I Shouldn't Be Here lyrics

- Bad Girls

I Shouldn't Be Here lyrics

I Shouldn't Be Here

SHELL
Shell Dockley. Lifer. Murder.
Well ? just a bit of torture, really. Didn?t expect
The dozy twat to go and die on me. Pathetic!

But no one messes with my man
And gets away with their face intact
It?s an obvious fact
I was bound to react
That Double D cup slapper
Was gonna get whacked
I shouldn?t be here?

CRYSTAL
Crystal Gordon. Twelve months. Shoplifting.
But the good book says the Lord helps them
Who helps themselves.

All them shops go flaunting
Their goods in your face
It?s asking for grief, man
In the circumstance of my case
It?s my beliefthat
I was doing it for Jesus
I was doing it for Jesus
Like he did in the temple story
For the Lord God?s greater glory
But instead of chucking it down off the shelf
I stuffed it in my rucksack
And kept it for myself
I shouldn?t be here?

DENNY
Denny Blood. Seven years. Arson. It was
A rubbish kids? home anyway!

I wanted a life
I wanted a mum
They said if you?re good, Den
Maybe one day she might come
So I wait
And I wait
And I start to think they must think
I?m really dumb
Cos she weren?t never, ever gonna come
So I poured petrol all around their kitchen floor
Threw in a match and slammed the door
And now I don?t wait for no one anymore

JULIE S
Julie Saunders.

JULIE J
Julie Johnston.

JULIE S
Two years.

JULIE J
Two years.

JULIE S
Soliciting.

JULIE J
And thieving?

TWO JULIES
Together.

The oldest profession in the book
Combined
With a sideline in the wallets
That we took

JULIE S
Don?t you find these day
It?s all for the school fees
And not for the fun

TWO JULIES
You have to plan ahead now
For every little one

JULIE S
For choices parental

JULIE J
Dosh is fundamental

JULIE S
That?s how my troubles first begun

JULIE J
Gonna get our kids back one day?

JULIE S
But I thought I owed it to my son

TWO JULIES
I shouldn?t be here?

NIKKI
Nikki Wade. Lifer. ?Cop-Killer?. But hey, at least
That?s the one less rapist in the world.

Nobody?s hero
Somebody?s fool
Don?t go mistaking me for
Somebody who?ll ?
Ever give a damn
For what they think I am
I shouldn?t be here
I don?t wanna be here?
But here I am

PRISONERS
Here I am
Here I am
Here I am
And one thing is clear
One thing is clear
When I take a good look around me
I shouldn?t be here?

I shouldn?t be here
I don?t wanna be here
I shouldn?t be here
This is not my life!
Give back my life!

I had plans
I had dreams
My life is not the three-car-wreck it seems
I know it may not be much
But I was someone
Someone?s sister, daughter, mother
Just a girl like any other
So maybe I?m out of touch
But still I?m someone

And when they slam that door every night
And I?m alone in my bed
I escape where it?s safe out of sight
To the world that I keep in my head
That?s where I hide myself
Out of reach from the screws

TWO JULIES
On a beach ? with our kids ?
Kicking sand from our shoes


NIKKI
There?s a bar ?

CRYSTAL
There?s a bar where I?m singing the blues

SHELL & DENNY
Getting wasted on cheap foreign booze

PRISONERS
I can go where I choose?
I?ve got nothing to lose?

JIM
Right, you lot. Breakfast. Move it!

SYLVIA
(To the JULIES) You two ? serve out the swill.
The rest of you ? line up at your through.

PRISONERS
I shouldn?t be here
This isn?t me ere
This is not my life!

SYLVIA
Move it!

PRISONERS
Give me back my life!

JIM
Shut it! Chocs away, Sylv.
Here comes Miss New Broom.

SYLVIA
Flaming Nora. Why can?t she stay in her office Like any normal Wing Governor?

JIM
One day they?ll pick the right man for the job.

HELEN
Maybe I?m a fool to think
That I could do some good
But if I didn?t think I could
I wouldn?t be here
Now I have a chance to really do this
My own way
I won?t let anyone say
I shouldn?t be here

SHELL
Don?t worry Rachel. We?ll help you cope
Without your drugs, won?t we Den?

DENNY
Yeah. ?Cos either you give them over to Shell,
Or I?ll smack your head open.

NIKKI
Oi! Leave the kid alone, Dockley.

SHELL
Why? Fancy her yourself?

PRISONERS
Same old shit 24/7

JULIES
Welcome to life here inside

PRISONERS
This is it

CRYSTAL
And it sure isn?t heaven

NIKKI
Although it feels like I?ve died

PRISONERS
When you need a helping hand
Don?t expect them to understand
What?s another day?
Another week?
Another year?
When we shouldn?t be here
We shouldn?t be here
We shouldn?t be here.

Last Update: June, 13th 2014


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