The Legend of England

by Steve Roberts

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Who were the souls who walked these ancient roads Up into the hills upon which our eyes still thrill In the waters did they sink, in the valleys did they think We'd be buying a legend of England In the fields many toiled, in the mansions some were spoiled As the factories grew so the smoke and dust did too Cities, villagers and towns, war and hunger May queens crowned As they built up their legend of England So we laugh as we weep and love as we fight Destroy what we keep turn the day in to the night Let's take a stroll down the streets all paved with holes From the mountains to the sands we can build our land Instead of buying a legend of England No more to doff the cap or let them draw the map That leads to their legend of England We're buying a legend that isn't England
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A couple of years ago I thought it might be interesting to record an album of songs themed around England and Englishness and I set to writing, researching and staring into the distance. After I had 5 or 6 songs I realised, unhappily, that I wasn’t enjoying it; the disconnect between me and the country I was born in had become too great. So instead I offer 2 songs from the now abandoned concept album about England. I mean there's more than enough Englishness running about unchecked as it is.

I wrote a song called The Queen of England, a love song, in order to rid myself of negativity. It’s one of the two songs released today via Bandcamp (and later the other places) and it’s simple, quiet and heartfelt. The Legend of England is the lead song, I suppose. It too is simple and quiet but baffled by the accepted manipulation of history. There’s an accompanying video for this song starring a Wererabbit.

I wrote some songs and it wasn’t enough.

Thanks to Craig Edmondson who played on, recorded and mixed the music and Rae Leeson who hunted down and shot (camera style) the Wererabbit.

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released November 18, 2020

Songs written by Steve Roberts

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Steve Roberts Glossop

Steve was/is the singer and songwriter with Liverpool’s 16 Tambourines who signed to BMG and toured and recorded throughout Europe in the late 80s and 90s.
He’s since recorded 3 solo albums and one with the band Captain Pop. He’s also written for TV and semi theatre pieces about the Cold War and Surveillance. He lives in the Peak District.
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