Things Ain't Like They Used To Be

Things Ain't Like They Used To Be

UB40

[Chorus]
Are you wondering why
No one talks any more
And all you hear
Is the cry for war
Are you wondering if
There are people who
Hurt inside the same as you

There are grey-faced men always telling me
Things ain't like they used to be
You kids have got no self respect
Wake up old man to your neglect
It's dog eat dog
It's hand to mouth
It's east and west
It's north and south
Just like you drummed it into me
Things ain't like they used to be

I'll tell you why I can't afford
To hang my hopes upon your word
And when I'm done, I'll join the queue
And take my chance, no thanks to you
It's in or out
It's stop and go
It isn't what
It's who you know
I've heard you, now can you hear me
Things ain't like they used to be

Ancient rules for ancient men
But this is now and that was then
Don't lay your heavy hand on me
And sink me in your poison sea
It's us and them
It's me and you
It's guessing games
It's what to do
Exactly like you said to me
Things ain't like they used to be

[Chorus]

Are you wondering why
No one talks any more
And all you hear
Is the cry for war
Are you wondering if
There are people who
Hurt inside the same as you

Written by BROWN, JIM / CAMPBELL, ALI / CAMPBELL, ROBIN / FALCONER, EARL / HASSAN, NORMAN / TRAVERS, BRIAN / VIRTUE, MICHAEL / WILSON, TERRENCE OSWALD
Published by Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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