Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Your nation is not for sale

Selling England by the pound.


Every Genesisfan knows that it is the title of an old album of this band.


Genesis lyrics

Album: Selling England by the Pound [1973]

Tracks7
01Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
02I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
03Firth Of Fifth
04More Fool Me
05The Battle Of Epping Forest
06The Cinema Show
07Aisle Of Plenty
all Genesis lyrics



Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
"Can you tell me where my country lies?"
said the unifaun to his true love's eyes.
"It lies with me!" cried the Queen of Maybe
- for her merchandise, he traded in his prize.

"Paper late!" cried a voice in the crowd.
"Old man dies!" The note he left was signed 'Old Father Thames'
- it seems he's drowned;
selling england by the pound.

Citizens of Hope & Glory,
Time goes by - it's the 'time of your life'.
Easy now, sit you down.
Chewing through your Wimpey dreams,
they eat without a sound;
digesting england by the pound.

Young man says 'you are what you eat' - eat well.
Old man says 'you are what you wear' - wear well.
You know what you are, you don't give a damn;
bursting your belt that is your homemade sham.

The Captain leads his dance right on through the night
- join the dance ....
Follow on! Till the Grail sun sets in the mould.
Follow on! Till the gold is cold.
Dancing out with the moonlit knight,
Knights of the Green Shield stamp and shout.

There's a fat old lady outside the saloon;
laying out the credit she plays Fortune.
The deck is uneven right from the start;
all of their hands are playing apart.

The Captain leads his dance right on through the night
- join the dance ....
Follow on! A Round Table-talking down we go.
You're the show!
Off we go with: - You play the hobbyhorse,
I'll play the fool.
We'll tease the bull
ringing round & loud, loud & round.
Follow on! With a twist of the world we go.
Follow on! Till the gold is cold.
Dancing out with the moonlit knight,
Knights of the Green Shield stamp and shout.

Source:

http://lyrics.rockmagic.net/lyrics/genesis/selling_england_by_the_pound_1973.html




Genesis is one of the great symphonyrockband who has changed much of the music industry in the early years.Together with bands like Pink Floydand King Crimson they made way with their characteristic style.Some years later they split and were three instead.

I suppose you have seen this album before:



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Here Carolus Rex with them....

Carolus Rex goes choir!



Are you a leader or a follower?

My latest song has the title.....Are You A Follower?
If you are a leader you should be that without make excuses but if you solely are a follower after good examples, don´t be ashamed of that, we all have a lot to learn, believe me.






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