"It Could Be You" as written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Steven Alexander James and David Rowntree....
Churchill got his lucky number
But tomorrow there's another
Could be me could be you
No silver spoon
Sticky teeth they rot too soon
You've got to have the best tunes
Or that's it you've blown it

All we want is to be happy
In our homes like happy families
Be the man on the beach with
The world at his feet
Yes, it could be you

The likely lads
Are picking up the uglies
Yesterday they were just puppies
Beery slurs now life's a blur
Telly addicts
You should see them at it
Getting in a panic
Will we be there
Trafalgar Square?

So don't worry
If it's not your lucky number
Because tomorrow there is another
Could be you, could be me

Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"It Could Be You" as written by David Rowntree Steven Alexander James

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +4
    General CommentIt's about the National Lottery, which was introduced around the time this song came out. 'It could be you' was the slogan they used. So essentially the songs starts out by pointing what a scam the lottery is, how it sells hope to people trapped poverty although their chances of winning are around 14 million to 1. The Churchill reference is to the money given to Winston's Churchill's grandson to buy his granfather's papers - it was very controversial that money meant for good causes should be given to a rich Tory idiot. Which contrasts with the working-class people (also satirised in the song) who buy lottery tickets and dream of escape.

    Oh, and Telly Addicts was a rubbish TV programme with Noel Edmonds on which families answered questions about TV programmes.
    ntwjoneson January 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy no one haven't commented this song. It's awesome. One of the best in The Great Escape. It's just an amaizing song about how the life can "All we want is to be happy in our homes like happy families Be the man on the beach with the world at his feet"
    DoubleUon January 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentpumkinhed: ME TOO!

    ntwjones: you've summed it up perfectly.

    the best part is the beginning-- 'Cha-cha-cha Churchill' ;)
    anopeon October 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen Damon sings "telly addicts", I always hear
    "geriatrics"...for all you who don't quite understand that's old folks
    pumkinhedon September 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"All we want is to be happy in our homes like happy families Be the man on the beach with the world at his feet"

    -I have a feeling this is about contrasting goals in life; We're being sold a dream of luxury and privelige but a simple existence with loved ones is preferable.

    A bit simplistic maybe, but I think that the only way to be truly content is by being in the right relationship with each other -and God.
    ShineYouDiamondon October 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow people really believe that they're in with a chance of winning the lottery and living the high life.
    phys2104on September 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's a criticism of that idea of happiness that most people have (money, perfect family, etc)
    ballendaion July 13, 2011   Link

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