Saturday, July 14, 2007

Two crunchy-conservative songs from the UK
Lee Penn found these surfing from Rod Dreher’s place
  • ‘Roots’, Show of Hands (lyrics)
    Seed, bark, flower, fruit
    They’re never gonna grow without their roots
    Branch, stem, shoot
    They need roots

    When the Indians, Asians, Afro-Celts
    It's in their blood, below their belt
    They're playing and dancing all night long
    So what have they got right that we've got wrong?

    Haul away boys, let them go
    Out in the wind and the rain and snow
    We’ve lost more than we’ll ever know
    ’Round the rocky shores of England
    We need roots

    And a minister said his vision of hell
    Is three folk singers in a pub near Wales
    Well, I’ve got a vision of urban sprawl
    There’s pubs where no-one ever sings at all

    And everyone stares at a great big screen
    Overpaid soccer stars, prancing teens
    Australian soap, American rap
    Estuary English, baseball caps

    And we oughta be ashamed of all we walk
    Of the way we look, at the way we talk
    Without our stories or our songs

    How will we know where we come from?
    I’ve lost St George and the Union Jack
    That's my flag too and I want it back
  • ‘Country Life’, Show of Hands (lyrics)

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