30 Apr 2006

Justin Hawkins' World Cup Anthem

+ posted by FlamingWhopper

Justin Hawkins of The Darkness has supplied his own World Cup song to inspire the Poms, reports Undercover Music News. In the spirit of European Union harmony and the Fawlty credo of not mentioning the war, Hawkins wants to fire his countrymen up with a decidedly suspect tune simply called "England." He told that he was trying to counteract the wave of political correctness by including lyrics like "Football will be our only weapon/Skill and power will be our only shield/We've fought them on the beaches/Now we'll play them on the field."

The song is going to be released under the moniker of Hawkins solo side project British Whale and is available on their myspace page. This a piano-led Buck's Fizz bopper, with a healthy serving of "England, England" chanting.

Hawkins has set it up against UK group Embrace's official World Cup 2006 song "World At Your Feet" but "England" chorus is just dumb enough for the average soccer hooligan to latch onto. And a bit of retrograde racism won't hurt its popularity either.

Credit: www.ultimate-guitar.com

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