I drive along the road with a smile on my face
and beep to say hello to the guy who wants to race.
I watch the motorbiker without a helmet trust to fate
and drink his cup of coffee while phoning up a mate.
I put all my rubbish in the one communal bin
The binmen take it away 4 times a day and never make a din.
The smokers gather in restaurants and it doesn't bother me
The locals gather for celebrations in groups much larger far than three.
It's normal behaviour to go any way you like
up a suggested one way road in a car or on a bike.
Road workings are achieved with the minimum of fuss
if we want to avoid an accident the onus is on us.
Health and Safety is a mystery of which no-one here has heard,
My neighbour heads off each morning armed to shoot himself a bird.
I walk in confidence alone - a woman late at night
knowing I am safe as long as I don't start a fight.
The police here aren't much in evidence, but no-one makes a stink,
folk mostly behave because they care what their neighbours think.