Healthy Way of Life

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Healthy way of Life

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 yester-year.
Thats why I’ve always had my doubts
About the healthy way of life

How can I lose myself for a while
Smoking zol** 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
Thats why I’ve always had my doubts
About the healthy way of life

(Eugene Terreblache rally recording in Ventersdrop)

Standing here like a tree
Waiting to work in a factory
Sweeping floors and making tea
What a healthy life for me
Unskilled labour is easy to
Reproduce it’s nothing new
Fun and games in industry
Working towards redundancy
That’s 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

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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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