Digging His Garden

(W Duncan & R Watson)

He's digging his garden, trying hard to forget
All those current affairs on his TV set
He'll tune in to the music on the radio
But he'll switch off his mind 'cause he don't want to know

He'll believe what they said in the papers today
When he studied the girls and what the stars had to say
They told him the money is sinking so low
But he'll switch off his mind 'cause he don't want to know

Don't want to know, Don't want to know
He's digging his garden and he don't want to know

Our leaders are careful, let prudency rule
He saw it in action when they shut down the school
Those unions complaining, they always say no
But he'll switch off his mind 'cause he don't want to know

We're in a depression and the queue is too large
But they've got family values all those people in charge
They say it's not working 'til it's hurting below
But he'll switch off his mind 'cause he don't want to know

There's murder and mugging all over the place
And company fraud bringing shame and disgrace
They're building more prisons, they can't stop the flow
But he'll switch off his mind 'cause he don't want to know

The fiddling goes on as the flames burn the town
Sawing away as the city comes down
The silver's all gone and there's nothing to show
But he'll switch off his mind 'cause he don't want to know

He'll keep digging his garden, get on with his plan
And leave it to others what he don't understand
But he'll gather a harvest of the weeds that will grow
For you reap the reward when you don't want to know

 

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