"Towers Of London" as written by and Andy Partridge....
Towers of London
when they had built you
did you watch over the men who fell
Towers of London
when they had built you
Victoria's gem found in somebody's hell

Pavements of gold leading to the underground
Grenadier Guardsmen walking pretty ladies around
fog is the sweat of the never never navvies who pound
spikes in the rails to their very own heaven

Bridges of muscles spanning so long and high
merchants from Stepney walking pretty ladies by
rain is the tears of the never never navvies who cry
for the bridge that doesn't go
in the direction of Dublin

And I've seen it in a painting
and I've seen it in engraving
and I've seen it in their faces
clear as children's chalk lines on the paving

Towers of London
la la Londinium


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  • +2
    General CommentExcellent song...wonderfully English. These guys made some of most British sounding Brit pop ever. Check out the awesome guitar solo.
    MrLongroveon March 12, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThat was about as funny and pointful as filming my limp-dick swaying in the wind...

    ...no wait...that is actually pretty funny...
    The Distortedon October 04, 2006   Link
  • -3
    General Commentthis song stole lyrics from vanilla ice!

    Vanilla's: Whipping MCs like a pound of bacon.
    Go crazy when I hear a cymbal.
    High-hat or a souped-up tempo.

    towers of london:
    go crazy when I hear a cymbal
    And a hi hat with a souped up tempo

    yet they still r cooler!
    rufiohaspanon August 02, 2006   Link
  • -3
    General Commentthis song stole lyrics from vanilla ice!

    Vanilla's: Whipping MCs like a pound of bacon.
    Go crazy when I hear a cymbal.
    High-hat or a souped-up tempo.

    towers of london:
    go crazy when I hear a cymbal
    And a hi hat with a souped up tempo

    yet they still r cooler!
    rufiohaspanon August 02, 2006   Link

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