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Healthy Way of Life

from Sleep Armed by Kalahari Surfers

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Existing in exile must rate
favourably to this present state
of uniformed mentality.
I think the Boere* are watching me.
Pathetic individual
I clutch my sticky steering wheel.
Sweating out a private fear
in a shirt designed for yesteryear.
That’s why I’ve always had my doubts
about the healthy way of life.

How can I lose myself for a while?
Smoking zoll** is out of style.
Inside me things are out of control.
Drinking too much alcohol.
Think I’ll have a bath sometime
Wash the creases from my brow.
Brush my teeth and stand up straight
Put a smile on my face
That’s why I’ve always had my doubts
about the healthy way of life.

( guitar solo replaced by mad fascist wannabe dictator ranting in Afrikaans.)

Standing here like a tree
Waiting to work in a factory
Swiping floors and making tea
Such a healthy life for me
Unskilled labour is easy to reproduce
Its nothing new
Fun and games in industry
While working towards redundancy
Thats why I’ve always had my doubts about the healthy way of life.

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*Boere - SA slang for police
**zol is SA slang for weed

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from Sleep Armed, released November 11, 1988
Drums: Ian Herman
Kartels and bongos: Chaitanya Charana das Bramachari

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Kalahari Surfers South Africa

Warrick Sony is a South African composer, producer, musician and sound designer.
He is the founder and sole permanent member of the Kalahari Surfers. They made politically radical satirical music in 1980s South Africa.

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