Midnight Oil


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Used and Abused

Written by Hirst/Moginie

Duration 3:10

From the album Midnight Oil

I was taken downtown for my part in the demonstration
I was used and abused
With the light in my eyes at the station   I said
No no!   You got the wrong man
No no!   Don't pick on me again
No no!   I'm going home to my family and friends

I'm too busy making a living to make any money
And the living ain't easy
And the money disappears in a hurry   I said
No no!   I'm going back to school
No no!   They're treating me so curel
No no!   I'm breaking all the rules

I was talking to the man
He said   We're gonna make a deal
I was fooled into thinking
That the paper in my pocket was real   I said
No no!   You've been taken again
No no!   You're losing all your friends
No no!   It's just a matter of sense