The Kinks - Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
(YouTube) + LYRICS:
"They seek him here, they seek him there,
His clothes are loud, but never square.
It will make or break him so he's got to buy the best,
'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion.
And when he does his little rounds,
'Round the boutiques of London Town,
Eagerly pursuing all the latest fads and trends,
'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion..."
The Beatles - Penny Lane
(YouTube) + LYRICS: "In Penny Lane there is a barber showing photographs
Of every head he's had the pleasure to know
And all the people that come and go
Stop and say hello..."
Song about London, This Is My City, London Song (YouTube)
"I hire my Barclays bike and cycle down the pavement
Following the Thames I arrive at the embankment
And the view takes my breath away, although I see it every day
This place I call my home, this city that invites the world to stay..." (The lyrics are below the video on YouTube.)
Professor Elemental - I'm British
(YouTube) + LYRICS:
"I begin every sentence with an apology.
Sorry that's the case. That's just British policy.
Probably the case with, Everything in honesty.
I use ten words when two would do, honestly.
And that makes me unique.
At least I think so, when I hear you speak..."
A COMPILATION OF TRADITIONAL SONGS
FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM
"This video features traditional songs from Scotland and England."
1) Mull Of Kintyre - Ashley MacIsaac
2) Over The Sea To Skye - Emma
3) Scotland The Brave - John McDermot
4) A Scottish Soldier - Andy Stewart
5) Scottish Reel
6) There'll Always Be An England - Vera Lynn
7) The British Grenadiers
8) English Country Garden - Jimmie Rodgers
9) Greensleeves - Celtic Lassies
10) Early One Morning - Rosalind McAllister
11) A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - Bobby Darin
Muse - Uprising "Another promise, another scene,
Another packaged lie to keep us trapped in greed,
And all the green belts wrapped around our minds...
They will not force us,
They will stop degrading us,
They will not control us,
We will be victorious"
Muse - interview video - The Resistance
"D'un constat amer sur la société daujourdhui, flippée, paranoïaque et dépressive, le groupe décrit dans cette interview-vidéo son envie de résistance."
Thou Shalt Always Kill
(YouTube) + LYRICS:
"Thou shalt not steal if there is a direct victim.
Thou shalt not worship Pop Idols or follow Lostprophets.
Thou shalt not take the names of Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer, Johnny Hartman, Desmond Dekker, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix or Syd Barrett in vain..."
"Thou Shalt Always Kill"
"is a 2007 song by Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip...
The song comprises an electronic dance beat with the vocals taking
the form of a satirical rant at aspects of modern British culture.
The pivotal message is to "think for yourselves" rather than to follow
current trends or get caught up in hype.
The artists claim that the title, and final line of the song, refer to 'killing'
in the sense of performing excellently."
The Scroobious Pip by Edward Lear (1830-1888) "Then all the beasts that walk on the ground
Danced in a circle round and round-
And all the birds that fly in the air
Flew round and round in a circle there,
And all the fish in the Jellybolee
Swum in a circle about the sea,
And all the insects that creep or go
Buzzed in a circle to and fro.
And they roared and sang and whistled and cried
Till the noise was heard from side to side-
Chippetty tip! Chippetty tip!
It’s only name is the Scroobious Pip." (nonsenselit.org)
London calling - The Clash
"London calling to the faraway towns
Now war is declared, and battle come down
London calling to the underworld
Come out of the cupboard, you boys and girls..."
A Rainy Night in Soho (Videoclip) - The Pogues
(YouTube) + LYRICS: "I've been loving you a long time
Down all the years, down all the days
And I've cried for all your troubles
Smiled at your funny little ways
We watched our friends grow up together
And we saw them as they fell
Some of them fell into Heaven
Some of them fell into Hell..."
PJ Harvey - "The Last Living Rose"
(YouTube) +LYRICS: "Goddamn' Europeans!
Take me back to beautiful England
& the grey, damp filthiness of ages,
fog rolling down behind the mountains,
& on the graveyards, and dead sea-captains..."
Ralph McTell - England
(YouTube) + LYRICS: "And the echo from the green hills
Runs through her city streets,
And the sun that shines on England
Well it lifts the heart in me..."
British music bands - Activities created by Céline Leroux (Ac. Lille) - Niveau 4ème: