E A F#m B In the town where I was born lived a man who went to work E A E A And he told us of his life building spaceships on forty pounds a week. E A E A And he'd take us all for rides, and we'd do some serious drugs in E A E A On board the Enterprise Allowance we could do whatever we liked. E A And we could go to a Meadowlark Lemon seminar, E A Be at the Tony Monopoly incident, E A Sort a strobe for Connie Plank, E A E A (rpt instr) Shop around with Johnny Kwango. E A If you would come with me to Dawlish E A E A (rpt instr) I'd be like Stadler's caddy for ya. E A E A And we'd return in time for tea and our dads would not have inklings E A E Said we'd been to organise a frisbee competition A With the Gypsies down the road. E A D'ya wanna swap a hundred spandex overcoats E A For the mental age of a haversack E A E A E A (rpt instr) It's been like this since we saw PragVEC at the Melkweg. B A Oh I doctored my edible thong with listeria B A Now my only hope is that your offspring walks backwards B A B A Just as I expected the shopkeeper appeared E And then the band began to play.