"Chant" as written by Keith Levene, Richard Nother, John Wardle and John Lydon....
Voice moaning in a speaker
Never really get too close
Only a gimmick, pointed fingers
Never more serious sight
Wouldn't waste the effort on entertainment
Out of control, mob running wild
All you ever get is all you steal
Side of London that the tourists never see
Angle ambiance


Don't know why I bother
There's nothing in it for me
The more I see the less I get
The likes of you and me are an embarrassment


It's not important
It's not worth a mention in the Guardian
Every librarian has its theory
Chant chant angle ambiance



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"Chant" as written by John Wardle John Lydon

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    General CommentThe "chant" of the title (not written here) appears to be "Love war, feel hate" repeated by Levene or Wobble throughout, although for the chorus, Lydon repeats the word... "Chant, chant, chant, chant...." Also, the "voice moaning" isn't a lyric, it's a song description (which should be in parantheses [or brackets]). Anyway...

    I think it's about the inherent mob mentality in much human behaviour, how we can be influenced to say or do things because "everyone else does", comparing it to the team chanting at a sporting event. It's also, I think, about the right-wing politicians of the time who'd use such a mentality (see "Go Back").
    Cynothoglyson June 29, 2007   Link

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