"English Boys" as written by and Chris Stein Deborah Harry....
When I was seventeen I saw a magazine.
It had those English boys who had long hair.
When I was on my own they moved into my town,
And I just called 'em up and they'd be there.
In 1969 I had a lousy time.
I listened to the songs, read letters sent from Nam.
Now peace and love were gone, the tired soldiers home.
Ideal society gunned down the seventies.
Does it feel the same to you?
Why do you act the way you do?
Pack it up or pack it in.
There's no excuse.
Could the hands of time reverse?
Would we wake or take the ride
And again speak with one voice?
We knew each other well although we never met.
Messages passed to tell equal respect.
Coincidence recurred.
I had to laugh a lot.
One week hung up superb, said maybe not.

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"English Boys" as written by Deborah Harry Chris Stein

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    General CommentDebbie's reflections & commentary of passage of time of her life 1960's thru 1970's and questioning "would I/we do it different?"
    mrkennyon May 04, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis was my mums favorite blondie song - played over and over again when i was a kid - very pretty tune but horrible instrumental bits - I guess its about the 60's ...
    Lemonheadon June 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure the first two lines are about The Beatles
    Silassieon January 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song definately refers to the Beatles. Listen to the Beatles "Day in the Life" and then listen to "English Boys" again. Blondie is doing a reprise/tribute.
    LVSONon November 24, 2007   Link

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