"From Auschwitz to Ipswich" as written by and Jarvis Branson Cocker....
"They want our way of life"
Well, they can take mine any time they like
Cause god knows, I know I ain't living right:
I'm wrong
Oh, I know I'm so wrong

So like the Roman Empire fell away
Let me tell you; we are going the same way
Ah, behold the Decline and Fall
All hold hands with our backs to the wall

[Chorus]
It's the end,
Why don't you admit it?
It's the same from Auschwitz to Ipswich
Evil comes
I know from not where
But if you take a look inside yourself,
Maybe you'll find some in there

Not one single soul was saved
I was ordering an Indian takeaway
I was spared whilst others went to an early grave

Oh, got stoned
Yeah, went out and got stoned

Well if your ancestors could see you standing there
They would gaze in wonder at your Frigidaire
They had to fight just to survive
So can't you do something with your life?

[Chorus]

Here it comes, why don't you embrace it?
You lack the guts needed to face it
Say goodbye to the way you've been living
You never realized you were on the wrong side
And nobody's going to win

"They want our way of life"
Well, they can take mine any time they like


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"From Auschwitz to Ipswich" as written by Jarvis Branson Cocker

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    General CommentI love the lines:

    "Well if your ancestors could see you standing there
    They would gaze in wonder at your Frigidaire"

    The double meaning is very clever.
    hastalavictoriaon November 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSuch a good title.
    Suzy_Leeon December 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe lines,

    "It's the same from Auschwitz to Ipswich
    Evil comes"

    are a bit ironic; about a month after this album was released was when the tragic Ipswich Ripper case really took off.
    fur_theron January 13, 2008   Link
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