"Welcome to the North" as written by and Adam/jordan Nutter....
My time is empty
And I want, I want to break free
Their minds, your minds are always closed
But your mouths, your mouths are always open

You see, you can see, you see the numbers [Repeat: x4]

Where I'm from
Is not who, who I am
But now I'm facing some questions
And they're not, not quite what I want

You know the numbers
Show me the knuckles baby
You know the numbers
Show, show me the knuckles baby
You know the numbers
Show me the knuckles baby
You know the numbers

Welcome to the north
Welcome to the north
Welcome to the north
Oh welcome to the north

You know the numbers
Show me the knuckles baby
You know the numbers
Show, show me the knuckles baby
You know the numbers
Show me the knuckles baby
You know the numbers

Welcome to the north
Welcome to the north
Welcome to the north
Oh welcome to the north

I don't want this
When I come home
It's where I'm from
Yeah it's where I'm from
Yeah it's where I was born
Yeah it's where I'm from

You see, you see the numbers
You see, you see the numbers
You see, you see the numbers


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"Welcome to the North" as written by Robert Harvey Stuart Coleman

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    General CommentI have NO CLUE what this song is about, but I love love love it.

    ..

    well ..

    I wanna say it's about the matrix .. but .. that sounds dumb.
    rtilon February 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentto me it seems like he singing about in the north (of britan presumably) there are many people who are ignorant and violent.

    When the singer returns to the north he realises this fact and gets in a fight.

    "you know the numbers" could be a reference to these people only picking fights when they have superior numbers. or it could be about 'knowing the score'

    anyway the singer no longer feels like they belong or can relate to the people in the north
    freelance_mercenaryon March 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI took it as an anthem, showing pride of Northern England, because that's where the band is from.

    In interviews they go on saying how much they miss their home while touring, but wanting to get out after.

    "Show me the knuckles" basically means they're willing to put up a fight to people who don't like this pride.

    In the end though, they wanna be home in the North.
    ObsessiveFreakon June 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou're right freelance. I read an interview/biography kind of thing and it said it was about returning home and realising its not like you always remember becasue you hav seen so much more to life when travelling.

    still a cracking anthem
    Moochopon June 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a place in England where the music come from called Leeds (or near there). The place is pretty much deprived
    I think the "you see the numbers" is a reference too the motorway signs you have on the way there
    Or, as was said, the weekend culture they have, of getting pissed after football matches and fighting with rival football fans
    ocelotrevson August 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAlso it's him saying that although his old friends are like that, he doesn't want a part of it. He's changed and moved on, and when he goes back home he just wants to relax not get involved with aggro
    ocelotrevson September 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFuck.in yanks .... trying to explain something when you know fu.ck all about it.
    Try throwing a few more stereotypes about north england around...
    MocoManon July 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt wasn't really your country though, was it?
    skalra63on January 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell said skalra63

    As for the song I love it, I still can't decide whether he's defending the north, or saying that he doesn't like it anymore.
    change_iton August 06, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentMocoMan, shut your fucking mouth. All they're trying to do is interpret the song and it looks like they did a damn good job. If your from England (which is what I can assume because you act like you know everything about it), your only proving the "stereotypes" that they were talking about. Your just picking fights with other people who are only trying to give their opinion. And calling them Yanks, that only furthers the stereotype that all english people fucking use that word. Let me tell you something, we kicked your ass out of our country in the American Revolution so until you can come down here with an army, shut your goddamn mouth.
    jesushasabeard03on October 24, 2006   Link

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