"Flag Day" as written by Paul Heaton, Ian Peter Cullimore and Anthony Key....
Too many Florence Nightingales
Not enough Robin Hoods
Too many halos not enough heroes
Coming up with the goods

So you though you'd like to change the world
Decided to stage a jumble sale
For the poor, for the poor

It's a waste of time if you know what they mean
Try shaking a box in front of the Queen
'Cause her purse is fat and bursting at the seams
It's a waste of time if you know what they mean

Too many hands in too many pockets
Not enough hands on hearts
Too many ready to call it a day
Before the day starts

So you thought you'd like to see them healed
Got blue Peter to stage an appeal
For the poor, for the poor

It's a waste of time if you know what they mean
Try shaking a box in front of the Queen
'Cause her purse is fat and bursting at the seams
It's a waste of time if you know what they mean

Flag Day, Flag Day, Flag Day


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"Flag Day" as written by Ian Peter Cullimore Anthony Key

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    General CommentThese lines capture what the Housemartins were all about. More than anything else, it's a wake-up call to a complacent, comfortable society.

    Anyone agree?
    ShineYouDiamondon September 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAgree totally ShineYourDiamomd- a song highlighting the mask 'charity' work puts over the task of tackling the real inequalities of the world. Not a subject many of todays 'indie' bands tackle mind
    Joynseyon August 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTotally agree with you both. Middle class kids wanting to change the world when the problems are such that major governmental change is needed.
    duderooon June 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love the above three - took the words right out of my mouth!!!
    yoTIMyoon March 07, 2010   Link
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    General Commentcheck out the dino lenny house remix - its unbelievably great
    yoTIMyoon March 07, 2010   Link

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