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Billy Bragg, Victim of Geography

It may have been Camelot for Jack and Jacqueline
But on the Che Guevara highway filling up with gasoline
Fidel Castro's brother spies a rich lady who's crying
Over luxury's disappointment
So he walks over and he's trying
To sympathise with her but he thinks that he should warn her
That the Third World is just around the corner

In the Soviet Union a scientist is blinded
By the resumption of nuclear testing and he is reminded
That Dr Robert Oppenheimer's optimism fell
At the first hurdle

In the Cheese Pavilion and the only noise I hear
Is the sound of someone stacking chairs
And mopping up spilt beer
And someone asking questions and basking in the light
Of the fifteen fame filled minutes of the fanzine writer

Mixing Pop and Politics he asks me what the use is
I offer him embarrassment and my usual excuses
While looking down the corridor
Out to where the van is waiting
I'm looking for the Great Leap Forwards

Jumble sales are organised and pamphlets have been posted
Even after closing time there's still parties to be hosted
You can be active with the activists
Or sleep in with the sleepers
While you're waiting for the Great Leap Forwards

One leap forward, two leaps back
Will politics get me the sack?
Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards

Here comes the future and you can't run from it
If you've got a blacklist I want to be on it
Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards

It's a mighty long way down rock 'n roll
From Top of the Pops to drawing the dole
Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards

If no one seems to understand
Start your own revolution and cut out the middleman
Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards

In a perfect world we'd all sing in tune
But this is reality so give me some room
Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards

So join the struggle while you may
The Revolution is just a T-shirt away
Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards
Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards
Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards...

2003-12-07, 03:41 | 4 comentarios

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1
De: Vendell Fecha: 2003-12-07 04:04

Non poden nin imaxinar a música que leva esta canción. A ver se teñen sorte e a atopan por ahí.

Gracias por recordala, Pawley.



2
De: Jaio la espía Fecha: 2003-12-07 19:49

¿Es una canción? Pensé que era el manifiesto de un tal Pawley a punto de saltar sobre MF.



3
De: Martin Pawley Fecha: 2003-12-08 00:27

Ben, pero o que eu quero saber é: gostaron do meu orixinal xeito de lembrar o Sacred Constitution Day?



4
De: Moebius Fecha: 2003-12-08 05:26

Echo de menos entrar en un bar un sábado por la noche y que suene, atronadores, Billy Brag, The Long Ryders o The Alarm.



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