Gruff Rhys - No Profit In Pain Lyrics




I was born in the NHS
And I've been wrapped her bandages
And where my child was born
The janitor sung 'Oh how great thou art'
Thanks Aneurin Bevan and William Price
Betsi Cadwaladr, split my hair from the lice
And when I broke my heart
They gave me a crutch and a leg to stand on

From cradle to grave
From the moment I was born
You've patched me up to
Stay strong, don't rip it apart
For some bastard bank to make some money
Ripping out your heart

And if civility is helping out
Then civilization's what I'm all about
Forget capital, it's not about profiting on pain
And when Richard Branson sees dollar bills
You know it's time to run for the hills
As a society, we've got your back and your heart attack

From cradle to grave
From the moment I was born
You've patched me up to
Stay strong, don't rip it apart
For some bastard bank to make some money
Ripping out your heartfelt anniversary
You're the handle on the stairs
That keeps me off my knees

Well I'm NHS born, and NHS bred
When I die, let me be NHS dead
Life's a tightrope walk
You don't wanna hole in the safety net

From cradle to grave
From the moment I was born
You've patched me up to
Stay strong, don't rip it apart
For some bastard bank to make some money
Ripping out your heartfelt anniversary
You're the handle on the stairs
That keeps me off my knees

Don't rip it apart
For some bastard bank to make some money
Ripping out your heart-felt anniversary
You're the handle on the stairs
That keeps me off my knees

No profit in pain

(But a shout out to all the ethical bankers)





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  1. Foogafoog

    Sounds like “It’s Not The End of the World”

  2. ZINCOVIX8754.

    Stunning composition Mr.Rhys.Amazing.

  3. 914050a

    I'm surprised this doesn't have a couple hundred thousand views at least. It's really well done, as is most of his work.

  4. Gazza7

    The NHS has murdered tens of thousands of Welsh babies, torn from their mothers' wombs. What a great institution eh. The elite must laugh at folk like Griff, as they slaughter your never-to-be-born kinsmen. Great for biz for someone.

    Da Giff

    Gazza7 would you like to back that up ?

  5. B Noble

    You think they could've got someone else to stick those posters up tho...

  6. Louis On Air

    The NHS is the pride of Britain, a service here to look after everyone for the benefit of no businesspeople. I love this country and all its people but it's apparent that our government do not love it, they only want to prop up their friends in powerful positions at the expense of anyone else. We must unite to never let that happen, no matter how hard the struggle may be.

    Gazza7

    You're very naive if you think big pharma and other big businesses aren't raking in billions via the NHS. And the NHS is the top baby-killer in the land, and Griff pays his taxes so more Welsh babies can be killed. Shut it down.

  7. Trash King

    <3 love this, amazing Gruff. Long live the NHS.

  8. Random Scottish Bloke

    National treasures, both. Love you Gruff.

  9. Foogafoog

    Our politics are pretty different, but Rhys is still one of my favorite living musicians :)

  10. TheBearHasHairThere

    This is great! The world could do with more conscientious artists. The "cradle to grave" bit sounds just like the chorus from hometown unicorn. Diolch Gruff!

  11. crm2507777

    Long live a supportive society

  12. cytosine818

    poignant, rad

  13. Ben Wright

    That opening line absolutely destroyed me and I'm trying not to sob at my desk. Really beautiful song. Stick the full lyrics up!

  14. xelders

    excellence!

  15. Conor Martin

    Diolch Gruff - gan feddyg o Fangor

  16. Max B

    Awesome Gruff. Perfect lyrics and song mate. 👍😊

  17. Iw Tiwb

    Diolch/Thanks Gruff. The NHS is the most valuable resource that we have. We can't let the Tories continue to privatise it while all the while claiming that they aren't doing so. Their hypocrisy is unbearable. The NHS is chronically underfunded under this Tory government. Let us all do something about it. #toriesout

  18. Paul Plimmer

    Fy arwr!!! Beth dyn.