The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #150286   Message #3502613
Posted By: GUEST,JTT
13-Apr-13 - 02:24 AM
Thread Name: Songs About Thatcher
Subject: RE: Songs About Thatcher
The Proclaimers' Letter from America, with its bitter chorus listing all the Scottish industrial centres closed down and ruined by Thatcher:

Methil no more
Irvine no more.
Bathgate no more
Linwood no more

Methil no more
Lochaber no more

and its opening verses, so angry and sad:

Broke off from my work the other day

I spent the evening thinking
About all the blood that flowed away.
Across the ocean to the second chance
I wonder how it got on when it reached the promised land.
When you go will send back a letter from America?