
To find out what life means

Cos time is tight etc.

I donít wanna go to the telephone box
To call up someone I donít know
I donít wanna go to the concert hall
And let someone pogo on my toe
I donít wanna go to the post office
To waste money on a first class stamp
I donít wanna go to the countryside
Where the woods are cold and damp

Cos time is tight etc.

I donít wanna go out riding in my car
In case I crash into a wall
In fact I donít wanna get out of bed
And face the day at all