Take me back to Constantinople
No, you can't go back to Constantinople
Take me back to Constantinople
No, you can't go back to Constantinople
Take me back to Constantinople
No, you can't go back to Constantinople
Take me back to Constantinople
No, you can't go back to Constantinople

The West's asleep, let England shake
Weighted down with silent dead
I fear our blood won't rise again
Oh, rise again

England's dancing days are done
Another day, Bobby, for you to come home
And tell me indifference has won, won, won

Smile, smile Bobby, with your lovely mouth
Pack up your troubles, let's head out
To the fountain, fountain of death
And splash about, swim back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back

Until the day is ending
And the birds are silent
And the insects are courting
By the shores
By the shores, heavy stones are falling

Smile, smile Bobby, with your lovely mouth
Pack up your troubles, let's head out
To the fountain, fountain of death
Splash about, swim back, forth, back, back, back, back, back
Laugh out loud

Take me back to Constantinople
No, you can't go back to Constantinople
Take me back to Constantinople
No, you can't go back to Constantinople

Take me back to Constantinople
No, you can't go back to Constantinople
Take me back to Constantinople
No, you can't go back to Constantinople
Take me back to Constantinople
No, you can't go back to Constantinople

Take me back to Constantinople
No, you can't go back to Constantinople
Take me


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Let England Shake [Demo] Lyrics as written by Jimmy Kennedy Polly Harvey

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentWell bobby is British slang for police, so could be construed as meaning our penchant for playing policeman of the world. Definitely makes sense in the context of the rest of the song.
    Lonelyascanbeon March 09, 2013   Link

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