New Model Army Lyrics

Overview / Lyrics (see all) / Photos / Videos / News

print correct

Smalltown England Lyrics

"Smalltown England" was written by Heaton, Robert Charles/sullivan, Justin Edward.
"Smalltown England" was written by Heaton, Robert Charles/sullivan, Justin Edward.

(No other information is available for this lyric - would you like to add something today?)
show more
Edit | show less
Help
What chart rank did the song debut? What is the song about? Has it won any awards?, etc.
Cancel Submit
Thank You
Your introduction will appear once it has been deemed awesome by our team of wizards.

Submit Corrections Cancel

Turn left at the lights about 50 yards down
There's a pub in the corner and I'll meet you inside
About quarter to eight and we'll go into town
And find out what everybody's been saying about us

Smalltown walls have eyes and ears
Stories fly thick and fast round here
Truth and lies are all the same
Whatever you do don't rock the boat
You've got to play the game, play the game

Chorus:
Is it a crime to want something else?
Is it a crime to believe in something different?
Is it a crime to want to make things happen?
To spit in the faces of the cynical fools

The incrowd know that the shell is thin
So they all protect the cage they're in
Get drunk and stoned and wrecked again
No tears of rage, no cries of pain
Nothing ventured, nothing gained
In smalltown England
Because the world outside the pint in hand
Is all so hard to understand
And if visions of the world come clear
They're not allowed to interfere

Chorus:
Is it a crime to want something else? . . .

The smell of hot food from the takeaway curry
Diesel fumes from a passing lorry
Waiting in the queue in the pouring rain
For the chip shop up on Bowling Lane
Well, last week we all got really smashed
We couldn't stand up, it was a real laugh
And this week's going to be just the same
And the next and the next, again and again
They say you've got to have fun while you're young
'Cause they can't believe there's anything else except this.

Songwriters
HEATON, ROBERT CHARLES/SULLIVAN, JUSTIN EDWARD

Published by
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Listen to New Model Army Radio on Last.fm, Radio.com or Jango

Poll

Vote Now
Next Poll