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There’s a place once known for arts and science
Where if it doesn’t rain it’s sure to pour
These days they don’t want a new alliance
Just get rid of the one they had before

They don’t want co-operation
Aim to live in isolation
Call themselves an island nation
Sink ‘em

Europe thought the time was right for learning
After living through the two world wars
The politics of hatred’s now returning
All principle’s been shaken to the core

They don’t want co-operation
Don’t care much for education
Call themselves an island nation
Sink ‘em

They’re going to set up barriers and borders
So they have something they can hide behind
They’ll wait to hear the rich give out their orders
Cos money’s all that matters in their minds

They don’t want co-operation
Love the sound of confrontation
Call themselves an island nation
Fuck ‘em

Now they spit at people with an accent
And ridicule those with a different skin
One day you’re gonna wonder where the time went
When you feel the darkness closing in

They don’t want co-operation
Specialise in exploitation
Call themselves an island nation
Sink ‘em

The billionaires have ring fenced all their money
They’re using fear and hate to win the hearts
Of those who think that violence is funny
Let’s watch the island nation fall apart

They don’t want co-operation
Don’t desire conciliation
Call themselves an island nation
Sink ‘em

One more thing I’ll say with trepidation
For though I am ashamed I cannot lie
I myself was born in that sick nation
But I’m going somewhere else to die

They don’t want co-operation
Want to live in isolation
Call themselves an island nation
Fuck ‘em


from Island Nation [EP], released July 19, 2019
Guitar and vocals by Phil


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Phil Harrison Chania, Greece

Born and raised in Liverpool, UK, Phil recorded and performed with pop group the Korgis ("Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime") as keyboardist in the late '70s and very early '80s.

Throughout his career as a professional linguist, he has continued to write, record, and perform original music.

For the last several years he and his wife Fran have lived on an island somewhere sunny.
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