people live, people die

people push and shove
people kiss and love
people laugh and smile
runners run for miles
baby boys are born
bereaved people mourn
people live, people die

here a thief is caught
there a pupil taught
teachers are laid off travellers take off
people exercise
some are dumb, some wise
people live, people die

we are fighting
and reconciling
oh, we make much ado
we are struggling
sometimes succeeding
and we are coming through

priests abuse young boys
children sing for joy
my brother takes a swim
a gambler grabs his win
old friends meet again
I dance in the rain
people live, people die

here a girl friend beefs
there a mother griefs
while their husbands snore housewifes do the chores
there an old man dies
here a young girl cries
people live, people die

we are fighting
and reconciling
oh, we make much ado
we are struggling
sometimes succeeding
and we are coming through

we are fighting
and reconciling
oh, we make much ado
we are struggling
sometimes succeeding
and we are coming through