United Kingdom

ABC

credits


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Mark White, Martin Fry, Stephen Singleton
album: Track 12 in album Beauty Stab
release date: 1983-11-14
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Art Rock/Pop Rock/Synth-pop
length: 3:20
producer: ABC and Gary Langan
drums: Andy Newmark
vocal: Martin Fry
arranger: Stephen Singleton, Martin Fry and Mark White
alto saxophone: Stephen Singleton
additional percussion: Luis Jardim
strings arranger: ABC and David Bedford
bass guitar: Alan Spenner
baritone saxophone & tenor saxophone: Howie Casey
assistant engineer: John Kurlander, Bob Kraushaar and Keith Nixon
additional oboe: David Theodore
guitar & piano & synthesizer: Mark White
additional recorder: Adrian Brett
composer: Martin Fry, Mark White, Stephen Singleton
lyricist: Martin Fry, Mark White, Stephen Singleton

Album Information

label: Neutron Records
country(area): United Kingdom
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

ABC Beauty Stab cover art

Lyrics

sponsored links

It's likely your browser's cookies are disabled. You'll need to turn cookies on. We can only display part of these lyrics to any suspicious robots due to licensing restrictions.

There`s a gang I`ve just joined
Three million strong you`d agree
Enrollment was easy, so easy

From Land`s End to John O`Groats
Mending holes in their coat
Burning dreams build upon buried hopes
United Kingdom - you`d better ring them
United Kingdom - United Kingdom

Finding it hard
With your finger running down
In school he was an athlete
"After all of these O-levels is this my reward?"
never heard from Charles I, Charles II

You`ve a solution - you better bring them

Bankrupted done and dusted

Happy dealing up a no ace pack?
Priming the riot squad
Covering up the agony with mindless entertainment
Bringing down the axe on steelworks and foundries
Close your eyes and think of England

You`ve a solution - you better bring them

Video

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 That Was Then but This Is Now
  • 2 Love's a Dangerous Language
  • 3 If I Ever Thought You'd Be Lonely
  • 4 The Power of Persuasion
  • 5 Beauty Stab
  • 6 By Default by Design
  • 7 Hey Citizen!
  • 8 King Money
  • 9 Bite the Hand
  • 10 Unzip
  • 11 S.O.S.
  • 12 United Kingdom