An Argument For Principle
Who put all the binbags out?
Who made that pot of tea?
It's not that I'm really bothered but
It's the principle you see.
Who packed the picnic basket whilst
You lay up there in bed?
Who mixed the tuna mayonnaise?
Who buttered all the bread?
Who greased and oiled the wheel trims?
Who checked the gears were right?
Who travelled to the shop for milk
When you wanted tea last night?
Who dirties all her nails and
Almost breaks her bloody back,
Whilst you sit there with your pad and pen
And write a load more crap?
Who put up all the pictures?
Who fixed that creaking gate?
You, you bloody idiot!
Look, the things aren't even straight.
Who cleans the car and waxes it?
Who cooks all the meals?
Do you ever stop, just once, to think
How doing all this feels?
Oh, is it really such a chore
To do something for me?
Well, no, not really, but you'll find
It's the principle you see!