Private renters blues

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A song I wrote after an eviction.

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Just received an eviction order twenty-one - for paying the rent on time's the only crime I've ever done. All those years I've paid and this is all the thanks I get a charge for moving that's enough to throw me into debt. Just got eight weeks before I'm out on the street, the price of places so high they gone right out of my reach and I say - I can't afford me a home (repeat) Despite working every single day of the week, I can't earn enough to raise the rent that I need. I can't afford me a home! A bit of wear and tear so that's all my deposit gone. Rip off fees have sunk my funds to somewhere next to none. Just gave the landlord nearly everything I have - it's what happens when there is no bank of mum and dad. The kids changing schools are getting sick of new rules. Who's going to stop this abuse - make it to of the news! I can't afford me a home etc. Dread to think what happens when I get to pension age too many rainy days have made it hard for me to save. Rent will swallow more than everything I might be due so like many others I'll be well and truly destitute. It wont' be eight weeks before I'm out on the street, the price of places so high they'll be way out of my reach and I'll say I can't afford me a home.

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from The love that kills, released December 5, 2015

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