If It Can’t Be Right Then It Must Be Wrong – the lyrics

By Chaz Jankel, Derek Hussey and John Kelly.

Listen to the song by clicking here.
Performed by The Reasons to be Cheerful cast. 

If it can’t be right then it must be wrong
What’s going to happen when our benefits are gone?
Let’s get things straight and face the facts
Independent allowance and the bedroom tax
When you need some help and the door’s slammed shut
You’re kicked in the cobblers with scathing cuts
Heads can’t be buried in red tape sand
It could all be done and dusted with a simple plan

Keep it in the frame
Keep the pressure up
Keep the funding flowing
From a loving cup
We were better off last century
Over forty years ago
When expectations rode so high
And people had more soul

If it can’t be right then it must be wrong
What’s going to happen when our rights have gone?
If it can’t be wrong then it must be right
Lets stick together and keep it tight

If it can’t be wrong then it must be right
I’m mighty gutted with this awful plight
Hard enough already if you don’t know how to juggle
It would be much better if we didn’t have to struggle
So sharpen up the system and fix it quick
Cut the middle management and empty rhetoric
Don’t patronize the vulnerable and add to their stress
Sort independent living and mend the N.H.S.

Keep the goodwill going
Maintain some dignity
Keep the message simple
Seek some parity
Let’s plot a better future
Free from fiscal strife
And open up the floodgates
To an independent life

If it can’t be right then it must be wrong
IF IT CAN’T BE RIGHT THEN IT MUST BE WRONG
If it can’t be right then it must be wrong
IF IT CAN’T BE RIGHT THEN IT MUST BE WRONG
If it can’t be right then it must be wrong
IF IT CAN’T BE RIGHT THEN IT MUST BE WRONG
If it can’t be right then it must be wrong
IF IT CAN’T BE RIGHT THEN IT MUST BE WRONG
Breakdown…..La la la la……….

So let’s not dwell on idle chatter
And plow more money into things that matter
So think before you act, don’t bring us to our knees
Free us from the shackles of this credit squeeze
We can’t all swim in a pool of bees and honey
That’s stating facts not trying to be funny
Dump the silly forms and demeaning questionnaires
Replace them with some feeling and some loving tender care

If it can’t be right then it must be wrong
What’s going to happen when our rights have gone?
If it can’t be wrong then it must be right
Let’s stick together and keep it tight
If it can’t be right then it must be wrong
What’s going to happen when our rights have gone?
If it can’t be wrong then it must be right
Let’s stick together and keep it tight

If it can’t be right then it must be wrong
IF IT CAN’T BE RIGHT THEN IT MUST BE WRONG
If it can’t be right then it must be wrong
IF IT CAN’T BE RIGHT THEN IT MUST BE WRONG

 

Above artwork by Tony Heaton OBE.