Who Sang Here Come the People in Grey? The Kinks

The Kinks Muswell Hillbillies cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Ray Davies
release date: 1971-11-24
genres: Jazz Rock Blues Pop
styles: Folk Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:45
producer: Ray Davies
I got a letter this morning with serious news that's gone and ruined my day,
The borough surveyor's used compulsory purchase to acquire my domaine,
They're gonna pull up the floors, they're gonna knock down the walls,
They're gonna dig up the drains.

Here come the people in grey they're gonna take me away to Lord knows where,
But I'm so unprepared I got no time to pack and I got nothing to wear,
Here come the people in grey,
To take me away.

Me and my baby's gonna get on a train that's gonna take us away,
I'm gonna live in a tent, we're gonna pay no more rent we're gonna pay no more rates,
We're gonna live in a field, we're gonna buy me gun, to keep the policemen away.

I'm gonna pass me a brand new resolution,
I'm gonna fight me a one man revolution, someway,
Gonna beat those people in grey,
But here come the people in grey,
To take me away.

The people in grey have gone and taken away my right to voice my complaint,
Her Majesty's Government have sent me a form I must complete it today.
But it's making me blue, don't want to tell all my secrets to
The people in grey.

I'm gonna pass me a brand new resolution,
I'm gonna fight me a one man revolution, someway,
Gonna start my rebellion today.
But here come the people in grey,
To take me away.

Oh, Lord, those people in grey,
I gotta get back at those people in grey,
Here come the people in grey,
To take me away.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 20th Century Man
  • 2 Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues
  • 3 Holiday
  • 4 Skin and Bone
  • 5 Alcohol
  • 6 Complicated Life
  • 7 Here Come the People in Grey
  • 8 Have a Cuppa Tea
  • 9 Holloway Jail
  • 10 Oklahoma U.S.A.
  • 11 Uncle Son
  • 12 Muswell Hillbilly

  • Album Information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin