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Manic Street Preachers A Design For Life Lyrics

Last updated: 10/20/2012 01:40:44 PM

Libraries gave us power
Then work came and made us free
What price now for a shallow piece of dignity

I wish I had a bottle
Right here in my dirty face to wear the scars
To show from where I came

We don't talk about love we only want to get drunk
And we are not allowed to spend
As we are told that this is the end

A design for life
A design for life
A design for life
A design for life

I wish I had a bottle
Right here in my pretty face to wear the scars
To show from where I came

We don't talk about love we only want to get drunk
And we are not allowed to spend
As we are told that this is the end

A design for life
A design for life
A design for life
A design for life

We don't talk about love we only want to get drunk
And we are not allowed to spend
As we are told that this is the end

A design for life
A design for life
A design for life
A design for...


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Ironic | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/20/12

How ironic libraries are shutting down the working class had it good for a while and now its being taken back from us.
We might as well go and get drunk
Great song great band
God bless

Deacon | Reviewer: Deacon | 1/6/10

This song is about the development of western society and how it reflects our current situation with the market economy, the false sense of control we have and how our lives turn out pretty much the same no matter what we try...

the working class | Reviewer: Hardy | 11/25/08

I agree that the song is somewhat tragic. I think it describes how the working class is. How frustrating it is for not being the upper classes.
I love how they put "libraries gave us power, then work came and made us free", to me, it seems to reflect how you studied hard, got your job, but it's not really enough. This is one of the Manics greatest.

Review | Reviewer: Alex | 12/16/04

The song itself is so tragic. Basically these people have given up on any chance on making something of their lives, so they just get drunk and think about what could have been. But the music is really lovely. Enough strings to be really effective, but they don't go overboard. A personal favorite.