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The The Infected cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1986-11-17
Genre: Electronic Rock Pop
Style: Alternative Rock/Synth-pop/Experimental
length: 5:08
producer: Warne Livesey and Matt Johnson
piano: Steve Hogarth
vocal: Matt Johnson
engineer: Warne Livesey
arranger: Warne Livesey
harmonica: Judd Lander
percussion: Luis Jardim
bass guitar: Warne Livesey
assistant engineer: Mark Robinson, Barry Clempson and Peter Woodruffe
instrument: Astarti String Orchestra and Gavyn Wright
keyboard: Matt Johnson
drums (drum set): David Palmer
background vocals: Zeke Manyika, Warne Livesey and Tessa Niles
guitar: Matt Johnson
Some other versions of "Heartland"

Lyrics
Beneath the old iron bridges, across the Victorian parks
And all the frightened people running home before dark
Past the Saturday morning cinema that lies crumbling to the ground
And the piss stinking shopping center in the new side of town
I've come to smell the seasons change and watch the city
As the sun goes down again

Here comes another winter of long shadows and high hopes
Here comes another winter waitin' for utopia
Waitin' for hell to freeze over

This is the land where nothing changes
The land of red buses and blue blooded babies
This is the place, where pensioners are raped
And the hearts are being cut from the welfare state
Let the poor drink the milk while the rich eat the honey
Let the bums count their blessings while they count the money

So many people can't express what's on their minds
Nobody knows them and nobody ever will
Until their backs are broken and their dreams are stolen
And they can't get what they want then they're gonna get angry

Well it ain't written in the papers, but it's written on the walls
The way this country is divided to fall
So the cranes are moving on the skyline
Trying to knock down this town

But the stains on the heartland, can never be removed
From this country that's sick, sad, and confused

Here comes another winter of long shadows and high hopes
Here comes another winter waitin' for utopia
Waitin' for hell to freeze over

The ammunition's being passed and the lords been praised
But the wars on the televisions will never be explained
All the bankers gettin' sweaty beneath their white collars
As the pound in our pocket turns into a dollar

This is the 51st state of the U.S.A.
This is the 51st state of the U.S.A.
This is the 51st state of the U.S.A.
...

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Infected
  • 2 Out of the Blue (Into the Fire)
  • 3 Heartland
  • 4 Angels of Deception
  • 5 Sweet Bird of Truth
  • 6 Slow Train to Dawn
  • 7 Twilight of a Champion
  • 8 The Mercy Beat
  • 9 Infected (12″ version)
  • 10 Sweet Bird of Truth (12″ version)
  • 11 Slow Train to Dawn (12″ version)

  • Release information
    label: Epic
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5099702677028
    script: Latin