Pushing to the limits
of overdrafts and endurance
Something to be remembered by:
Life insurance?
Pot-belly waste line, shrinking section
death grip mortgage, taxing the pension:
Where is necessities clever invention?
No incentive to do your best
when life is one long means test.
If you earn more than 30 grand
they say you're living off the fat of the land;
and if the struggle becomes too hard 
there's always the Community Services Card.
Sagely nodding heads talk up the market purse,
the Reserve Bank says the economy's growing too fast
so up go the mortgage rates and the price of cars.
Welcome to the new middle class.

Lyrics: Keith Newman 1998, Music: Phil Pritchard / Neil Hannan
Cleaning Out The Garage, 2002    
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