Monday, January 16, 2006

My Land is Burning

"My Land Is Burning"
By Andy Partridge
From "Fuzzy Warbles Volume Five"

My land is burning
and yet I smell no smoke
no one's laughing here
which is strange my dear
as the government's a joke

my land is burning
and yet I see no flame
we just smoulder mad
while the fat cats add
all our savings to their name

pity me pity me
my fair lady
pity me if you can
as I stabbed myself
with a small black cross
when I voted for that man

my land is burning
yet nothing is alight
but the hell mouth doors
of department stores
while the old must freeze all night

my land is burning
yet nothing good's consumed
but the countryside
by the cars you ride
while in tarmac we're entombed

pity me pity me
my fair lady
pity me if you can
as I stabbed myself
with a small black cross
when I voted for that man

And my land is burning
yet nowhere is it warm
just the street stripped bare
by the crack head stare
of the brain dead skateboy swarm

And my land is burning
while government still lied
you underestimate
all our quiet hate
and the fire still burns inside.


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2 Comments:

Blogger Kevin Wolf said...

Funny how Andy produces one of these tunes every once in a while and they could be used in the moment as the anthem for our crowd. Certainly, it appears he'll never run out of inspiration.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Bobby Lightfoot said...

Dude, I can't stop singing the hook of this serious and somber song to the tune of "My Train Is Coming".

what the christ is my problem?

5:13 PM  

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