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Old 11-11-2010, 14:42
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design for life lyric question..

What do these lines mean exactly:
"We are not allowed to spend as we are told that this is the end?"
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Old 11-11-2010, 14:46
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2 words: Thatcher's Britain
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Old 11-11-2010, 14:55
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Old 11-11-2010, 14:56
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Only my interpretation but:
A reference to the miners strikes and impending unemployment of the miners meant they had to watch what they spend as it was the end of thier jobs!
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Old 11-11-2010, 14:57
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Whilst we're on the subject of A Design For Life can anyone tell me what James was singing in the instrumental bit during this tour (certainly at SOuthampton, I don't know about any other dates)
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Old 11-11-2010, 15:01
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I always thought it was a reference to last call at the bar! What with all the drinking in the song...
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Old 11-11-2010, 15:23
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Whilst we're on the subject of A Design For Life can anyone tell me what James was singing in the instrumental bit during this tour (certainly at SOuthampton, I don't know about any other dates)
"The summer wind, came blowing in, from across fair [insert name of city] city ..."
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Old 11-11-2010, 15:34
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Whilst we're on the subject of A Design For Life can anyone tell me what James was singing in the instrumental bit during this tour (certainly at SOuthampton, I don't know about any other dates)
'Summer wind came floating in, from across Southampton, it settled there and made us pretty' or something silly like that.
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Old 11-11-2010, 16:40
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I read somewhere (Everything?) that it referred to working class people being told by the government they needed to save and invest their money and that casual spending wasn't what the economy needed for recovery. Although I don't see how that can make sense.
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