THE BIG ISSUE
This is the age the young sleep on the street
Or sell The Big Issue, an old dog at their feet
So let’s get together and try something new
We’ll help these young people and build HS2
A chance for the future, for theirs and for ours
Surely not just a monument to political powers
Why go and spend billions on this useless line?
A sad empty gesture, their idea, but not mine
What will our grandchildren say when we try to explain
What the country then needed was a fast empty train
What were you thinking, I’m sure they will ask
How could you allow such futile a task?
What were you doing, they’ll want to know
When thousands were hungry with nowhere to go
Why didn’t you help those folk with no work
Was it essential, or a rich businessman’s perk?
One day in the future this millenium will end
And for those around then what a message we’ll send!
They’ll look at the line and think “What was it for?
Did it house homeless people or perhaps feed the poor?”
Did you carve up the country in the name of more speed
You’ve surely not built it as a tribute to greed?
But one thing’s for certain that doesn’t seem fair
We now understand it didn’t stop anywhere!
Yes, this is the age when the young roam the street
Begging for pennies for something to eat
But all most of them want is a job just like you
So lets get together and build HS2!