Thursday, February 10, 2011

PJ Harvey- the Last Living Rose

PJ Harvey, in her latest album seems to be treading along the Billy Bragg Progressive Patriotism Path :

The lyrics are also well-worth a read:

Goddamn' Europeans!
Take me back to beautiful England
& the grey, damp filthiness of ages,
fog rolling down behind the mountains,
& on the graveyards, and dead sea-captains.

Let me walk through the stinking alleys
to the music of drunken beatings,
past the Thames River, glistening like gold
hastily sold for nothing.

Let me watch night fall on the river,
the moon rise up and turn to silver,
the sky move,
the ocean shimmer,
the hedge shake,
the last living rose quiver

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