"Socialist Serenade" as written by and Bradfield/jones/moore....
What's the point in an education
When you have to pay for the privilege
This side of the truth where no sun shines
They don't count the cripples and the blind

I was thinking everybody had a chance
Like a dream stretched way too far
All this time such a debt to the city
I don't know who's the real enemy

This is a socialist serenade
Yes I have money but I hate champagne
This is a socialist serenade
I can't see the past anywhere

Some greater benefit for the people
Ha ha ha ha we all believed in you
Is it about the politics of celebrity
Or endless days in the sun of Tuscany

This is a socialist serenade
Yes I have money but I hate champagne
This is a socialist serenade
I can't see the past anywhere, anywhere

This is a socialist serenade
Yes I have money but I hate champagne
This is a socialist serenade
I can't see the past anywhere, anywhere

Change your name to New
Forget the fucking Labour


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    General CommentGood comeback to accusations of being a champagne socialist and i love the last two lines.
    Dr Strangeloveon December 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThere's another version, somewhere, that has a longer bit on the end, specifically attacking several New Labour figures [can't rememeber all of them as I've never actualy heard it, jsut read it on another site] - Robin Cook was one, and Prescott might have been another.

    To my mind, the song is more about NL's reversal of previous Labourite stances; the chorus, to me, may be ironic, a quibble, essentially, over a language issue. The despair of 'I can't see the past, anywhere' to me indicated that feeling that the party is now divorced from it's roots and unrecogniseable to it's former members.
    Anrocaon May 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think Anroca pretty much got this right,
    I think it's bout how people believed in labour during the time tories were in power but new labour has lost the values it held.
    Change your name to New
    Forget the fucking Labour
    latristessedureraon April 24, 2008   Link

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