In The Desert

by The Mekons

The Mekons are a British rock band. Formed in the late 1970s, they are one of the longest-running and most prolific of the first-wave British punk rock bands.

In the desert artillery takes it's time
Pounds and recoils, shell after shell
Sunk in the sand, a shattered statue lies
Nothing survives in the desert, nothing survives
Stamped out these lifeless things
Mockery smashed on the pedestal
No words appear
No words appear

Nothing beside remains
'Round the decay of that colossal wreck
Boundless and bare, the lone and level sands
Stretch far away
My name is Blank, a creature of Bush and Blair
Darkness and despair, darkness and despair

Written by: Jon Langford, Sally Timms, Lu Edmonds


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