Funny Old World

When Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was effectively given the boot in November 1990, she ruefully remarked, “It’s a funny old world.” I thought it was a cool song title, and made a rockabilly tune out of it on January 2, 1991. The Nerve performed it regularly.

She poured herself into my sofa

I poured her a cup of tea

I unplugged my television

And then my baby, she unplugged me

It’s a funny old world, it’s a funny old world

 

She never thought too much of herself

Till I built up her self-esteem

Now that she’s left me behind

She’s parading around like a queen

It’s a funny old world, it’s a funny old world

 

I thirsted for her love

But she was desert sand

I nearly choked to death on her

She could never understand

It’s a funny old world, it’s a funny old world

 

I met her latest lover

I met him yesterday

He said he would not have gone down her road

If I had not paved the way

It’s a funny old world, it’s a funny old world

 

I invested more in our love

Than I would an IRA

I would give her all of my interest

If she came back to me today

It’s a funny old world, it’s a funny old world

It’s a funny old world, it’s a funny old world

It’s a funny old world

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