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A Short History Of Modern Britain

from Quattro Stagioni by The Drain On The Balcony

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A SHORT HISTORY OF MODERN BRITAIN (Gordon)

In a quiet little town, at the back of a bar
With a beer and a paper for friends
He skims through the headlines and scandals and sport
And he wonders how this will all end

There's a man with a plan who will make it alright
But he lies for a living, that's that
He will promise the earth, a financial rebirth
But he might as well talk to his cat

He's been here before when the promises flow
‘You've never had it so good’
But the white heat of science and the latest alliance
Did little to manage the price of his food

She's not for turning, but London is burning
And war seems an easy way out
There's tumbleweed blowing where cars were once flowing
And shipbuilding's gone up the spout

She's new and she's raving, she'll cost you your savings
Her growth plan will blow you away
She's just passing through, but the least she can do
Is cause chaos in forty-four days

He folds up his paper and drains his last glass
He makes his way out to the street
It’s a cold windy night so he wraps himself tight
And ambles back home to the warmth of his sheets

It’s a new day tomorrow so beg steal or borrow
Just keep the old wolf from the door
There's no help from on high, or the man in the sky
So keep cracking on like before
Don't bother to dream any more

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from Quattro Stagioni, released December 28, 2023

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