Who Sang The Republic? Gang of Four

Gang of Four Solid Gold cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1981-3
Genre: Rock
Style: No Wave/Art Rock/Experimental
length: 3:20
producer: Dave Allen, Hugo Burnham, Jon King, Andy Gill and Jimmy Douglass
arranger: Gang of Four
Some other versions of "The Republic"

Lyrics

Make the grade in our republic
We all are loyal subjects
The paper stirring dregs of no great causes
Action is none of my business

I'm unconcerned with what's in store
(I don't give a shit what's in store)
I'm unconcerned with what's in store

Better take smaller chances
And bugger with the consequences
Between the insults whirr and click
Connections made - some stick

Nationals in our republic
We all see the same subject
Each day we reason up some other causes
Action is none of my business

I'm unconcerned with what's in store
(I don't give a shit what's in store)
I'm unconcerned with what's in store

Better take smaller chances
And bugger with the consequences
Between the insults whirr and click
Connections made - some stick

Know your place in our republic
Talk of the future is our main subject
Rations - we'd like more but we make less noises
Action is none of my business

I'm unconcerned with what's in store
(I don't give a shit what's in store)
I'm unconcerned with what's in store

Better take smaller chances
And bugger the consequences
Between the insults whirr and click
Connections made - some stick


Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Paralysed
  • 2 What We All Want
  • 3 If I Could Keep It for Myself
  • 4 Outside the Trains Don’t Run on Time
  • 5 Why Theory?
  • 6 Cheeseburger
  • 7 The Republic
  • 8 In the Ditch
  • 9 A Hole in the Wallet
  • 10 He’d Send In the Army

  • Release information
    label: EMI
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin