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"My Land is Burning" is a song by Andy Partridge. It appeared on Andy's Fuzzy Warbles Volume 5.

QuotesEdit

Andy: “A truly forgotten pearl that was due to go up for XTC's Apple Venus Vol 1 album. The attractive face of gloom in one song.”

Andy: “Here's a genuine find. I started recording this on the 6th December 1994 for what became Apple Venus, promptly to dump it in a fit of pique thinking it too preachy and down. Trouble was I'd labelled it wrongly on the tape as ‘New Dark Ages’ and passed over it in compiling previous Warbles, thinking it was another demo of ‘We're All Light’. Happening upon it recently, I thought it cleaned up nicely, hardly the Dead Sea Scrolls but in highsight I can see it fitting into AV1 nicely. Burn baby burn, discontent inferno.”

LyricsEdit

My land is burning

and yet I smell no smoke

no one's laughing here

which is strange my dear

as the government's a joke


my land is burning

and yet I see no flame

we just smoulder mad

while the fat cats add

all our savings to their name


pity me pity me

my fair lady

pity me if you can

as I stabbed myself

with a small black cross

when I voted for that man


my land is burning

yet nothing is alight

but the hell mouth doors

of department stores

while the old must freeze all night


my land is burning

yet nothing good's consumed

but the countryside

by the cars you ride

while in tarmac we're entombed


pity me pity me

my fair lady

pity me if you can

as I stabbed myself

with a small black cross

when I voted for that man


And my land is burning

yet nowhere is it warm

just the street stripped bare

by the crack head stare

of the brain dead skateboy swarm


And my land is burning

while government still lied

you underestimate

all our quiet hate

and the fire still burns inside

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