50 grams of cocaine found by the police
In a smart Chelsea mansion
But a prince intervenes
Suddenly prison gets changed to a caution
Well maybe that’s right, maybe that’s wrong
Still there remains this one question:
What if those grams had been found
In a terrace in Boscombe or St Paul’s or Brixton?

It still matters the side of the tracks you’re from
It still matters the side of the tracks
It still matters the side of the tracks you’re from
It still matters the side of the tracks

If you can kick a ball better than most
Your chance is improving
And it has to be said, my kid ain’t up chimneys
Or stitching for Nike or Puma
But 11 grand a term will buy you much more than education
The door is open wide boys
Come on in, take your place at the head of our nation

It still matters the side of the tracks you’re from
It still matters the side of the tracks
It still matters the side of the tracks you’re from
It still matters the side of the tracks

Radio 4 still signs off with ‘God Save the Queen.’
So we can feel safe and sound in this other Eden
And she still moves among us,
shakes hands with the many and few
But keep your eyes low and don’t speak
unless you are spoken to
To some the rewards, to many the burden

It still matters the side of the tracks you’re from
It still matters the side of the tracks
It still matters the side of the tracks you’re from
It still matters the side of the tracks

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Latin Quarter - Tilt

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