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'''"Walk On By"''' is a song from Spitting Images, used as the finale of Episode 3 of Series 9. The Spitting Image version is a parody of the song ''Walk On By'', which was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and sung originally by Dionne Warwick on her album of the same name in 1964. In the Spitting Image version, first shown in 1990, the songs lyrics have been changed dramatically, and it looks at the severe homelessness problem that swept Britain at the time.
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'''[[File:Spitting Image - Walk On By|thumb|right|335 px|Spitting Image - Walk On By]]"Walk On By"''' is a song from Spitting Images, used as the finale of Episode 3 of Series 9. The Spitting Image version is a parody of the song ''Walk On By'', which was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and sung originally by Dionne Warwick on her album of the same name in 1964. In the Spitting Image version, first shown in 1990, the songs lyrics have been changed dramatically, and it looks at the severe homelessness problem that swept Britain at the time.
   
 
The song, which premiered after Margaret Thatcher's resignation, is introduced by [[Alastair Burnet]], who describes the crisis as one of the now-former Prime Minister's "many achievements". The film that is shown along with the song is largely unique within the Spitting Image franchise, as it is on of the few segments of the show that uses no puppets at all, instead using real footage and images of the actual homelessness crisis across Britain.
 
The song, which premiered after Margaret Thatcher's resignation, is introduced by [[Alastair Burnet]], who describes the crisis as one of the now-former Prime Minister's "many achievements". The film that is shown along with the song is largely unique within the Spitting Image franchise, as it is on of the few segments of the show that uses no puppets at all, instead using real footage and images of the actual homelessness crisis across Britain.
   
 
== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==
'''(Sir Alistair Burnet)'''
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'''(Sir Alistair Burnet)''' <br />''So, it's the end of an era, but let's not forget on of Mrs Thatcher's many achievements...''
   
''So, it's the end of an era, but let's not forget on of Mrs Thatcher's many achievements...''
 
   
'''(Singer)'''
 
   
If you see me sleeping on the street,
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'''(Singer)'''<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>If you see me sleeping on the street,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>Nowhere to go, nothing to eat,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>Walk on by... Walk on by...
   
Nowhere to go, nothing to eat,
 
   
Walk on by... Walk on by...
 
   
Make believe,
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Make believe,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>That you don't see the people<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>That you leave<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>Behind you, cause each time you see them –  <span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>You just hurry by...
   
That you don't see the people
 
   
That you leave
 
   
Behind you, cause each time you see them  
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Walk on by... (Don't... Stop...)<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>Walk on by... (Don't... Stop...)
   
You just hurry by...
 
   
Walk on by... (Don't... Stop...)
 
   
Walk on by... (Don't... Stop...)
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Yes I know we're not a pretty sight,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>So if you see  –  shapes in the night – <span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>Walk on by... Walk on by...
   
Yes I know we're not a pretty sight,
 
   
So if you see  –  shapes in the night – 
 
   
Walk on by... Walk on by...
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Turn away  –<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>And even though there's more of<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>Us each day – <span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>You think its a shame but you never <span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>Stop to wonder why...
   
Turn away  –
 
   
And even though there's more of
 
   
Us each day  
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Walk on by... (Don't... Stop...)<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>Walk on by... (Don't... Stop...)
   
You think its a shame but you never 
 
   
Stop to wonder why...
 
   
Walk on by... (Don't... Stop...)
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Other people say it isn't true  –<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>But if I get hurt  –  what's it to you?<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>Walk on by... Walk on by...
   
Walk on by... (Don't... Stop...)
 
   
Other people say it isn't true  –
 
   
But if I get hurt  –  what's it to you?
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Tell your lies –<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>That's all that you've got left<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>So shut your eyes.<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>As long as we're always forgotten  <span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>You'll be home and dry...
   
Walk on by... Walk on by...
 
   
Tell your lies –
 
   
That's all that you've got left
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Walk on by... (Don't... Stop...)<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>Walk on by... (Don't... Stop...)
   
So shut your eyes.
 
   
As long as we're always forgotten – 
 
 
You'll be home and dry...
 
 
Walk on by... (Don't... Stop...)
 
 
Walk on by... (Don't... Stop...)
 
   
 
(Vocal Chorus)
 
(Vocal Chorus)
   
(Don't... Stop...)
 
   
(Don't... Stop...)
 
   
(Don't... Stop...)
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(Don't... Stop...)<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>(Don't... Stop...)<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>(Don't... Stop...)
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Spitting Image - Walk On By

Spitting Image - Walk On By

Spitting Image - Walk On By

"Walk On By"
is a song from Spitting Images, used as the finale of Episode 3 of Series 9. The Spitting Image version is a parody of the song Walk On By, which was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and sung originally by Dionne Warwick on her album of the same name in 1964. In the Spitting Image version, first shown in 1990, the songs lyrics have been changed dramatically, and it looks at the severe homelessness problem that swept Britain at the time.

The song, which premiered after Margaret Thatcher's resignation, is introduced by Alastair Burnet, who describes the crisis as one of the now-former Prime Minister's "many achievements". The film that is shown along with the song is largely unique within the Spitting Image franchise, as it is on of the few segments of the show that uses no puppets at all, instead using real footage and images of the actual homelessness crisis across Britain.

Lyrics Edit

(Sir Alistair Burnet) 
So, it's the end of an era, but let's not forget on of Mrs Thatcher's many achievements...


(Singer) 
If you see me sleeping on the street, 
Nowhere to go, nothing to eat, 
Walk on by... Walk on by...


Make believe, 
That you don't see the people 
That you leave 
Behind you, cause each time you see them –   
You just hurry by...


Walk on by... (Don't... Stop...) 
Walk on by... (Don't... Stop...)


Yes I know we're not a pretty sight, 
So if you see  –  shapes in the night –  
Walk on by... Walk on by...


Turn away  – 
And even though there's more of 
Us each day –  
You think its a shame but you never  
Stop to wonder why...


Walk on by... (Don't... Stop...) 
Walk on by... (Don't... Stop...)


Other people say it isn't true  – 
But if I get hurt  –  what's it to you? 
Walk on by... Walk on by...


Tell your lies – 
That's all that you've got left 
So shut your eyes. 
As long as we're always forgotten –  
You'll be home and dry...


Walk on by... (Don't... Stop...) 
Walk on by... (Don't... Stop...)


(Vocal Chorus)


(Don't... Stop...) 
(Don't... Stop...) 
(Don't... Stop...)

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