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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What inspired the name of this blog

Trying to put
Paul Weller & The Jam where they should be on Google when you search for "Going Underground"


Lyrics
Some people might say my life is in a rut,
But I'm quite happy with what I got
People might say that I should strive for more,
But I'm so happy I can't see the point.

Something's happening here today
A show of strength with your boy's brigade and,
I'm so happy and you're so kind
You want more money of course I don't mind
To buy nuclear textbooks for atomic crimes
And the public gets what the public wants
But I want nothing this society's got

I'm Going Underground, (Going Underground)
Well let the brass bands play and feet start to pound
Going Underground, (Going Underground)
Well let the boys all sing and let the boys all shout for tomorrow

Some people might get some pleasure out of hate
Me, I've enough already on my plate
People might need some tension to relax
Me, I'm too busy dodging between the flak

What you see is what you get
You made your bed, you better lie in it
You choose your leaders and place your trust
As their lies wash you down and their promises rust
You'll see kidney machines replaced by rockets and guns
And the public wants what the public gets
But I don't get what this society wants

I'm Going Underground, (Going Underground)
Well let the brass bands play and feet start to pound
Going Underground, (Going Underground)
So let the boys all sing and let the boys all shout for tomorrow

Lalalala Lalalala

We talk and talk until my head explodes
I turn on the news and my body froze
The braying sheep on my TV screen
Make this boy shout, make this boy scream!

Going Underground, Going Underground,

I'm Going Underground, I'm Going Underground,

Lalalala Lalalala Lalalala Lalalala

The braying sheep on my TV screen
Make this boy shout, make this boy scream!
Going Underground, (Going Underground)

Well let the brass bands play and feet start to pound
Going Underground, (Going Underground)
Well let the boys all sing and let the boys all shout

Going Underground, (Going Underground)
Well let the brass bands play and feet pow pow pow
Going Underground, (Going Underground)
Well let the boys all sing and let the boys all shout for tomorrow

When Going Underground went straight into the charts at number 1 in 1980 it was said: "who else would dare to lyrically combine nihilism, with a hatred for complacency, a call for peace and political cynicism and still top the charts?"

Thank you Paul. You changed my life with Going Underground.

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