"Back To Front" as written by Jake Burns and Gordon Archer Ogilvie....
On cheap returns to summer places
Awayday herd, all out in the heat
Kicking black looks in sunshine faces
A race to vote with their feet
Back to front

Flock off to find someone to play with
He's not like us he must be done
Buckets and spades to make your day with
It hurts so good it must be fun

And it's "Made in London town
Fists are up to knuckle down
Because we are the boys who've got the noise and clout"
And it's argue upside down
Black and white and wrong way round
Infight, outright, uptight, downright, inside out
Back to front

Fight on the beaches and back home streets
Welcoming in with outclenched hands
Standing on others with your own feet
You've got to prove that you're a man


I glance over my shoulder
As they head for the past
But I've still got my eyes up ahead
I'm not going back to front

Back to front
Back to front
Back to front, upside down, inside out, wrong way round
Back to front, upside down, inside out, wrong way round
Back to front

Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death

"Back To Front" as written by Gordon Ogilvie Jake Burns

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    General CommentIs it me or is this song about English people being assholes when they go on holidays?
    tronakon May 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsounds plausible but in some parts difficult to understand what exactly they're trying to say
    nevermindthebollockson April 23, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningIt's about the gang culture especially from the 80's of Public Holiday Britain when you had gangs of Skinheads, Mods, casuals etc who went to seaside resorts like Brighton, Margate, Clacton etc to fight each other and especially the overwhelming rascism at the time of groups like the National Front who lead a right wing movement to try to stamp out multiculteralism in Britain at this time.
    robertshawon December 03, 2013   Link

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