A young boy tightens the belt on his baggy jeans
And checks out his spiky hair
Looks into the mirror and smiles to himself
As he wonders what to wear
He says bye to his sister, she kisses his face
His mother clears the plates
"Be careful out there and you have some fun
But remember don't be late."

Made in Britain with a different skin
And a heart like you and me
This may sound dumb
But something's wrong
This kingdom ain’t so free
England, bloody England
My Power and Glory
After all the trials of history
Can we write a better story?
DisUnited Kingdom

He walks the road but somehow takes a different path
And realises bit too late
It's the wrong side of town where something went down
Finds it’s one against eight
And though he can’t see the knife he feels the blade sting
As it pierces through his skin
There’s blood everywhere he can’t see or hear
Is this the world that we live in?

Made in Britain with a different skin
But a heart like you and me
This may sound dumb
But something's wrong
This kingdom ain’t so free
England, bloody England
My Power and Glory
After all the trials of history
Can we write a better story?
DisUnited Kingdom

The screams of his family are louder than his
As they hear about his death
He’s only a boy he’s just started out
Now he's breathed his final breath
And what of us in England ask those hearts of stone
Is this to be our way?
And after all the bloody history
Do the children have to pay?

Made in Britain with a different skin
But a heart like you and me
This may sound dumb
But something's wrong
This kingdom ain’t so free
England, bloody England
My Power and Glory
After all the trials of history
Can we write a better story?
DisUnited Kingdom

Each child is loved the same
Each person the same hopes and dreams, aspirations for the future
Each parent wants the best for their child
Each child is loved and in need of loving, regardless of where they live, how they speak, and what they eat
Who says what's in a funny name?
Take away the different accent and the initial wave of resentment, then get used to it, or don’t get used to it
Open up your mind and start to enjoy the world you’ve been placed in whether you like it or not.


Lyrics submitted by pittsburghgirl92

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