I walk along this same old lonely street
Still trying to find, find a reason
Policeman comes and smacks me in the teeth
I don't complain, it's not my function
A reference to the racism in the police force that still continues to this day. As part of the apathetic generation that existed in the time, bred not to care about anything but how others perceive them, Golding doesn't feel like he should complain. Why kick up a fuss, right?