I was born into confusion My mother said to me When you become a man you'll understand But it's still a mystery. And if you want to get ahead Get some decent clothes The only way to make it Dress the part that gets right up my nose.
And it think to myself in this river of doubt This is something i can do without But strangeways is what i got.
The indians are coming I saw it on TV They're 20,000 strong But they always get depleted by the cavalry. Salvation is at hand it's guaranteed Just send a donation straight to God 1-800 toll free.
And i think to myself in this academy of fear Where am i going what am i doing here But strangeways is all i got.
Have you seen the headlines Princess engaged 3 million out of work But that's on the 2nd page The alien has landed Finger in his ear Can't hear a word i am saying But that ain't such a bad idea.
And i think to myself in this cradle of lust Ashes to ashes and dust to dust But strangeways is all you get.