Nothing Like Velvet (Latin Quarter)

Another feature film about an air-line disaster Another news item and another newscaster But there's worst to come at the arrival gate There's a crack on board and it's running in freight Well the fruit of the poppy take up all your time Getting high by the hands of re-organised crime Put the put the squeeze on the Colombian leaf Make the brother a liar and a sister a thief It's nothing like velvet, nothing like velvet It's nothing like velvet but it starts off smooth Nothing like velvet and a rut's not a groove It's nothing like velvet when it's pound on pound Nothing like velvet when you're underground They're shooting up Glasgow, shooting up Leeds There was never this peril with the stems and seeds And the hip and the right have got nothing to say Except, "It's out of control and it's headed your way" It's nothing like velvet, nothing like velvet And I loved Charlie Parker but you know he did us harm Every time he left to pour that inspiration in his arm It's nothing like velvet but it starts off smooth Nothing like velvet and a rut's not a groove It's nothing like velvet when it's pound on pound Nothing like velvet when you're underground