THEY SAY (© Words and music by Paul F. Cowlan)

Thereís always somebody ready to tell you how to run your life, often because theyíre uncertain about how to run their own.

You can make a lot of money if you sell your soul,
So just sit back and let the good times roll.
Youíre always young enough if youíre not too old.
Well thatís what people say.
Hey, hey.

Planet Earthís not big enough.
You never get what you want if you donít play rough
so donít give me none of that touchy-feely stuff,
unless you want to throw the chance away.
They say.

Donít sleep out on the missile range.
Keep your head down in times of danger.
ĎCause youíll never change what canít be changed.
So why bother anyway?
They say.

Tit for tat. Iím alright Jack.
Go for broke and make a packet.
Or sink like a stone if you canít hack it.
Honesty doesnít pay.
They say.

Shoot from the hip, call a spade a spade.
A little white lie and youíve got it made.
Who gives a damn as long as you get laid?
Then you can be on your way.
They say.

Buy, eat, sit sleep, keep in line.
Make sure you get to work on time.
Well, you mind yours, and Iíll mind mine.
Play it as it lays.
Thatís what I say.

Because they think theyíve got the whole thing cut and dried,
but they donít know Ďcos they never tried.
Life is sweet, the world is wide,
and thereís always another way.
No matter what they say.