I've been so sad
Since you said my accent was bad
He's worn a frown
This Caledonia clown
I'm just going to have to learn to hesitate
To make sure my words

On your Saxen ears don't grate
But I wouldn't know a single word to say
If I flattened all the vowels
And threw the 'are' away

You say that if I want to get ahead
The language I use should he left for dead
It doesn't please your ears

And though you tell it like a leg pull
I think your still full of John Bull
You just refuse to bear

Some days I stand
On your green and pleasant land
Now dare I show face
When my diction is such a disgrace

Oh what can I do
To be understood by you
Perhaps for some money
I could talk like a bee dripping honey.


Lyrics submitted by JamesD, edited by aj_corrigan, Shadowbrook

Throw the 'R' Away Lyrics as written by Craig Morris Reid Charles Stobo Reid

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    General Comment

    Weird.

    But I like it

    mickal555on April 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    It's obvious what this song is about, but if you're oblivious...

    They are constantly getting crap for their Scottish brogue and have been asked to change it a number of times but they stuck to their ground and said they were'nt going to create some fake American accent like alot of other artists do. To prove it, they made this clever and humerous song.

    Again, one of my favourites! It's so clever and funny!

    'I'm just going to have to learn to hesitate To make sure my words On your Saxen ears don't grate' I just adore this song!

    ZooaRooon January 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Opinion

    SCOTLAND!!

    (I'm American but I'm obsessed with Scotland. I would so much rather visit Glasgow or Edinburgh than England!)

    Great song. Such a fun one!

    NineMuseson February 05, 2014   Link

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