This Is England

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  • I hear a gang fire on a human factory farm
    Are they howling out or doing somebody harm
    On a catwalk jungle somebody grabbed my arm
    A voice spoke so cold it matched the weapon in her palm

    This is England
    This knife of Sheffield steel
    This is England
    This is how we feel

    Time on his hands freezing in those clothes
    He won't go for the carrot
    They beat him by the pole
    Some sunny day confronted by his soul
    He's out at sea, too far off, he can't go home

    This is England
    What we're supposed to die for
    This is England
    And we're never gonna cry no more

    Black shadow of the Vincent
    Falls on a Triumph line
    I got my motorcycle jacket
    But I'm walking all the time
    South Atlantic wind blows
    Ice from a dying creed
    I see no glory
    When will we be free

    This is England
    We can chain you to the rail
    This is England
    We can kill you in a jail

    The British boots go kick them
    Got 'em in the head
    Police ain't watchin'
    The newspapers been read
    Who cares to protest
    A (???) in the eye like a flare
    Out came the batons and
    The British warned themselves

    This is England
    The land of (il)legal dances
    This is England
    Land of a thousand stances
    This is England
    This knife of Sheffield steel
    This is England
    This is how we feel
    This is England
    This is EnglandWriter/s: BERNARD RHODES, JOE STRUMMER
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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