There's a crack up in the ceiling
And the kitchen sink is leaking
Out of work and got no money
A Sunday joint of bread and honey

What are we living for
Two roomed apartment on the second floor
No money coming in
The rent collector's knocking, trying to get in

We are strictly second class and we don't understand
Why we should be on dead end street
People are living on dead end street
People are dying on dead end street

 

Dead end street
Dead end street 

On a cold and frosty morning
Wipe my eyes and stop me yawning
And my feet are nearly frozen
Boil the tea and put some toast on

What are we living for
Two roomed apartment on the second floor
No chance to emigrate
I'm deep in debt and now it's much too late

We both want to work so hard
We can't get the chance
Gonna die on dead end street

Gonna die on dead end street
People are dying on dead end street

 

Dead end street
Dead end street 

 

On a cold and frosty morning

I wipe my eyes and stop me yawning

And my feet are nearly frozen

Boil the tea and put some toast on

What are we living for

Two roomed apartment on the second floor

No money coming in

The rent collector's knocking, trying to get in

We both want to work so hard
We can't get the chance
Gonna die on dead end street

Gonna die on dead end street
People are dying on dead end street