Think of England

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about

Conceived from riffs and ideas written back in 1984, and later constructed as a piece of music on computer in 1990. It took us two years to convert the rather over complex machine driven arrangement into a more playable “live” song. At the time of writing the involvement in European issues filled the news, and the song tries to capture the typical paranoia that was everywhere. The song is a mickey-take, the title, as conceived fully was “Lie Back and Think of England while Europe… shafts you”.

lyrics

Britannia sits on sinking throne
She looks around on emerald home alone
Across the airwaves comes the crashing of deceit
As they call you to meet, sell your soul on the street
Woah oh……

But they all think of England
Yes, they’ll all think of England
Yes they‘ll all put you down
(woah-woah-woah oh oh oh)
And they all think of England

Britannia stands on open sea
Whilst underground the drilling ceased
Instead of coal they dig a hole for hands to meet
There’s no need for a fleet
And the rabies’ a treat
Woah oh……..

But they all think of England
Yes, they’ll all think of England
Yes they‘ll all put you down
(woah-woah-woah oh oh oh)
And they all think of England

Britannia drifts on open sea
(Britannia drifts on open sea)
Uncharted icebergs loom quite near
(Uncharted icebergs loom quite near)
As Neptune sinks and waves goodbye to one and all
Hear the audience applaud, the new PM’s called Delore

But they all think of England
Yes, they’ll all think of England
Yes they‘ll all put you down
(woah-woah-woah oh oh oh)

And they all think of England
Yes, they’ll all think of England
Yes they‘ll all put you down
(woah-woah-woah oh oh oh)
And they all think of England

Icebergs looming very near
Sing and wave goodbye, I fear
Icebergs looming very near
Sing and wave goodbye, I fear
Icebergs looming very near
Sing and wave goodbye, I fear
Icebergs looming very near
Sing and wave goodbye…

credits

from Monument, released April 17, 2001
John Youdale
Bob Mulvey
Peter Cornforth

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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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