Lyrics
I could be the driver an articulated lorry
I could be a poet I wouldn't need to worry
I could be a teacher in a classroom full of scholars
I could be the sergeant in a squadron full of wallahs
What a waste
What a waste
What a waste
What a waste

[Chorus]
Because I chose to play the fool in a six-piece band,
First-night nerves every one-night stand.
I should be glad to be so inclined.
What a waste! What a waste!
But I don't mind.

I could be a lawyer with strategems and ruses
I could be a doctor with poultices and bruises
I could be a writer with a growing reputation
I could be the ticket man at Fulham Broadway Station

What a waste [Repeat: x4]

[Chorus]

I could be the catalyst that sparks the revolution
I could be an inmate in a long-term institution
I could dream to wide extremes, I could do or die
I could yawn and be withdrawn and watch the world go by

What a waste [Repeat: x4]

[Chorus: x4]

Copyright: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Writer(s): IAN ROBINS DURY, RODERICK MARTIN MELVIN




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Ian Dury and The Blockheads - What A Waste (Official HD Video)
Ian Dury - What A Waste
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - What a Waste 1978
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IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS: WHAT A WASTE LIVE
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - What a waste (TOTP 1978)
What A Waste - Ian Dury - with subtitles
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