Common People (Shatner William)

She came from Greece, she had a thirst for knowledge She studied sculpture at Saint Martin's College That's where I caught her eye She told me that her dad was loaded I said, in that case I'll have a rum and Coca Cola She said fine and in thirty seconds time she said I wanna live like common people I wanna do whatever common people do I wanna sleep with common people I wanna sleep with common people like you Well, what else could I do? I said, I'll see what I can do I took her to a supermarket I don't know why, but I had to start it somewhere So it started there I said, pretend you've got no money She just laughed and said, oh, you're so funny I said, yeah? Well I can't see anyone else smiling in here Are you sure you want to live like common people? You want to see whatever common people see? You want to sleep with common people? You want to sleep with common people like me? But she didn't understand She just smiled and held my hands Rent a flat above a shop Cut your hair and get a job Smoke some fags and play some pool Pretend you never went to school But still you'll never get it right When you're lyin' in bed at night Watching roaches climb the wall If you call your dad he could stop it all You'll never live like common people You'll never do whatever common people do You'll never fail like common people You'll never watch your life slide out of view And dance, and drink, and screw Because there's nothing else to do Sing along with the common people Sing along and it might just get you through Laugh along with the common people Laugh along, even though they're laughing at you And the stupid things that you do 'Cause you think "poor" is cool Like a dog lying in a corner It'll bite you and never warn you Look out, they'll tear your insides out Because everyone hates a tourist 'Specially one who thinks it's all such a laugh Yeah and the chip stains' grease will come out in the bath You will never understand How it feels to live your life With no meaning or control And with nowhere left to go You're amazed that they exist And they burn so bright, why? You can only wonder why Rent a flat above a shop Cut your hair and get a job Smoke some fags and play some pool Pretend you never went to school But still you'll never get it right When you've laid in bed at night Watching roaches climb the wall If you call your dad he could stop it all You'll never live like common people You'll never do what common people do You'll never fail like common people You'll never watch your life slide out of view And dance and drink and screw Because there's nothing else to do You wanna sleep with the common people You wanna sleep with the common people You wanna sleep with the common people