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The Brits Come Rolling Back

from Living In A Boom Time [1992] by Tom Robinson

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The Brits come back to Dover
With our hovercraft and hats
With slogans on our T-shirts
And salmonella snacks
Our beer is warm and cloudy
Like the water in our taps
A welcome on the quayside
When the Brits come rolling back

You set 'em up... we'll knock 'em down
We are the champion diplomats
You set 'em up... we'll knock 'em down
When the Brits come rolling back

The Brits come back to Dover
Wearing blazers and cravats
We ponce about in Volvos
Full of beaujolais in racks
Our flesh is singed a lobster red
And peeling from the backs
Of screaming savage children
When the Brits come rolling back

You set 'em up... we'll knock 'em down
We are the champion diplomats
You set 'em up... we'll knock 'em down
When the Brits come rolling back

The Brits come back to Dover
With our tolerance and tact
Our famous sense of humour
And behaviour at the match

We shout about who won the war
And roam around in packs
You'd hardly know it's over
When the Brits come rolling back

You set 'em up... we'll knock 'em down
We are the champion diplomats
You set 'em up... we'll knock 'em down
When the Brits come rolling back

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from Living In A Boom Time [1992], released February 3, 2013
Written by Tom Robinson (Notting Hill Music)

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Tom Robinson London, UK

Tom Robinson (b.1950) is a UK songwriter & broadcaster first known in the 70s as an anti-racist and LGBT campaigner. He released 19 albums between 1975-2001 with various bands and has co-written songs with Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. He's an award-winning presenter at BBC Radio 6 Music, and released Only The Now (his first album in 19 years) in October 2015. ... more

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