Frank Turner - Once We Were Anarchists Lyrics

Frank Turner Sleep Is for the Week cover art
release date: 2007-1-17
popularity : 129 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Acoustic/Punk/Folk Rock
length: 3:50
The demonstrations got boring br />
Well it was obvious that the government was ignoring us.
It抯 hard to drag yourself through empty streets
On an empty stomach and no sleep.
The shortcomings got clearer,
As the price we paid got dearer and dearer.
It抯 supposed to be a case of give and take br />
Well I was feeling the give and making a mistake.

And I抳e heard it said that the unexamined life
Isn抰 much worth living, and I抦 sure they抮e right.
But it抯 hard to keep on fighting the good fight
When no one else seems bothered, yeah,
When no one抯 on your side.

I抳e got friends who are bankers,
And it抯 an easy rhyme to call them wankers,
But I must say I envy the way that they live
In a style that抯 all take and no give,
While I抦 playing the Lone Ranger,
Riding to the rescue of six billion strangers,
Armed with only unoriginal songs
And a sense that something抯 wrong.

And I must admit that I抦 tired of saying 搉oall the time.
But I must admit that I don抰 really know what would be right.
And if politics is helping all the people then my political career is pretty fucked,
Because the truth is I don抰 like people all that much.

The times they aren抰 a-changing br />
Yeah, England抯 still shit and it抯 still raining,
And everybody抯 jaded and tired and bored
And no one lifts a finger because
It抯 just not in our culture.
Our culture is carrion and we抮e all vultures,
And no one seems bothered by this state of play br />
It seems that the stench is with us to stay.

So I had a go, I tried examining life.
It wasn抰 much worth living I guess they抮e right.
And I抦 tired of fighting a fight that抯 not my fight.
But so is everybody else we抮e all on the same side.

I抦 young enough to be all pissed off
But I抦 old enough to be jaded.
I抦 of the age where I want things to change
But with age my hopes have faded.
I抦 young and bored of being young and bored br />
If I was old I could say I抎 seen it all before.
In short, I抦 tired, and in short I抦 probably fired.
If the revolution doesn抰 want me I don抰 give a shit.

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 The Real Damage
  • 2 Vital Signs
  • 3 Romantic Fatigue
  • 4 A Decent Cup of Tea
  • 5 Father’s Day
  • 6 Worse Things Happen at Sea
  • 7 My Kingdom for a Horse
  • 8 Back in the Day
  • 9 Once We Were Anarchists
  • 10 Wisdom Teeth
  • 11 The Ladies of London Town
  • 12 Must Try Harder
  • 13 The Ballad of Me and My Friends

  • Album Information
    label: Xtra Mile Recordings
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5050954152725
    script: Latin