"Don't Expect Roses" as written by and Andrew Cairns....
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Well this is taking everything
Everything that I can stand
And you look like the enemy
With the answers hidden in your hands

You can tell yourself everything is fine
But don't be fooled by the sunshine
And don't expect roses
Don't expect roses

I'm thinking
Watching London sink in the Thames
I'm using all my energy
Wasted, used, recycled and drained

Maybe I'll find you sympathy
Somewhere near the end of the century
But don't expect roses
Don't expect roses

The hooligans are loose
The hooligans are loose
The hooligans are loose
The hooligans are loose
You should pay some attention to me
I won't stop throwing 'til everything's broken

So don't expect roses
Don't expect roses
Don't expect roses
Don't expect roses
Don't expect roses (Roses)
Don't expect roses (Roses)
So don't expect roses

Roses (Roses)
Don't expect roses (Roses)
Roses (Roses)
Don't expect roses (Roses)

Don't expect roses (Roses)
Don't expect roses (Roses)
Don't expect roses (Roses)
Don't expect roses (Roses)
Don't expect roses (Roses)
Don't expect roses

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"Don't Expect Roses" as written by Andrew Cairns

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    General CommentThis was released shortly after the Labour party won the 1997 election in Britain. Traditionally, Labour had been a left-wing, moderately socialist party, however, for years they had been losing out to the Conservatives, and during the mid 90s they moved more toward the political centre, and started being known as 'New Labour'. After they won, so many people were overjoyed that the Conservatives were out, not realising that New Labour was really just a more acceptable version of the Conservatives now. This song is about that, and offers a more pessimistic view of the Labour victory. Interestingly, New Labour's symbol is a rose, which is what I assume gives the song it's title and chorus.
    infotainment_ladon September 10, 2005   Link

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