East Of Arabia

from by Glacier

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What a wonderful country we live in. The mother of Parliament, the home of the railways, the greatest empire the world has ever seen … or perhaps not. Could it be the evil face of imperialism … a face not unlike a bulldog. Our Colonel is based upon the Colonel Blimp character … all Marquis of Queensberry rules etc. Yes, the trusty shield of British Justice and the honourable sword of fair play strikes yet another blow for Queen and country.


If the beast is giving you trouble
Remove the tooth and nail the naked claws
Have no soul so why not destroy them
Ancients with hazy dreams and gods and dust
Christian god is always forgiving
Let’s see it happen in our life and times
Makes us think that Lords is a place where
Supremacy is shown to one and all

The heat, the heat of the night
East that East of Arabia
Sweet are the spices of India
Small, small are the souls of desire

Sergeant Major you are a cool one
Hey have you seen those native’s leap and scream
Indian Colonial hybrid
Here where they sell art nouveau western world
We’ve tried by keeping all of them happy
Feeding them karma sutra heavy dreams
Have no soul so why not destroy them
Why can’t they learn to fight on even terms

Sign your name on the dotted line
Cos Kitchiner thinks you’re just fine
Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag
If you think civvie life’s a drag

Don’t you know I’m leaving
Don’t you know I’ve gone
I’ve told you many a time
And now this time is here

Damn natives got no sense of dignity
Had an uprising just before tea
Killed them all and was back for Six
In time for After Eights

Remember when we had caviar
Back in Delhi ’Twenty-four
The best Regiment in India
Won their VC’s by the score

Your body’s now broken
And your eyes they can’t see in the dark
You’re no good and evil
Yet you still walk your dog in the park
Yet you still walk your dog in the …


from Monument, released April 17, 2001
Alan Husband
John Youdale
Mick King
Dale Harbron



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Glacier are a melodic progressive rock band based in the North East of England and have been in existence since the late 70's early 80's. All music is their own original work.

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