I'm a Judeo-Christian morality
With a Greco-Roman intellect
It's the way we're short-wired
It's a civilizing force that demands respect

From the Baltic to the Straits Of Gibraltar
A blue flag gold star sparks a brand new empire
Ours to build, ours the choice

I'm in an European Super State
Every citizen required to debate
I'm in an European Super State
Every citizen required to debate

Why are the proud descendants of Plato
Paying off more debts accommodating NATO?
We the caretakers of democracy
No longer tolerate this hypocrisy

Baltic to the Straits Of Gibraltar
A blue flag gold star sparks a brand new empire
Ours to build, ours the choice

I'm in an European Super State
Every citizen required to debate
I'm in an European Super State
Every citizen required to debate

Old Europe
Old Europe
Old Europe
Old Europe
Old Europe
Old Europe

I'm a Judeo-Christian morality
With a Greco-Roman intellect
It's the way we're short wired
It's a civilizing force that demands respect

From the Baltic to the Straits of Gibraltar
A blue flag gold star sparks a brand new empire
Ours to build, ours the choice

I'm in an European Super State
Every citizen required to debate
I'm in an European Super State
Every citizen required to debate


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    Song MeaningJaz Coleman: That was a jam that we did in the studio. Youth's dad was there and he said 'this is great!' He started dancing with a glass of white wine and a cigarette in his hand. It ran very quickly from this.
    If you look at the song 'Europe' on our fifth album [Night Time 1985_] — Geordie's a passionate admirer of Rifkind and the European Dream, and we're all supporters of the European Ideal, I know Big Paul is and Geordie is passionately, so it's just a continuation of our convictions. The origins of the European Union are Jan Huss from Prague in the 1600s. His original idea is worth studying because it's based on the arts, it's based on spirituality. At that time Prague was a bastion of hermeticism and Rosicrucianism and alchemy against the Roman Catholic church, so it's worth looking at our roots there, and that's what we did with this track. It's quite prophetic when you look at the second verse — "why are the proud descendents of Plato paying off more debts accommodating NATO?" It's what we call the triple-headed head-dress of the jester — the 'Shin', as we call it — which is a prophetic current that runs through Killing Joke lyrics when they are accurate transmissions.
    sepultura1987on February 11, 2012   Link
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    General Comment"Why are the proud descendants of Plato
    Paying off more debts accommodating NATO?"

    Because they want to have six-hour work days and retire at 55. They're welcome to do that if they can make it work without taking money from other countries where they work 40 hours a week and retire in their 60s.
    Hunson April 18, 2016   Link

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