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The System

by Stephen H


1

I felt a little off one day
I felt a little sad
And things that people had to say
Didn't make it go away
And still I felt so bad
And a doctor I went to see
Because I wanted to be free
Of worries that I had

Far and few, far and few
Are the lands where they tablets give
They tell you exactly what to do
And they tell you how to live!

2

They took me to a day centre
Where people seemed so kind
And they made a plan for me
- Which they said would be a spree -
To ease my troubled mind
And they put me on a pill
They said would stop me feeling ill
My pain it would unwind

Far and few, far and few
Are the lands where they tablets give
They say they'll stop you feeling blue
But they tell you how to live!

3

And now I find I'm feeling worse
And now I start to shake
These lands of doctor and of nurse
Seem such a bane and such a curse
The medicines a fake
And so I'll take my life in hand
And I'll live as I have planned
For everybody's sake

Far and few, far and few
Are the lands where they tablets give
I'll tell them all what they can do
If they tell me how to live!


4

So be sure when you are in pain
Be sure when you're sad
Don't let it all come 'round again
Don't let them put you in the train
And tell you that you're mad
The feelings that you try to feel
They're more true and they're more real
Than anything THEY had

Far and few, far and few
Are the lands where they tablets give
We know what we want to do
SO DON'T TELL US HOW TO LIVE!!

By Stephen H