I Only Stole What I Needed

A bag of nails and a Stanley knife

Some washing up liquid and a copper pipe

Bread and milk and mineral water

Nappies for my baby daughter

Bic razors and shaving cream

TCP mouthwash and Vaseline

A penknife and some Tea Bags

Chocolate frogs n dirty mags

Lifebuoy soap and budgie seed

Pet food and an extension lead

Oranges and new potatoes

Carpet tacks and masking tape

Lemon grass and coriander

Cream eggs and jiffy bags

Milk and honey bread and jam

A birthday card and a tin of spam

I never got caught I or gave it much thought anyway

I count my blessings at the end of every day

Plastic cups and paper plates

Barbecue coal Christmas dates

Plant food joss sticks

Socks and pants and rich tea biscuits

Chimney-stacks and paper planes

Sticky Fingers and Sweet Jane’s

Beatles chords Bowie lines

Since when has steeling been a crime?

I only stole what I needed

Stole what I needed

I only stole what I needed

I only stole what I needed

I only stole what I needed

I only stole what I needed

To get by



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