United Kingdom Lyrics

ABC


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 : 7 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
There`s a gang I`ve just joined
There`s a gang I`ve just joined
Three million strong you`d agree
Four million strong you`d agree
Enrollment was easy, so easy
Getting out proves to be the difficulty

From Land`s End to John O`Groats
From Land`s End to John O`Groats
They are making ends meet
Mending holes in their coat
Fasting and feasting on bread and margarine
Burning dreams build upon buried hopes

United Kingdom - you`d better ring them
You`ve a solution - you better bring them
United Kingdom - United Kingdom
You`ve a solution - you better bring them

Opportunity, I guess they all came and went
Finding it hard
Finding the rent you`ll find it funny
With your finger running down
Situations vacant
In school he was an athlete
Now he`s not so self-assured
"After all of these O-levels is this my reward?"
There`s a silent majority, that`s seen and
never heard from Charles I, Charles II
To Charles III

United Kingdom - you`d better ring them
You`ve a solution - you better bring them
United Kingdom - United Kingdom

This busted, rusted, upper-crusted
Bankrupted done and dusted
No-man-to-be-trusted United Kingdom

Proud to stand beneath the Union Jack?
Happy dealing up a no ace pack?
Polishing black boots
Priming the riot squad
There go I but for the grace of God
Covering up the agony with mindless entertainment
You`ll be happy when they`re ripping up the pavement
Bringing down the axe on steelworks and foundries
Someone said love knows no boundaries
Close your eyes and think of England
Lie back and think of her

United Kingdom - you better ring them
You`ve a solution - you better bring them



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