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Duration: 3:21 
Release Date: 1979 
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  • This version of this song is different from the US version. (e8-deleted-)
  • Song Lyrics:
    (gurgle, gurgle)

    When I was young
    All the gas was so plentiful
    Bountiful, oh, liberal
    My tank was full

    And all the pumps on the street
    They would gurgle so happily
    Joyfully, oh, playfully
    Filling me

    And then the shortage arose
    And I tried to be sensible
    Logical, economical

    And now they doubled the price
    Filling up can be ludicrous
    Ridiculous, I get furious

    There are times I sit here in the queue
    Not knowing what to do
    It's driving me insane

    Sitting here the radio's kaput
    There's cramp in my right foot
    I wish I'd gone by train

    I say, watch where you park
    'Cause they siphon it after dark
    What a lark, oh, and when you start
    It's just a spark

    Don't know what I can do
    'Cause the cost of a bicycle
    It's criminal, astronomical,

    Oh, pump it, pump it, pump it, yeah

    "You know, I want to set an example to you all
    By thumbing a lift to the house"

    Told my sister just the other week
    Get married to a sheik
    He'd keep us well supplied

    Sold the car to pay my petrol bills
    And now I'm taking pills
    I feel like suicide


    Oh, pump it, pump it, pump it, pump it yeah

    (Dave AuJus)
    Current Rating 0.0 (0 votes)
    Played on 2 shows:
    02-18-17, #KMCC-11-1208-02-09, #MMS-127
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    Messages about the song: "The Topical Song (British version)"
    kahnman   Offline  -  Podcast D.J.  -  11-13-17 04:18 PM  -  2 years ago
    Thanks Again
    Dave AuJus   Offline  -  Artist & D.J.  -  11-13-17 02:44 PM  -  2 years ago
    This is now the correct British version.
    Stavro Arrgolus   Offline  -  Editor, MP3  -  04-19-17 03:34 AM  -  3 years ago

    The rule still applies.

    Different versions of a single song each get a separate page AND only the second version is called the 'this or that' version. The original needs no annotation.

    Dave AuJus   Offline  -  Artist & D.J.  -  04-18-17 06:54 PM  -  3 years ago
    Shouldn't this page be merged with the original? Or I could upload the US version and rename the song on this page.
    Dave AuJus   Offline  -  Artist & D.J.  -  04-11-17 02:09 AM  -  3 years ago

    I do have a copy of the U.S. version if anyone is interested.


    Dave AuJus   Offline  -  Artist & D.J.  -  04-11-17 02:03 AM  -  3 years ago

    This is the same version that we already have. Mad Music has always had the British version of this song.


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