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  1. 1995 senesinde çıkan different class adlı pulp albümünün 3. ve en popüler parçasıdır. cocker şarkı sözlerinde yunanistan'dan ingiltere'ye heykel okumaya gelmiş babası zengin bir kız ile muhabbetini anlatmaktadır. bir röportajında dinlediğim kadarıyla böyle biriyle gerçekten tanışmıştır, ama kız tabii ki "i wanna sleep with common people" gibi bir cümle kurmamıştır. şarkı sözleri şu şekildedir:

    she came from greece she had a thirst for knowledge
    she studied sculpture at saint martin's college
    that's where i
    caught her eye
    she told me that her dad was loaded
    i said "in that case i'll have a rum and coca-cola"
    she said "fine"
    and in thirty seconds time she said

    i want to live like common people
    i want to do whatever common people do
    i want to sleep with common people
    i want to sleep with common people
    like you

    well what else could i do
    i said "i'll see what i can do"
    i took her to a supermarket
    i don't know why
    but i had to start it somewhere
    so it started there
    i said pretend you've got no money
    she just laughed and said
    "oh you're so funny"
    i said "yeah?
    well i can't see anyone else smiling in here
    are you sure

    you want to live like common people
    you want to see whatever common people see
    you want to sleep with common people
    you want to sleep with common people
    like me

    but she didn't understand
    she just smiled and held my hand

    rent a flat above a shop
    cut your hair and get a job
    smoke some fags and play some pool
    pretend you never went to school
    but still you'll never get it right
    'cause when you're laid in bed at night
    watching roaches climb the wall
    if you called your dad he could stop it all

    you'll never live like common people
    you'll never do whatever common people do
    you'll never fail like common people
    you'll never watch your life slide out of view
    and dance and drink and screw
    because there's nothing else to do

    sing along with the common people
    sing along and it might just get you through
    laugh along with the common people
    laugh along even though they're laughing at you
    and the stupid things that you do
    because you think that poor is cool

    like a dog lying in a corner
    they will bite you and never warn you
    look out, they'll tear your insides out
    'cause everybody hates a tourist
    especially one who thinks it's all such a laugh
    yeah and the chip stain's grease
    will come out in the bath

    you will never understand
    how it feels to live your life
    with no meaning or control
    and with nowhere left to go
    you are amazed that they exist
    and they burn so bright
    whilst you can only wonder why

    rent a flat above a shop
    cut your hair and get a job
    smoke some fags and play some pool
    pretend you never went to school
    but still you'll never get it right
    'cause when you're laid in bed at night
    and watching roaches climb the wall
    if you called your dad he could stop it all
    yeah

    you'll never live like common people
    you'll never do what common people do
    you'll never fail like common people
    you'll never watch your life slide out of view
    and then dance and drink and screw
    because there's nothing else to do

    i want to live with common people like you