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Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:04 pm
by Ad
London Lady: The Stranglers

LDN: Lily Allen

Trams of Old London: Robyn Hitchcock

Waterloo Sunset: The Kinks (it might not mention "London" specifically, but I can't think of a better song about London.)

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:18 pm
by Mixmaster Shecky
Ok, bonus points for American bands that have 'London' in their lyrics.

I got nothing.

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:36 pm
by stickman45
"When I first got to London,
it was pouring down rain
Met a little girl in a field canteen,
painted her name on the nose of my plane..."
-Steve Earle "Johnny Come Lately"

"But Amsterdam was always good for grieving
And London never fails to leave me blue
Paris never was my kinda town
So I walked around with the Ft. Worth Blues"
-Steve Earle "Ft. Worth Blues"

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:59 pm
by Barabajagal
UFO--"Lights Out"

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:53 pm
by stickman45
Public Enemy "Countdown to Armageddon"

"London, England, consider yourselves.................WARNED warned warned warned!"

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:29 pm
by Dawg
You guys kick complete ass. Awesome stuff.

BTW - not that ya'll know me like that, but my third kid (and first girl) is due in August. Wife & I picked the name "London", so I was making a little surprise mixtape for Mother's Day.

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:09 pm
by Maarten
Dawg wrote:
BTW - not that ya'll know me like that, but my third kid (and first girl) is due in August. Wife & I picked the name "London", so I was making a little surprise mixtape for Mother's Day.


exciting! congratulations!

it does make me wonder though, as i was just listening to the catatonia track i suggested.

London never sleeps, it sucks
The life out of me
Show some dignity honey
Sushi bars, wet fish it just sucks
The life out of me
And the money from my pocket


better not include it, it might turn out a prophecy! :)

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:12 pm
by trainwreck2
London Girl by the Pogues, very happy bouncy tune

Jake wrote:Pogues - Dark Streets of London
Pogues - Lullaby of London
Pogues - London You're a Lady
T. Rex - London Boys
The Smiths - London ("Train heave on to Euston")
Herman's Hermits - London Look

And of course Lily Allen - LDN

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:05 pm
by grounded5am
tori amos - london girls

Elvis sez

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:04 am
by Lep
Outside my window, not long before sleep arrives
They come with their sirens and
They sweep away all the boys busy draining the joy from their lives
They never said their prayers out loud
And while I'm dreaming, there's a passing motor car that broadcasts a popular song
And a girl appears to be saying, "Do you think that I'm going to go far?"

Just look at me, I'm having the time of my life, or something quite like it
When I'm walking out and about in London's brilliant parade

She's one of those girls that you just can't place
You feel guilty desiring such an innocent face
But of course they knew that when they cast her
Along with the red Routemaster
And the film takes place in an MGB
And a perfect recreation of the Speakeasy
Everybody looks happy and twisted
Though she probably never existed
For old times' sake
Don't let me awake

I wouldn't want you to walk across Hungerford Bridge
Especially at twilight
Looking through the bolts and the girders into the water below
You'll never find your answer there
They sounded the "all clear" in the occidental bazaar they used to call Oxford Street
Now the bankrupt souls in the city are finally tasting defeat

Don't look at me, I'm having the time of my life or something quite like it
When I'm walking out and about in London's brilliant parade

From the gates of St. Mary's, there were horses in Olympia and a trolley bus in Fulham Broadway
The lions and the tigers in Regents Park couldn't pay their way
And now they're not the only ones
At the Hammersmith Palais, in Kensington and Camden Town
There's a part that I used to play
The lovely Diorama is really part of the drama, I'd say

Just look at me, I'm having the time of my life or something quite like it
When I'm walking out and about in London's brilliant parade