Chumbawamba Lyrics

The Boy Bands Have Won, and All the Copyists and the Tribute Bands and the TV Talent Show Producers Have Won, If We Allow Our c**ture to Be Shaped by Mimicry, Whether from Lack of Ideas or From Exaggerated Respect. You Should Never Try to Freeze c**ture. What You Can Do Is Recycle That c**ture. Take Your Older Brother's Hand-Me-Down Jacket and Re-Style It, Re-Fashion It to the Point Where It Becomes Your Own. But Don't Just Regurgitate Creative History, or Hold Art and Music and Literature as Fixed, Untouchable and Kept Under Glass. The People Who Try to 'Guard' Any Particular Form of Music Are, Like the Copyists and Manufactured Bands, Doing It the Worst Disservice, Because the Only Thing That You Can Do to Music That Will Damage It Is Not Change It, Not Make It Your Own. Because Then It Dies, Then It's Over, Then It's Done, and the Boy Bands Have Won.
  1. When an Old Man Dies
  2. Add Me
  3. Words Can Save Us
  4. Hull or Hell
  5. El Fusilado
  6. Unpindownable
  7. I Wish That They'd Sack Me
  8. Word Bomber
  9. All Fur Coat & No Knickers
  10. Fine Line
  11. Lord Bateman's Motorbike
  12. A Fine Career
  13. To a Little Radio
  14. (Words Flew) Right Around the World
  15. Sing About Love
  16. Bury Me Deep
  17. You Watched Me Dance
  18. Compliments of Your Waitress
  19. RIP RP
  20. Charlie
  21. The Ogre
  22. Refugee
  23. Same Old Same Old
  24. Waiting for the Bus
  25. What We Want
Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records
  1. Prologue / How to Get Your Band on Television
  2. British Colonialism and the BBC - Flickering Pictures Hypnotise
  3. Commercial Break
  4. Unilever - How to Succeed in Business
  5. More Whitewashing
  6. ... An Interlude: Beginning to Take It Back
  7. Dutiful Servants and Political Masters
  8. Coca-colanisation
  9. ... And in a Nutshell "Food Aid Is Our Most Powerful Weapon" Reagan Administration, 1982
  10. Invasion