From the album Songs on Toast

Lyrics

I knew an island, safe and fair
It rained a lot, but we didn't care
It made us hardy, it made us strong
I knew an island, where I could belong

I walked in the woodlands, winter white with snow
I looked for the faeries, but they didn't show
Through grey sticks and branches, I couldn't see what was wrong
I walked in the woodlands, where the animals belong

They say no army, could conquer this land
No foreign foot soldier, arrive on its sand
Guess we never saw it coming, 'cause it was there all along
They say no army, could be that strong

Chorus
Oh Sweet Great Britain
They're bringing you down
Till you can't make nothing
'Cept food and a crown

All the wars cost money, we didn't have at the time
We didn't know the bankers, were just waiting in line
We lost men to memory, and a bunch of sad songs
Well wars cost money, we didn't own for very long

I know an island, beautiful and wild,
It made an empire, but couldn't deal with its child
While the millions wander, wondrin' where they belong
Well I know an island, and it isn't Hong Kong
Chorus
Oh Sweet Great Britain
They're bringing you down
Till you can't make nothing
'Cept food and a crown

Well the end of this story, I can't see right away
Depends on who's honest, and who can see how to play
You may know something better, to soften this slide
The end of this story, you and me can decide.

Chorus
Oh Sweet Great Britain
They're bringing us down
Till we can't make nothing
'Cept food and a crown