"Victoria" is a song written by Ray Davies of The Kinks, which appeared as the opening track of the 1969 concept album, Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire).
In the satirical style that Ray Davies had become known for in his earlier works such as the Kinks 1966 hit, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, the lyrics juxtapose the paternalist aspirations of the British Empire in the Victorian age, "Land of my…
Long ago, life was clean
Sex was bad and obscene
And the rich were so mean
Stately homes for the Lords