Inner City Pressure
1x02 - Inner City Pressure
Vocals by Bret McKenzie
Jemaine Clement
Eugene Mirman
Heard in Bret Gives Up the Dream
Appearances By Bret McKenzie
Jemaine Clemaine
Album(s) Flight of the Conchords (2008)

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"Inner City Pressure" was featured in the episode Bret Gives Up the Dream and is performed by Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement. The song also appears on their self-titled album.


Inner City Pressure begins near the start of the episode, after Bret and Jemaine lament their poor financial state upon having to resort to eating food Bret has found in the street. The song and video are performed in the style of "West End Girls" by the Pet Shop Boys. During the song, Eugene appears, in his role as their landlord asking for their due rent.


Lyrics for Inner City Pressure from Bret Gives Up the Dream

Inner city life, inner city pressure / The concrete world is starting to get ya / The city is alive, the city is expanding, / Living in the city can be demanding, / You've pawned everything, everything you own, / Your toothbrush, jar, and a camera phone / You don't know where you're going / You cross the street / You don't know why you did, / You walk back across the street. / Standing in the sitting room, totally skint / And your favorite jersey is covered in lint / You want to sit down, but you sold your chair / So you just stand there / You just stand there / You just stand there

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Counting coins on the counter of the 7-11, / From a quarter past six 'til a quarter to seven, / The manager, Bevan, starts to abuse me / Hey man, I just want some Muesli, / Neon signs, hidden messages, / Questions, answers, fetishes, / You know you're not in high finance, / Considering second hand underpants, / Check your mind, how'd it get so bad? / What happened to those other underpants you had, / Look in your pockets, haven't found a cent yet, / Landlords on your balls, have you paid your rent yet?

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So you think maybe you'll be a prostitute, / Just to pay for your lessons, you're learning the flute, / The ladies won't pay you very much for this, / Looks like you'll never be a concert flautist, / You don't measure up to the expectation / When you're unemployed there's no vacation / No one cares, no one sympathizes / You just stay home and play synthesizers.

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Flight of the Conchords Songs
The Most Beautiful Girl (in the Room) · Robots · I'm Not Crying · Inner City Pressure · Boom · Rock the Party · Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymnoceros · Think About It · Song for Coco · If You're Into It · She-Wolf · Pencils in the Wind · Happy Birthday, Sally · Song for Sally · Business Time · Bowie · Bret, You Got It Going On · Albi the Racist Dragon · Mutha'uckas · Leggy Blonde · Foux du Fafa · A Kiss Is Not a Contract · Mermaids · Ladies of the World · The Prince of Parties · Cheer Up, Murray · Frodo (Don't Wear the Ring) · Bret's Angry Dance · Doggy Bounce · Rejected · Femident Toothpaste · Angels · Sugalumps · You Don't Have to be A Prostitute · Rap (Is Not Very Good) · Hurt Feelings (Reprise) · Stay Cool · Like In My Dreams · Friends · Too Many Dicks on the Dance Floor · Do Australians Feel Love · Carol Brown · We're Both in Love with a Sexy Lady · Canine Pepilepsy · Love is Your Weapon of Choice · I Love Dogs with Epilepsy · Scarborough Fair · Demon Woman · 오! 그대여 춤추자 · Fashion is Danger · Bret's Day · I Told You I Was Freaky · Petrov, Yelyena, & Me
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