Released as a single with a picture of the queen with a pin through her nose, the song was banned for a short while. When they went out and played it on the river during the jubilee itself, they were arrested. The song is pure punk and very Johnny Rotten.
Cheap holiday in other people's misery. I don't wanna holiday in the sun I wanna go to the new Belsen I wanna see some history Cause now I got a reasonable economy. In sensurround sound in a two inch wall I was waiting for the communist call I didn't ask for sunshine and I got World War three I'm looking over the wall and they're looking at me.
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Like Pistols frontman John Lydon previously known as Johnny RottenMatlock does not agree with the decision by Universal Music to release a version of the classic punk track. Nor will it shock to the same degree. The song was banned on the airwaves: the BBC and commercial TV and radio refused to play it and many record shops and high street chains Woolworths and WH Smith were unwilling to stock it. But it still made it to number two in the official charts, although it has been frequently and convincingly claimed that there was a fix to stop it making the number one spot.
God save the queen The fascist regime They made you a moron Potential H-bomb God save the queen She ain't no human being There is no future In England's dreaming Don't be told what you want Don't be told what you need There's no future, no future, No future for you God save the queen We mean it man We love our queen God saves God save the queen 'Cause tourists are money And our figurehead Is not what she seems Oh God save history God save your mad parade Oh Lord God have mercy All crimes are paid When there's no future How can there be sin We're the flowers in the dustbin We're the poison in your human machine We're the future, your future God save the queen We mean it man We love our queen God saves God save the queen We mean it man And there is no future In England's dreaming No future, no future, No future for you No future, no future, No future for me No future, no future, No future for you No future, no future For you. All lyrics are property and copyright of their respective authors, artists and labels. All lyrics provided for educational purposes only.
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God save the Queen the fascist regime, they made you a moron a potential H-bomb. God save the Queen she ain't no human being. There is no future in England's dreaming.
While some in the tabloid press accused the Sex Pistols of treason and called for their public hanging, the BBC was more moderate in its condemnation. Like naughty schoolboys concerned only with the approval of their peers, the Sex Pistols baited the British establishment throughout their brief career, but never more so than during the Silver Jubilee. But if you see something that doesn't look right, click here to contact us!