"Think of England" as written by and Chris Corner....
In the grip of a winter came love and greed
Insane with faith, I took the driving front seat
In the lowlight comfort of Berlin streets
The calm from emptiness duetted with my body heat

I was alone at the front line
The message I was told was to triumph at
The joy of a lifetime

I just can't think of England
I can't see the picture
I'm still running from the fire, the fire

I just can't think of England
I can't see the picture
I'm still running from the fire, the fire, the fire

In the twilight hours of nervous rest
I bought the peace before believing the threats
In a foreign field, I cut all regrets
But the boys in stories just repeat themselves in a fucked up mess

I was alone for the first time
The message I was told was to triumph at
The joy of a lifetime

I just can't think of England
I can't see the picture
I'm still running from the fire, the fire

I just can't think of England
I can't see the picture
I'm still running from the fire, the fire

I just can't think of England
Can't see the picture
(Ah)
Can't see the picture
(Ah)
Can't see the picture


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"Think Of England" as written by Chris Corner

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    General CommentChris has said himself in several interviews that Think Of England is him re-obsessing over how he felt in england before moving to berlin. How depressed and suffocated he was.
    Also, 'Think Of England' is a reference to a saying from the Tudor times, when Queens and upper class women were told to 'lie back and think of england' when having sex with their husband King (who they do not love).
    AMAZING SONG anyhow :)
    electrogirl94on January 01, 2010   Link
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    General Commenta comment on the lyrics; I read that someone heard "triumph at the joy of a lifetime" instead of "try and find" I'm not sure which is the correct option there because it's difficult to hear.

    Love the song, lyrically it is a lot more straight forward than many of the previous songs.
    blacknbluetanon November 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah, blacknbluetan, you're right. I saw IAMX live recently and they played this song and it was clearly "triumph at/and the joy of a lifetime" instead of "try and find" !

    this is an amazing song, I'm sure the new album will be fantastic!
    coloursoundson December 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHi! I found out that:
    it's 'I bought the peace', not beast
    And 'the boys in stories' rather than poisoned stories.
    ListenerSeon January 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyer blacknbluetan even on the cd it sounds like "triumph at the joy of a lifetime
    imaginarybeingon April 18, 2009   Link
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    General Commentcant wait till the new album!!
    imaginarybeingon April 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great running song
    ImAvampireon May 23, 2009   Link

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