We Are Told That This Is The End

Jack had to help me out with my complete mental fog when it came to this week’s theme for SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY. His suggestion actually surprised me. It is my kind of music. Not so much Jack’s, although he does like this song. He said it was quite an anthem. He is right, it was very much a Britpop anthem.

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: BOTTOM/END/MIDDLE/SIDE/TOP

Jack is more into pop music than me. I prefer music with guitars, more rocky than anything. We both like to dance though. We also both love classical music and the iconic tracks from the sixties, seventies and eighties, which will never really go out of fashion. Anyway, I bought some naughty pastries for Jack and me from the French bakery round the corner and we are munching them before we set off. But I wanted to post this song before we head out for the day. 🙂

msp.pngSo…the song that Jack suggested is a cracker! I hope you like this song. It was a huge hit here in England, I don’t know about other countries. But if you haven’t heard it yet, well, it is about time you did!

This Welsh band had some big hits, but none as big as this one. It was and still is one of the major anthems of the entire Britpop era. They carved their names in the Britpop Hall of Fame with this track. In fact this song is a likely contender for the biggest hit of that incredible phase of British music.

Standing ovation for The Manic Street Preachers “Design For Life”!!! It’s the music that does it!

Libraries gave us power
Then work came and made us free
What price now for a shallow piece of dignity

I wish I had a bottle
Right here in my dirty face to wear the scars
To show from where I came

We don’t talk about love we only want to get drunk
And we are not allowed to spend
As we are told that this is the end

A design for life
A design for life
A design for life
A design for life

I wish I had a bottle
Right here in my pretty face to wear the scars
To show from where I came

We don’t talk about love we only want to get drunk
And we are not allowed to spend
As we are told that this is the end

A design for life
A design for life
A design for life
A design for life

We don’t talk about love we only want to get drunk
And we are not allowed to spend
As we are told that this is the end

A design for life
A design for life
A design for life
A design for…

Written By: James Dean Bradfield, Sean Moore and Nicky Wire

6 thoughts on “We Are Told That This Is The End

    1. I know what you mean. Back when I used to see a lot of live music, I often had free tickets through the record company, but if I did pay out it was usually anywhere between £4 to a maximum of £20 for tickets. Perhaps with a couple of exceptions. I think I paid £35 to see Oasis the second time round.

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    1. Thank you Jim. We had a great day. We came back to my place and I cooked dinner for Jack. So nice! He went to bed an hour ago because he has to be up very early tomorrow. But I need to finish my ironing and have a shower before I join him.

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