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"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 Victoria/Land of hope and gloria"… read more

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  • Avatar for Storchel
    Loove it!
  • Avatar for khambrel13
    even Sonic Youth did a cover. that gives them cool points in my eyes (as if they needed any more, right?).
  • Avatar for LostImeem
    I have a great cover version of this song by Sonic Youth with The Fall.
  • Avatar for rythmking
    I dedicate this track to the barmaid at the bigginhall pub coventry.
  • Avatar for Druid66
    Always reminds me of a Victoria I know... which is another thing I dig about it.
  • Avatar for nick_honest
    great song
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  • Avatar for gmpwca
    big thumbs up to this entire album!
  • Avatar for kiteo
    Some of the songs that were thrown away on B-sides and album tracks then would be band's best songs now.
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