Singing For England 2010

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It's the time of the year, it's the time of our lives
And the nation is gripped in it's heart and it's mind
To commemorate this there's new songs to be sung
And we'll all sing along at the top of our lungs

Some hazy positivity, some boisterous shouting
A bit of jingoism and a lot of carousing
Always supporting hookline and sinker
Cos nothing says we love you like a top 40 single

Come on! Sing when we're winning
We'll always be singing for England

The passion and pride you feel supporting a team
Is quite tricky to evoke with such a strict rhyming scheme
So match a non-specific lyric urging “go all way”
To some power chords that they can use on Match Of The Day

Appealing to fanatics is a difficult job
It's not thermodynamics but it's hard to pull off
Just keep it panoramic, optimistic, don't bore us
Even the disaffected love a singalong chorus
Or something.

We can reach for the top if we just pull it through
And dream to believe that the goal is in you, now you
Realise that's nonsense and you know it's a lie but for
Just a fleeting moment brings the country to life...

We're singing for England
We're singing for England
We're singing for England
And any other sports team
Yes, your generic sports team
We're singing for your sports team
Just play the instrumental
And insert the name of your team
We'll inspire the team to victory
With a very simple melody
We will take the team to victory
And the melody will ring ring ring in your ears

It's E For England.

credits

from Singing For England EP, track released May 3, 2010
Composed and performed by Jenny McLaren and Ricardo Autobahn. Produced and mixed by Ricardo Autobahn. (c) Spray. All rights reserved.

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Spray Lancashire, UK

Ric and Jen were members of 21st century pop terrorists The Cuban Boys, who topped John Peel's Festive 50 and the UK singles charts.

Their offshoot project Spray predicted the electropop boom, unfortunately much too early for them to cash in. They released two albums in 2002 and 2006.

In 2016 they released their first full length studio album in 10 years - 'Enforced Fun'.
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