One In Ten

UB4019 Oct 2016
Lyrics

One In Ten (Unplugged) - UB40

 

I am the one in ten

 

A number on a list

 

I am the one in ten

 

Even though I don't exist

 

Nobody knows me

 

But I'm always there

 

A statistic a reminder

Of a world that doesn't care

 

My arms enfold the dole queue

Malnutrition dulls my hair

 

My eyes are black and lifeless

With an underprivileged stare

 

I'm the beggar on the corner

Will no one spare a dime

 

I'm the child that never learns to read

 

'Cause no one spared the time

I am the one in ten

A number on a list

 

I am the one in ten

 

Even though I don't exist

 

Nobody knows me

 

But I'm always there

 

A statistic a reminder

Of a world that doesn't care

 

I'm the murderer and the victim

The licence with the gun

 

I'm a sad and bruised old lady

In an ally in a slum

 

I'm a middle aged businessman

With chronic heart disease

 

I'm another teenaged suicide

 

In a street that has no trees

I am the one in ten

A number on a list

 

I am the one in ten

 

Even though I don't exist

 

Nobody knows me

 

But I'm always there

 

A statistic a reminder

Of a world that doesn't care

 

I'm a starving third world mother

A refugee without a home

 

I'm a house wife hooked on Valium

I'm a pensioner alone

 

I'm a cancer ridden spectre

Covering the earth

 

I'm another hungry baby

I'm an accident of birth

 

I am the one in ten

 

A number on a list

 

I am the one in ten

 

Even though I don't exist

 

Nobody knows me

But I'm always there

 

A statistic a reminder

Of a world that doesn't care

 

I am the one in ten

 

A number on a list

 

I am the one in ten

Even though I don't exist

 

Nobody knows me

 

But I'm always there

 

A statistic a reminder

Of a world that doesn't care

 

***Lyrics are from third-parties***

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