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Flag Day
The Housemartins Lyrics


Too many Florence Nightingales
Not enough Robin Hoods
Too many halos not enough heroes
Coming up with the goods

So you though you'd like to change the world
Decided to stage a jumble sale
For the poor, for the poor

It's a waste of time if you know what they mean
Try shaking a box in front of the Queen
'Cause her purse is fat and bursting at the seams
It's a waste of time if you know what they mean

Too many hands in too many pockets
Not enough hands on hearts
Too many ready to call it a day
Before the day starts

So you thought you'd like to see them healed
Got Blue Peter to stage an appeal
For the poor, for the poor

It's a waste of time if you know what they mean
Try shaking a box in front of the Queen
'Cause her purse is fat and bursting at the seams
It's a waste of time if you know what they mean

Flag Day, Flag Day, Flag Day

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Cataldo Leone

109 likes, 0 dislikes!!! I don't think I've ever seen such a ratio! The Housemartins are super-loved because they were super-good. Their music is not only catchy and appealing but also engaging and relevant on a social level. On a final note, I applaud them for their lack of trendiness and glamour. They teach today's music puppets and bimbos that those things are not needed, provided that a band is great and writes excellent music.

assbadger

Easily my favourite Housemartins song!

busterabcat

Yes - and the first one I ever heard too in 1985 which made me fall in love with the band for the whole 4 years of their existence!

dannffc

One of the best songs of all time. The End.

Gary Fellows

Amen

Patrick Wirbeleit

I also prefer the album/piano version. Although both versions hit me every time I hear them. Just love the song. Anyway. This is the original single version, though. Their first ever release.

Authentic Gay Blog

That it is!

LOADSOF SHITE

@Py Scho oh that's the version I thought this video was but I didn't notice, just came to look at the comments really. Yeah the album version is the only one I know and it's great

LOADSOF SHITE

@Py Scho which version is the one you think is better than this? I want to go and listen to it, love this song

Steve Biddick

One of my favourite all-time recordings. #Sublime

Messrs, Key, Heaton, Cullimore - a waste of time if Hugh know what they mean <3

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