The History of the World Lyrics

Gang of Four


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Andy Gill, Jon King
album: Track 7 in album Songs of the Free
release date: 1982
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genres: Rock Funk / Soul
styles: Leftfield/Alternative Rock/Disco
length: 4:44

Cover Art

Gang Of Four Songs of the Free cover art
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When I was in my mothers womb
Social structure seemed a simple thing
After birth I cursed my luck
Then went down to breakfast

What I know fills me up
It is an everlasting cup
What I believe will never change
My consolation for the night

Mother had for me an egg
I understood the relations of production
She always provided for me
That's where I lost my naivety ?
Stability is in my mind
I associate with my kind
Charity, it fills my heart
To help the poor in Africa

[Chorus: x6]
Good, yes, you've done well
Here is a small prize
The history of the world


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Call Me Up
  • 2 I Love a Man in a Uniform
  • 3 We Live as We Dream, Alone
  • 4 It Is Not Enough
  • 5 Life! It’s a Shame
  • 6 I Will Be a Good Boy
  • 7 The History of the World
  • 8 Muscle for Brains
  • 9 Of the Instant