Who Sang Another Piece of Red? The Boomtown Rats

The Boomtown Rats Mondo Bongo cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1980-12
Genre: Electronic Pop
Style: New Wave/Synth-pop
length: 2:40
producer: Tony Visconti and The Boomtown Rats
Lyrics
Another Piece of Red

I was reading in New Zealand about Ian Smith
I was thinking they were lucky to be rid of that s___.
The people here can still believe in stiff lips and stiff collars
They're speaking deals in English
But they're making deals in dollars.
They're breaking up an empire
Nobody's buying British
They're calling for an umpire
Nobody's playing cricket
The flags are coming down everybody stands saluting
But somewhere in the distance, I can hear somebody shooting.

And another piece of red left my atlas today.

It's so long Hong Kong and no more Singapore
Those steaming nights of Malta
Goodbye Gibraltar
I'll give you arms for Africa
I'm hungry for India
The sun's set on Australia
And vive le Canada

Theyre breaking up an empire
Nobody's buying British
Calling for an umpire
It really isn't cricket
The flags are coming down
There's a minimum of looting
Somewhere in the distance I can see somebody shooting
And another piece of red left my atlas today.........

*written by Bob Geldof
*from the album "Mondo Bongo"

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Mood Mambo
  • 2 Straight Up
  • 3 This Is My Room
  • 4 Another Piece of Red
  • 5 Go Man Go!
  • 6 Under Their Thumb Is Under My Thumb
  • 7 Please Don’t Go
  • 8 The Elephants Graveyard
  • 9 Banana Republic
  • 10 Fall Down
  • 11 Hurt Hurts
  • 12 Whitehall 1212

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