30 Apr 2006

Justin Hawkins mentions the war

+ posted by FlamingWhopper

Justin Hawkins will release a World Cup anthem to rival Embrace's official song that mentions England's victory in World War Two.

The controversial song, 'England', will be his second single released as a solo artist, under the name British Whale.

Hawkins has based the chorus on the German national anthem and remarked, "I might write a World Cup Song every four years and base it on the anthem of the home country."

The lyrics include the line, "We fought them on the beaches now we'll play them on the field. Once again the world will surely yield", but despite the controversy surrounding the song Hawkins is confident on his stance.

He said "The whole point of an England World Cup song is to assert our national identity and talk about the achievements of a great nation."

Credit: www.digitalspy.co.uk

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