Who Sang Ballad of J.J. Decay? Anti-Nowhere League

Anti-Nowhere League We Are... The League / Live in Yugoslavia cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Rock
Style: Punk
length: 5:17
writer: Nick Culmer, Chris Exall
Well gather around you boys now and listen to the man
He says we've fought evaded but united we will stand
We'll sacrifice the older ones living in the past
We'll burn up their religions and we'll all be free at last
We'll put a hat upon his head and then we'll call him God

And then we'll share our health in him like peas do in a pod
This is the story of a man with his future in his head
But no-one ever listens to him when he's dead
We're all getting older
The light is on and bolder
We're all getting older

We'll follow him throughout the land obeying his command
We'll dance a sort of hatred that we think we understand
The children came a-running from their houses of decay
And laid the trust upon a fool who found a better way
He preach the words of wisdom with his hands and with his mouth

Then everyone believed him and then he believed himself
This is the story of a man with his future in his head
But no-one ever listens to him when he's dead
We're all getting older
The light is on and bolder

We're all getting older
Decay

(Spoken voice in background of Neville Chamberlain)
"This morning I had another talk with the German
Chancellor Herr Hitler.
Here is the paper which bears his name upon it
as well as mine. We regard the agreement signed
last night as symbolic of the desire of our two
peoples never to go to war with one another again." )

We're all getting older
The light is on and bolder
We're all getting older
Decay
The year had come and gone and everyone began to see

Why did we follow such a fool in such a mindless way?
Let's turn our hatred to this man - we know he's just a fraud
We crucify him with the rest and find another God
How many times have you heard someone's coming here to say
That from your hell on earth that you will love until your grave

This is the story of a man with nothing in his head
And no-one's going to listen to you when you're dead
We're all getting older
The light is on and bolder

We're all getting older
We're all getting older
We're all getting older
We're all getting older
We're all getting older
We're all getting older
We're all getting older

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 We Are the League
  • 2 Animal
  • 3 Woman
  • 4 Can't Stand Rock 'n' Roll
  • 5 (We Will Not) Remember You
  • 6 Snowman
  • 7 Streets of London
  • 8 I Hate... People (remix)
  • 9 'Reck a Nowhere
  • 10 World War III
  • 11 Nowhere Man
  • 12 Let's Break the Law (remix)
  • 13 So What
  • 14 I Hate... People
  • 15 Let's Break the Law
  • 16 Woman
  • 17 Rocker
  • 18 Noddy
  • 19 Animal
  • 20 For You
  • 21 Ballad of J.J. Decay
  • 22 Woman (alternative mix)
  • 23 We Are the League
  • 24 Animal
  • 25 I Hate... People
    CD 2
  • 1 Let's Break the Law
  • 2 Streets of London
  • 3 Let the Country Feed You
  • 4 We Will Survive
  • 5 I Hate People
  • 6 Snowman
  • 7 For You
  • 8 Going Down
  • 9 Woman
  • 10 Can't Stand Rock 'n' Roll
  • 11 So What
  • 12 'Reck a Nowhere
  • 13 Paint It Black
  • 14 We Are the League