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Another Quiet Night in England

September 8, 2010 by davidc

Oysterband are one of my favourite bands, and I've had the privilege of hearing them live many times. My second-favourite song of theirs is "Another Quiet Night in England", but nothing I find through a Google search gives me the correct lyrics - at least for the version I have. Strange, but here's the real lyrics of Oysterband's "Another Quiet Night in England":

Just another quiet night in England
And far away, the dogs are barking
Just another quiet night in England
Rubbish burns in an empty mall
And money rides while people crawl
And another quiet night goes by

Just another quiet night in England
Sleeping in some frozen doorway
Another quiet night in England
Everywhere the game's the same
It's private wealth and public shame
And another quiet night goes by

Where is the pit and the mill?
Where is the skill and the strength of their hands?
Gone with the smoke and the heat
The noise of the beat of the heart of the land.

Just another quiet night in England
Just another quiet night in England
They turn away if you let it out
They think you're mad if you scream and shout
(Scream and shout)
And another quiet night goes by...

Where is the pit and the mill?
Where is the skill and the strength of their hands?
Gone with the smoke and the heat
The noise of the beat of the heart of the land

Just another quiet night in England.