"This Is Not Your Country" as written by and Steven Patrick/whyte Morrissey....
Road blocks and fire
Barb wire upon barb wire
This is not your country

Armoured cars, corrugated scars
Graffiti scrawls:
"This is not your country"

Home sweet fortress
Gunshot - we hate your kind
Get back!
This is not your country

I need some air
And I'm stopped and repeatedly questioned:
"Born and raised ?"
But this is not my country

We're old news
All's well
Say BBC scum
One child shot, but so what?

Laid my son
In a box, three feet long
And I still don't know why

A short walk home becomes a run
And I'm scared
In my own country

We're old news
All's well
Say BBC scum
Everybody's under control
Of our surveillance globes

We're old news
All's well
And thirty years could be a thousand
And this Peugeot ad
Spins round in my head
British soldier pointing a gun
And I'm only trying to post a letter
A short walk home becomes a run
And I'm scared, and I'm scared, I am scared

Old news
All's well
BBC scum

You've got more than the dead, so zip up your mouth
Zip up your mouth
Zip up your mouth
Zip up your mouth (repeated)


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  • +1
    General CommentThe song title is taken from a line in the film "Romper Stomper"

    I think this song is about the situation in Northern Ireland, which Morrissey is obviously connected to through his Irish/English heritage.
    kickerconspiracyon September 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYes- he confirmed this in the notes for the Maladjusted reissue. A haunting song, very sad and impassioned.
    PlunderingDesireon April 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLaid my son in a box 3 feet long...and I still don't know why...
    blood_victoron June 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentzip UP your Mouth. Unlike most successful pop icons, Morrissey is more potent with each passing...

    A friend to the end. a fiend in my heart. Hard as nails, kids.
    blood_victoron June 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWe're old news
    All's well
    Say BBC scum
    Everybody's under control
    Of our surveillance globes

    I feel this is the idea that the media will cover a story until it becomes old news. A child is shot dead somewhere, but that is not today's story and so what does it matter? It is the way that the news will show you one thing they consider important and completely ignore another.
    fleaaaaaaon January 15, 2007   Link

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