What’s New in Politics? Noel Coward – There are Bad Times Just Around The Corner

There are bad times just around the corner,

There are dark clouds hurtling through the sky,

And its no good whining

About a silver lining

For what we know from experience that they won’t

Roll by.

With a scowl and a frown

We’ll keep our peckers down,

And prepare for depression and doom and dread,

We’re going to unpack our troubles from our old kitbag,

And wait until we drop down dead.

From John O’ Groats to the Solway Firth

They’re sobbing themselves to sleep;

The shrieks and wails

In the glens and dales

Have even depressed the sheep.

Green Energy’s a source of mirth,

The future of oil is blurred,

Turbines are stilled

For lack of wind

And Solar’s a dirty word.

The fat-cat bankers tell it

Like greedy ways are gone,

But if we ask for credit,

They say, ‘Never, nix, there’s none.


Suffering and dismay.

There are bad times just around the corner,

And the outlooks’s absolutely vile;

There are Home Fires smoking

From Windermere to Woking,

And we’re not going to tighten our belts and smile, smile, smile.

At the sound of a shot

We’d just as soon as not

Take a hot-water bottle and go to bed:

We’re going to untense our muscles till they sag, sag, sag

And wait until we drop down dead.

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