Stereophonics, “Chaos from the top down”

 

I’m just fifteen and here’s my story / It ends too soon, for that I’m sorry / No warning sign, next thing I’m lying in my blood in the rain / Just another tv show distracts me / They’re laying flowers where they shot me / I don’t know what it is I gotta do / Got lost on the way

Oh yeah, it’s chaos from the top down / It’s just another lot of cop-outs / They’re saying nothing, power tripping egos yet there’s no change

Oh yeah, it’s chaos from the top down / And now I see I’ve just been shot down / I got no voice, I got no choice, you don’t hear one word I say… yeah

Gonna rob another home / And steal another phone / And lose my soul now / Yeah, lose my soul now / Get outta my brain to numb the pain / What’s left to say now? / What’s left to say now?

Too much, too little / Too young to stand it / Got nothing to prove / Got nothing to lose / Can’t understand it / I take my time / Next thing I’m lying in my blood in the rain

Yeah, yeah, yeah…

Too much, too little / Too young to stand it / Got nothing to prove / Got nothing to lose / I just can’t stand it, oh no / Have you got my number? You don’t know me / Have you got my number? Yeah? But you don’t own me, yeah

Oh yeah, it’s chaos from the top down / It’s just another lot of cop-outs / They’re saying nothing, power tripping egos yet there’s no change / Oh yeah, it’s chaos from the top down / And now I see I’ve just been shot down / I got no voice, I got no choice / You don’t hear one word I say… yeah

[By Kelly Jones © Parlophone Records Ltd. / Warner Music Group Company, 2019]