Nature in the sky: a sixpenny song for Billy Bragg

[map 42 - Singapore]

[map 42 – Singapore]



When the rich get richer

and pretty as a Monet picture

when the common touch

don’t mean that much

we’ll build nature in the sky


with palm trees and grass

and a deck-chair for the arse

we’ll enjoy the show

dying down there below

from our nature eyrie  in the sky


When you don’t count

and cannot amount

to a lump of coal

in a mining hole

or my ode to nature in the sky


we’ll kiss the world goodbye


Tony Birch


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