The Jam - Wasteland Intro: G F#m G F#m G F#m G F#m G F#m Em A G A D Meet me on the wastelands - later this day, G A D We'll sit and talk and hold hands maybe, G A D For there's not much else to do G F#m G Em A In this drab and colourless place. G A D We'll sit amongst the rubber tyres, G A D Amongst the discarded bric-a-brac - people have no use for, G A D Em A Amongst the smouldering embers of yesterday. F# G A And when or if the sun shines, G F#m Lighting our once beautiful features, C# D We'll smile, but only for seconds, G A For to be caught smiling's to acknowledge life, G F#m A brave but useless show of compassion, C# D E A And that is forbidden in this drab and colourless world. G A D Meet me on the wastelands - the ones behind, G A D The old houses - the ones left standing pre-war - G A D The ones overshadowed by those monolith monstrosities - G F#m G E A Councils call homes G A D And there amongst the shit - the dirty linen, G A D The holy Coca-Cola tins - the punctured footballs, G A D the ragged dolls - the rusting bicycles, G F#m We'll sit and probably hold hands. G F#m And watch the rain fall - watch it, watch it - G F#m Tumble and fall - tumble and falling - G F#m Like our lives - like our lives - Em A Just like our lives. G A D We'll talk about the old days, G A D When the wasteland was release, when we could play, G A D And think - without feeling guilty - meet me later G F#m But we'll have to hold hands. G F#m Tumble and fall - tumble and falling - G F#m Like our lives - like our lives - Em A A7 D Exactly like our lives.