"Pyongyang" as written by and David Rowntree Steven Alexander James....
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    General CommentDamon, always very clever, is here subverting the cliché that North Korea is a mad dictatorship that keeps its population under a quasi-siege. North Korea is part of a peninsula and Blur is British: the island where he's held and that is darkness itself is Great Britain, so he decides to go live in Pyongyang, to which he goes by plane (on the plane, he looks down from his windom to 'the island'). There, "the perfect avenues / will seem empty without you [his interlocutor that will remain in Britain] / and the pink light that bathes the great leaders [the statues in Pyongyang of Kim Jong-Sun and Kim Jong-Il] is fading".
    fábio1000on June 11, 2015   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song. Am very clueless as to any great meaning but it's so sad yet uplifting too... Blur at their best.
    stepheneemon June 26, 2015   Link

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