Title Not Now John
Artist Pink Floyd
Album The Final Cut
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Not Now John Lyrics by Pink Floyd

Fuck all that we’ve got to get on with these
Gotta compete with the wily Japanese.
There’s too many home fires burning
And not enough trees.
So fuck all that
We’ve go to get on with these.

Can’t stop
Lose job
Mind gone
Silicon
What bomb
Get away
Pay day
Make hay
Break down
Need fix
Big six
Clickity click
Hold on
Oh no
Brrrrrrrrrring bingo!

Make ‘em laugh.
Make ‘em cry.
Make ‘em dance in the aisles.
Make ‘em pay.
Make ‘em stay.
Make’em feel ok.
Not nah John
We’ve got to get on with the film show.
Hollywood waits at the end of the rainbow.
Who cares what it’s about
As long as the kids go?
Not now John
Got to get on with the show.

Hang on John we’ve got to get on with this.
I don’t know what it is
But it fits on here like…..
Come at the end of the shift
We’ll go and get pissed.
But now now John
I’ve got to get on with this.

Hold on John
I think there’s something good on.
I used to read books but…..
It could be the news
Or some other abuse
Or it could be reusable shows.

Fuck all that we’ve got to get on with these
Got to compete with the wily Japanese.
No need to worry about the Vietnamese.
Got to bring the Russian Bear to his knees.
Well, maybe not the Russian Bear
Maybe the Swedes.
We showed Argentina
Now let’s go and show these.
Make us feel tough
And wouldn’t Maggie be pleased?

“s’cusi dove il bar
(What?)
se para collo pou eine toe bar
s’il vous plait ou est le bar
(…say it in English!…)
oi, where’s the fucking bar John?
(Oh, now you’re talking!)”
Oh! Rule Britannia! Britannia rules the day
Down!
Go, Maggie!
Hammer, Hammer, Hammer, Hammer, now!


1 Comment

  1. Throughout the song, John is noted as a man who works in a factory\n\nThey’ve got to compete with the underpaid Japanese who continue to make cheaper quality goods. Written by Roger Waters, the lyrics provide a critique of post-war America, Europe and Japan — Waters outlines a change in global trade, and presents Japan as the emerging leader of the consumer goods industry.

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