Native Land Lyrics - Everything But The Girl

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Stone the crows if you've done it again,
if I've told you once, told you a thousand times.
Sometimes I am so convinced we're casting pearl amongst the swine.

Don't ever let me hear you say this is the life we folks must lead.
We shun the limelight, shun the glare,
and the circus built on a bigot's creed.

Heaven is a place I'v heard but we haven't been there yet, I fear.
We may have opened pearly gates but sometimes hell stills steals in here.

Don't ever let me hear you say this is the life we folks must lead.
Do you think silver turns our locks?
What gold do you think paves our streets?

You say we're in a different world now,
where money and love go hand in hand.
But can't you see we share this town,
so why should we fight on our native land?
Can't you see we share this town,
so why on earth should we tear it down?

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Anti-obvious | Reviewer: kleber sanches | 9/21/2007

"Native Land" features Johnny Marr (ex-The Smiths) on the harmonica. Do I need to say anything else? Everything But "Missing", please... If you say that crap is the best thing they´ve ever written, you don´t know what you´re really missing... If it were missing from the list, I wouldn´t care the least... What about "Are You Trying to be Funny" and "Never Could Have Been Worse"? Ah, you only listen to the radio and don´t know what I´m talking about? Maybe you haven´t even understood the puns, right? I´m from Brazil and my country is the one which invests the least in education compared to the so-called developing countries... So, shame on you guys a Brazilian person has been the one to firmly state some claims for the most beautiful and intelligent songs by EBTG, instead of repeating what the media imposes on us or what the band wrote to play in ridiculous radio stations...

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