It all begins at school when they tell you you're useless
And the jobs you get offered makes the matter conclusive
For years and years they've been telling you lies
Your full potential's never been realised
And then you slip into the attitude of
'I make a mess of everything I try to do'
Don't sit around; you've got to wake up and live
Don't piss around; you've got to wake up and live
You religiously say it's not worth trying
But christ almighty, do you need enlightening!
I'm not talking about a type of career
I'm talking about just enjoying being here
Make the most of your life everyday And every opportunity that comes your way
They've got you exactly where they want you to be
Shackled in feelings of in-a-a-adequacy
It's no fun to hide your feelings inside
Feelings you can't understand or describe
It affects everything that you do
Apathy is slowly killing you
What have you done? -Yes I'm talking to you
What have you achieved?
Does this question disquieten you
Like it still does me, like it still does me?
You don't own an ounce of self-respect
You don't own an ounce of self-respect So you're treated like no-one
What did you really expect?
I'm talking to you, I'm talking to you