Doing The Best For You

Written by: Dave Davies

Published by: DABE Music Limited, London, 1980

Lyrics:

You can blame it on the government,
The unions,
They use you all you life,
You can take system and make believe
it will be alright,
They've taken the spirit of your life,
And given you a machine.
No wonder you feel so hard done by

Chorus
They're doing the best for you,
Well that's what they say,
I know what you're going through.
You travel alone,
The journey is long,
With only a name,
In search of a song.

You can blame it on the Catholics,
The Jews,
The Blacks,
And the Whites.
You can take any doctrine and surely waste
another life.
Any way that you want it to be,
By popular demand
Any way but the way it should be.

Chorus
They're doing the best for you,
Well that's what they say,
I know what you're going through.
You travel alone,
The journey is long,
With only a name,
In search of a home.

The world is ruled by science and money,
That's all that exists.
How much longer must we live and die
for this.

Chorus
Doing the best for you,
Doing the best for you,
Doing the best for you.
You travel alone,
The journey is long,
From where do you come,
To where do you go.

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix, recorded Apr 1980 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
AFL1-3603 9 Jul, 1980 USA RCA Victor AFL1-3603 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Dave Davies 26 Sep, 1980 UK RCA Victor PL 13603 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Dave Davies And Glamour Jul 1992 UK Mau Mau MAUDCD 617 CD

stereo mix, shorter edit (3:59), recorded Apr 1980 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
Doing The Best For You/Nothing More To Lose 14 Nov, 1980 USA RCA Victor PB 12147 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Doing The Best For You/Wild Man 5 Dec, 1980 UK RCA Victor PB 9620 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM


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