Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen

God Save The Queen Lyrics

God save the queen
The fascist regime
They made you a moron
Potential H-bomb

God save the queen
She ain’t no human being
There is no future
In England’s dreaming

Don’t be told what you want
Don’t be told what you need
There’s no future, no future,
No future for you

God save the queen
We mean it man
We love our queen
God saves

God save the queen
‘Cause tourists are money
And our figurehead
Is not what she seems

Oh God save history
God save your mad parade
Oh Lord God have mercy
All crimes are paid

When there’s no future
How can there be sin
We’re the flowers in the dustbin
We’re the poison in your human machine
We’re the future, your future

God save the queen
We mean it man
We love our queen
God saves

God save the queen
We mean it man
And there is no future
In England’s dreaming

No future, no future,
No future for you
No future, no future,
No future for me

No future, no future,
No future for you
No future, no future
For you

God Save the Queen” is a song by the English punk rock band The Sex Pistols. It was released as the band’s second single and was featured on their only album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols. The song was released during Queen Elizabeth II‘s Silver Jubilee in 1977. The record’s lyrics, as well as the cover, were controversial at the time, and both the BBC and the Independent Broadcasting Authority refused to play the song.

The single was released on 27 May 1977, and was regarded by much of the general public to be an assault on Queen Elizabeth II and the monarchy. The title is taken directly from „God Save the Queen„, the national anthem of the United Kingdom. At the time it was highly controversial, firstly for its equation of the Queen with a „fascist regime”, and secondly for its claim that England had „no future”.

Although many believe it was created because of the Jubilee, the band denies it, Paul Cook saying that, „It wasn’t written specifically for the Queen’s Jubilee. We weren’t aware of it at the time. It wasn’t a contrived effort to go out and shock everyone.” Johnny Rotten has explained the lyrics as follows: „You don’t write a song like ‘God Save The Queen’ because you hate the English race. You write a song like that because you love them, and you’re fed up of seeing them mistreated.” His intentions were apparently to evoke sympathy for the English working class, and a general resentment for the monarchy.

Reclame

Etichete:, , , , ,

Comentariile nu sunt permise.

%d blogeri au apreciat asta: