The Crazy Café by Fiona Josa Phoenix

Joey was a victim

Of a crisis in sick pay

Stitched up good and proper

By the PIP and ESA

He found he could no longer

Afford to make ends meet

And ended up being picked up

For sleeping on the streets

 

And we’d meet in the refectory

Within that house upon a hill

Where we were forced to knock back

Many a bitter pill

And we used to always call it

The crazy cafe

But the only thing that I

Could think of to say

Was come the revolution, boys

We’re gonna make ’em pay!

 

Now Timmy was a rebel

An eccentric, crazy kid

He could not be held responsible

For the wild things that he did

They handcuffed him in a police van

And took his pride apart

But he had a kind word for everyone

And a warm and friendly heart

 

And we’d meet in the refectory

Within that house upon a hill

Where we were forced to knock back

Many a bitter pill

And we used to always call it

The crazy cafe

And see my lip it trembles now

As I begin to say

“Come the revolution boys

We’re gonna make ’em pay!

 

Now Suzi had no money

With which to pay her rent

Except to use her body

To please many an old gent

Some say she was crazy to start with

And never stood a chance

And she ended up at the crazy caff

For this her final dance

 

And they say it’s a meritocracy

But there’s always a wheel within a wheel

And it’s never been that easy to explain the way you feel

Well there’s classism and there’s sexism

And there’s the recession blues

And sometimes fighting the enemy

Is the only things you can do

And so if politics be agin us

And to argue it is taboo

Then we be misfits all together now

At our own sweet little hullabaloo

 

Where..we..can..all..chant..together now

That come the revolution

I’ve just got this to say..

We’re gonna win the day!

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