London Is The Place For Me
Lord Kitchener Lyrics


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London is the place for me
London this lovely city
You can go to France or America,
India, Asia or Australia
But you must come back to London city
Well believe me I am speaking broadmindedly
I am glad to know my Mother Country
I have been travelling to countries years ago
But this is the place I wanted to know
London that is the place for me

To live in London you are really comfortable
Because the English people are very much sociable
They take you here and they take you there
And they make you feel like a millionaire
London that's the place for me

At night when you have nothing to do
You can take a walk down Shaftesbury Avenue
There you will laugh and talk and enjoy the breeze
And admire the beautiful scenery
Of London that's the place for me

Yes, I cannot complain of the time I have spent
I mean my life in London is really magnificent
I have every comfort and every sport




And my residence is Hampton Court
So London, that's the place for me

Overall Meaning

The song London is the Place for Me by Lord Kitchener is a celebration of London and all the good things about living there. The lyrics express Kitchener's appreciation for the city, and his feelings of comfort and belonging there. The opening lines say "London this lovely city," immediately setting a positive tone for the rest of the song. Kitchener then goes on to say that while other cities might be interesting and exciting to visit, London is the place he wants to call home. He describes the English people as "very much sociable," suggesting that the city offers a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.


The second verse highlights some of the specific things that make London a great place to live. Kitchener mentions the way people will take you out and show you the town, making you feel like a millionaire. This could be interpreted as a reference to the kindness and hospitality of Londoners, as well as the wealth of cultural and entertainment options in the city. The final verse references Shaftesbury Avenue, a famous street in the West End of London known for its theatre and nightlife. Kitchener suggests that even walking down this street at night can be a fun and enjoyable experience.


Overall, the song expresses Kitchener's love for London and his appreciation for all it has to offer. He seems genuinely happy and grateful to call the city his home.


Line by Line Meaning

London is the place for me
I have traveled the world, but I prefer London over any other place


London this lovely city
London is a beautiful city


You can go to France or America, India, Asia or Australia
There are many other countries to visit, but London is still the best


But you must come back to London city
After all your travels, you will always come back to London


Well believe me I am speaking broadmindedly
I am being honest and unbiased in my opinion


I am glad to know my Mother Country
I am happy to be back in my home country of England


I have been travelling to countries years ago
I have traveled to many countries in the past


But this is the place I wanted to know
But none have been as great as London, the place I wanted to experience the most


To live in London you are really comfortable
Living in London is very comfortable


Because the English people are very much sociable
The English people are very friendly


They take you here and they take you there
They are always willing to show you around


And they make you feel like a millionaire
They treat you so well, you feel like you have all the money in the world


At night when you have nothing to do
When you have free time at night


You can take a walk down Shaftesbury Avenue
You can walk down Shaftesbury Avenue


There you will laugh and talk and enjoy the breeze
You will have a good time, chatting and enjoying the fresh air


And admire the beautiful scenery
You can also appreciate the lovely views


Of London that's the place for me
All of these things make me believe that London really is the place for me


Yes, I cannot complain of the time I have spent
I have no regrets about the time I've spent in London


I mean my life in London is really magnificent
My life in London is truly wonderful


I have every comfort and every sport
I have access to all the luxuries and amenities I could want


And my residence is Hampton Court
Even my house in London (Hampton Court) is amazing


So London, that's the place for me
All of this adds up to make London the perfect place for me




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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@wanderreis

London is the place for me
London this lovely city
You can go to France or America,
India, Asia or Australia
But you must come back to London city

Well believe me I am speaking broadmindedly
I am glad to know my Mother Country
I have been travelling to countries years ago
But this is the place I wanted to know
London that is the place for me

To live in London you are really comfortable
Because the English people are very much sociable
They take you here and they take you there
And they make you feel like a millionaire
London that's the place for me

At night when you have nothing to do
You can take a walk down Shaftesbury Avenue
There you will laugh and talk and enjoy the breeze
And admire the beautiful scenery
Of London that's the place for me

Yes, I cannot complain of the time I have spent
I mean my life in London is really magnificent
I have every comfort and every sport
And my residence is Hampton Court
So London, that's the place for me



All comments from YouTube:

@amandawallis5396

This was the closing song at my dad's funeral, he was born in cedros Trinidad and came to London where he met my mum, miss him 13/11/1942- 21/05/2019 had his funeral 21st June 2019

@JustinBenn

RIP and love to you. My father came from San Fernando in Trini' and met my mum in London (from POS). Father is very ill now, and was born in '41. Also served for a time in the Royal Air Force, of which he was proud. Hope your heart heals.

@amandawallis5396

I'm so sorry to hear about your father, I loved hearing about my dad's journeys to America, Oslo, Amsterdam, he was well travelled til he settled in London. Love and peace to you, your dad an family

@Luca-zg7rd

@Justin Benn how is your father now?

@seaklengchhun8898

sorry for your loss.

@wanderreis

London is the place for me
London this lovely city
You can go to France or America,
India, Asia or Australia
But you must come back to London city

Well believe me I am speaking broadmindedly
I am glad to know my Mother Country
I have been travelling to countries years ago
But this is the place I wanted to know
London that is the place for me

To live in London you are really comfortable
Because the English people are very much sociable
They take you here and they take you there
And they make you feel like a millionaire
London that's the place for me

At night when you have nothing to do
You can take a walk down Shaftesbury Avenue
There you will laugh and talk and enjoy the breeze
And admire the beautiful scenery
Of London that's the place for me

Yes, I cannot complain of the time I have spent
I mean my life in London is really magnificent
I have every comfort and every sport
And my residence is Hampton Court
So London, that's the place for me

@rosafoggon4825

omg haha i had to write the lyrics for a school thing tysm

@Hlaxm

How ironic!

@wolfboyplayz3814

Thank you I also had to type it up but because of you I just had to copy and paste

@animisharamesh1134

thanks mate

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