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  • The Kinks, Victoria

    Posted by Chicago Boyz Archive on April 19th, 2010 (All posts by )


     
    “I was born, lucky me, in a land that I love. Though I’m poor, I am free.”

    (I suppose Ray was kidding. I’m not.)

    Long ago life was clean
    Sex was bad and obscene
    And the rich were so mean
    Stately homes for the lords
    Croquet lawns, village greens
    Victoria was my queen
    Victoria, victoria, victoria, ’toria

    I was born, lucky me
    In a land that I love
    Though I am poor, I am free
    When I grow I shall fight
    For this land I shall die
    Let her sun never set
    Victoria, victoria, victoria, ’toria
    Victoria, victoria, victoria, toria

    Land of hope and gloria
    Land of my victoria
    Land of hope and gloria
    Land of my victoria
    Victoria, ’toria
    Victoria, victoria, victoria, ’toria

    Canada to india
    Australia to cornwall
    Singapore to hong kong
    From the west to the east
    From the rich to the poor
    Victoria loved them all
    Victoria, victoria, victoria, ’toria
    Victoria, victoria, victoria

     

    2 Responses to “The Kinks, Victoria”

    1. newguy40 Says:

      Absolutely wonderful. One of my favorite kinks songs and a cool video, too.

      Saw the Kinks in ’79. They were great. Played at least a couple hours and they seemed to really have fun too.

    2. Jonathan Says:

      Not bad, not bad at all.