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England

A prehistoric man felled a tree and found it would float
And he set off to sea in his primitive boat
And discovered that Eden wasnít quite so remote
In fact... it was just across the Channel in England
So he paddled back again, he got his wife and his kids
And his cousins and said ďhey now, come and see thisĒ
ďIíve found a new place to live, itís absolute blissĒ
ďAnd itís just across the Channel in EnglandĒ
And he said ďitís a privilege to be here
Itís always the place Iíll call home
And if I ever feel unlucky to be here
Just remind me what it is to me
The geography, the history
The reason Iím standing so tall
Is the reason Iíve come to this place after allĒ

A few thousand years later some tourists from Rome
Called it civilisation as they piled up the bones
But they had problems with Vandals
And they had to go home
But some stayed back to help to build England
Then the Angles and Saxons and Vikings and Jutes
All took it in turns to bag hold of the loot
Till the Normans got sick of their daily commute
And thought they might as well live here in England

Chorus
Cos itís always a privilege to be here
Itís always the place Iíll call home
And if I ever feel unlucky to be here
Just remind me what it is to me
The geography, the history
The reason Iím standing so tall
Is the reason they come to this place after all

Well, all of our neighbours then wanted a fight
Till the French got fed up and the Spanish took flight
Hey, but even the Germans have turned out alright
Everyoneís welcome in England
And your typical local, genetics will tell
Thereís a rainbow of nations there under the shell
And thereís probably a smidgeon of Martian as well
Well, their first stop was bound to be England (chorus)

So when you hear todayís Englishmen and women complain
ďThey come over here and they never fit inĒ
Well, all down the centuries it was ever the same
Thatís how weíve all come to be here in England (chorus)

Words and music by Den Miller
Copyright (C) 2015 Den Miller