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    On the best political songs of recent years which is relevant today as it was in my younger days of the decline of Britain's industrial heartlands and the incompetence of public and private leaders to halt this descent into a country which is now reliant on service industries
    Matt Johnson's work is great

    "I'm attacking those working class Tories and middle class who still think Britain is on a par economically with France and Germany...I wanted to write a classic song which is basically representative of its time, a record that in 1999 people will put on and it will remind them exactly of this period of time... you know it took 18 months to write on and off because I knew it was the most important song I was writing."
    Beneath the old iron bridges, across the Victorian parks
    And all the frightened people running home before dark
    Past the Saturday morning cinema that lies crumbling to the ground
    And the piss stinking shopping center in the new side of town
    I've come to smell the seasons change and watch the city
    As the sun goes down again

    Here comes another winter of long shadows and high hopes
    Here comes another winter waitin' for utopia
    Waitin' for hell to freeze over

    This is the land where nothing changes
    The land of red buses and blue blooded babies
    This is the place, where pensioners are raped
    And the hearts are being cut from the welfare state
    Let the poor drink the milk while the rich eat the honey
    Let the bums count their blessings while they count the money

    So many people can't express what's on their minds
    Nobody knows them and nobody ever will
    Until their backs are broken and their dreams are stolen
    And they can't get what they want then they're gonna get angry

    Well it ain't written in the papers, but it's written on the walls
    The way this country is divided to fall
    So the cranes are moving on the skyline
    Trying to knock down this town

    But the stains on the heartland, can never be removed
    From this country that's sick, sad, and confused

    Here comes another winter of long shadows and high hopes
    Here comes another winter waitin' for utopia
    Waitin' for hell to freeze over

    The ammunition's being passed and the lords been praised
    But the wars on the televisions will never be explained
    All the bankers gettin' sweaty beneath their white collars
    As the pound in our pocket turns into a dollar

    This is the 51st state of the U.S.A.
    This is the 51st state of the U.S.A.
    This is the 51st state of the U.S.A
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