"Cap In Hand" as written by and Charles Stobo/reid Reid....
I could tell the meaning of a word like serene
I got some 'O' Grades when I was sixteen
I can tell the difference between margarine and butter
I can say "Saskatchewan" without starting to stutter

But I can't understand why we let someone else rule our land
We're Cap in Hand

I could get a broken jaw from being in a fight
I know its evening when day turns to night
I can understand why Stranraer lie so lowly
They could save a lot of points by signing Hibs Goalie

But I can't understand why we let someone else rule our land
We're Cap in Hand

We fight, when they ask us
We boast, then we cower
We beg
For a piece of
What's already ours

Once I thought I could make God a bribe
So I said I was in his lost tribe
Getting handouts can be so frustrating
"Get in line son, there's five million waiting"

I can't understand why you let someone else rule your land
You're Cap In Hand.


Lyrics submitted by JamesD

"Cap in Hand" as written by Craig Morris Reid Charles Stobo Reid

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  • +2
    General Commentyes this song is brilliant pretty much just says fuck the englsh and get off our land
    i am scottish and i feel that way
    enemaofthestat3on March 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGot to love a song thats telling people to get off your butt and stick up for your "country" in this case being Scottland.
    lordfinxon January 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFRREEEEDOOOMMMMMM!!!!
    Castle742on June 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite proclaimers song.
    Spudlyon October 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSCOTLAND!!

    (I'm American but I'm obsessed with Scotland. I would so much rather visit Glasgow or Edinburgh than England!)
    NineMuseson February 04, 2014   Link
  • -2
    General CommentThis song is AMAZING!
    Scots didn't really fight for their country. They just let England walk in and take over.
    If I was Scottish, I'd be really upset.

    Getting handouts can be so frustrating
    "Get in line son, there's five million waiting"

    (my FAVOURITE lines from this song)
    ZooaRooon January 08, 2010   Link

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