• For the Love of Your Country

    Nov 3 2006, 0:11 di Lintwurm

    An American of my vague acquaintance has issued a bizarre challenge/thought experiment - define the land that you love (or otherwise) in ten little pop songs. While the world awaits her own effort with baited breath this list is all mine own.

    England Made Me
    (Title half-inched from Luke Haines, who half-inched it from Graham Greene)

    Baby you could be famous
    You could see your marble face all around
    Baby you could be famous
    If you could just get out of this town

    Included for the benefit of Americans and Big Brother contestants. A thousand obnoxious media creatures grew up with this refrain (or something like it) rattling around their empty skulls. They will live long and prosper.

    The Light At The End Of The Tunnel (Is The Light Of An Oncoming Train)
    She stayed with me until,
    She moved to Notting Hill,
    She said it was the place she needs to be,
    Where the cocaine is fair-trade,
    and frequently displayed,
    is the Buena Vista Social Club CD