"Tired Of England" as written by Gary Powell, Anthony Rossomando, Carl Barat and David Hammond....
How can they be tired of England?
They'll never know the England that we know
Never know where the ones with dreams go, no
Never notice the skies with their eyes down low

We'll never be tired of England
United in rain in the cities
To channel the pain and the pity's woe
To carry them back to the place below

With the blues, the grays
The green, the brown

To lonely nights uptown
Don't let them bring you down
Lonely nights uptown
Don't let them bring us down, no

How can they be tired of London
The scents in the air on a warm day
Generation of hope that sees better days
But moving along in the same old ways

We'll never be tired of London
From Clerkenwell into the city
The state of the rudes is a pity though
Generations of cramps with their kids in tow

With the blues, the grays
The green, the brown

To lonely nights uptown
Don't let them bring you down
Lonely nights uptown
They'll never bring us down, no

While the queen of England sits on her throne
Of bingo cards and chicken bones

Don't drink yourself to a lonely death
In casinos on crystal meth
Don't drink yourself to a lonely death
In casinos on crystal meth

So sing your song of the Banbury-Cross
Don't breathe a word about your loss
Jack Frost, old Nick to follow down
With cut price cars and top shelf porn

How can they be tired of England?
How can they be tired of England?
How can they be tired of England?
How can they be tired of England?


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"Tired of England" as written by Carl Barat Anthony Rossomando

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  • +1
    General Comment'Don't breathe a word about your loss'

    rudyard kipling reference there, a la 'man who would be king' of the libertines. x
    smfon July 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentace song.. pretty obvious meaning.
    deltasunlighton June 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo, "Carl The Cunt": I assume you've formed your opinion without any personal bias against the songs writer? *looks at your username* Obviously not.

    As for the song, it's not too bad. Carl's written better and it was a bad choice for the first single.

    As for the song's meaning:
    It's a mixed sentiment. It's pretty much saying that England can be a bit shit to live in sometimes (and that the queen is basically an irrelevant figure) but ultimately, the good outweighs the bad.
    YellowSummerRoomon June 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell...it's not the best song, but quite catchy. it does sound alot like bang bang you're dead, with the cornet in the beginning and both being first singles..
    sedativeon August 06, 2008   Link
  • -3
    General Commentshite song really, lyrics are wank
    carl the cunton June 25, 2008   Link

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