Drowning in neat rows

Wheels grind. The drunken crowd screams. A lever is pulled and the curtains are yanked apart. The Bird King stamps onto the stage.

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The Bird King’s oration is made of knives and envies and stones and pauses. The banners and the sky are red and black.

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Catch a falling star, put it in your pocket. There’s a miniature supernova in a locked room. The Bird King’s claws scratch poems.

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Men behind glass make notes on our appearance, our social networks, our sex lives. One points at you with a finger that looks like a gun.

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The roads are closed. My neighbours starve politely. The Bird King gags on bodies. The police tell jokes about immigrants. Lock your door.

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It’s best not to try to record events that may be unreal. Cameras pirouette on their stands, wink at us like whores. I can feel the blood.

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This is what you want, this is what you get. Line up and wait for it. A father of four sobs into the pavement.

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There is an encore. Booted feet stamp. The android pianist shatters Chopin. Half of the crowd take mournful selfies.

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Sunlight on broken glass in the Street of Emojis. A metallic voice invites us to prayer. We shuffle loosely in our skins, ashamed.

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Last time we dug up the road, dinosaur fossils leapt into song. Pull the shutters down: the red eyes are watching.

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Have you downloaded the update? Try inserting yourself here. We may have to remove your spine. Please hold the iron bar and close your eyes.

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The Bird King’s body double calls himself James Knight but that’s just an alias. Most of the stunts are CGI. The manifesto is a bad poem.

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They smashed the clocks to free the birds. Journalists were rounded up and drugged. The curtains closed on a factitious scene.

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The Bird King bans the past tense. What’s done is done. We write feverishly, trying to keep pace with the galloping now.

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We furnish our living spaces with flatpack instructions. No more bulky furniture! We gaze at the idealised, orderly diagrams.

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Sometimes our bedrooms collapse and sticky dreams escape from our ears. The Bird King’s agents collect them in huge metal drums.

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Empty your pockets. Empty your mouth. Empty your bowels. Empty your head. Empty your books. Empty your houses. Empty your monsters. Empty your bladder. Empty your cupboards. Empty your dishwasher. Empty your bed. Empty your balls. Empty your smartphone. Empty your grave.

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The cathedral bells chime five. We think there’s a ruined castle on the hill, but there isn’t. Not even a trick of the light.

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There are lots of small pieces. They don’t go together. The Bird King assembles them into things that confound the eye, offend the ear.

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Soldiers running or explosions or the sun plunging into the horizon. The protestors’ bodies have been hidden in wardrobes and under beds.

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The news plays in a loop while we fall down the stairs. A man of 75 ate his neighbour. They’re still watching us from behind glass.

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Learning to express ourselves only in GIFs. The androids smack our hands when we slip up. We search mirrors for an escape route.

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I read a new translation but the memory of the old translation superimposes itself and the page tears itself up.

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Not even writing about the world not even writing about another world not even writing about big themes not even writing about myself.

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When feeding the police, throw meat over the fence. Never put your hands through the viewing holes.

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The Bird King paints disaster on his viewers’ faces. Cluster bombs make percussive music. This is not the end.

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What are you looking at? What are you wearing? What are you doing? What are you saying? Who do you think you are?

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The signs say CLOSED. We wait in rows of twelve. The taste of iron is hard to forget. Our nosebleeds are a constant source of embarrassment.

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Sit. Pray. Eat. Talk. Forget. Rise. Leave.

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And repeat. Drink coffee from the troughs provided. Do not attempt to communicate with each other. Do not sneeze. Do not cough.

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We drowned in neat rows. They kept our eyes open. Light diffused in our slow watery dreams. The Bird King sang about lost love.

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It was nothing to complain about. The wounds would soon heal. Suburbs burned gold in the autumn afternoon.

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We set the fire alarms off so we could have rain indoors. Our enemies hid under their desks, fearful of dissolution.

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Time means nothing. Set your watch to whenever you like. Rewind if you missed what I said. Young men wear beards as an ironic comment.

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The Bird King builds mazes around our cities. We are free to leave at any time, but will probably get lost and starve to death.

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What else do you remember? Tell us in the present tense: it’ll sound more truthful. Don’t leave any sordid detail out.

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Most of them will be set on fire in the streets, so remember to stay indoors until morning. There is blood on your collar.

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Going back to the start. But it’s not the same when you get there. The light is different. Your mood is different. The crowds have gone.

Still Elsewhere

I am often asked if the images I post on this website and on my Twitter feed are my own work. They are. The source pictures are either photos I’ve taken or public domain images. I combine, modify and generally muck about with the source pictures in apps on my iPhone or iPad, until I have an image that fulfils some mysterious criteria that I would struggle to articulate. Very often the finished result is a surprise to me; even if I had set out with a vague intention (for example, to create something nightmarish by fusing a mannequin with an insect), the experimentation and happy imprecision favoured by apps are likely to have taken the image somewhere else altogether. Usually, that somewhere else is a much more interesting place than the one I had imagined. An app invites the user to tap on a filter or an effect and see instantly how it will change the original picture. So, I often find myself trying something I hadn’t planned and seeing my picture evolve in an unexpected way. If I don’t like a step in that evolution, it’s instantly reversible. If I do like it,  I’ve made a discovery! The process is fun and – importantly – anyone with a smartphone or tablet can do it. Anyone can take a picture and play with it until it’s startling, beautiful, interesting.

Most of the pictures I make are achieved using at least two source photos and a combination of two or three apps. What follows is an exception to the rule; each of the images in this post (just like those in my last post) is based on just one photo and was achieved using one app. The source photos were my holiday snaps! I’m enjoying some time in Cornwall, and the pictures that follow document how I see the beaches of this beautiful county more accurately and vividly than the original photos. I hope you like them.




What the mirror showed

The mirror showed what it chose to show, never what the viewer demanded to see.

The mirror didn’t show the back of his head, because the back of his head didn’t exist. You peered into his mask from the inside.

The mirror showed a mannequin but not the blood, brain, heart, lungs, intestines and other organs inside you.

The mirror showed a pile of masks, some cracked, all dirty. You stood next to them, but the mirror didn’t show you.

The mirror didn’t show the nightly massacres taking place behind your eyelids.

The mirror showed pages torn from a notebook, covered in poems, diary entries and obscene doodles, all artfully arranged in the form of a man.

The mirror showed a spurt of blood, a smashed camera, strewn flowers, a copy of Hamlet.

The mirror showed a hand in a glove, a bird in a cage, a thought in a head. You turned off the light to extinguish all three.

The mirror showed a forest, a little girl, a dead wolf. Outside, sirens howled.

The mirror showed your future. Your reflection’s cold, grey skin and sagging mouth smelt of death.

The mirror showed her washing her hands. Blood spattered the white sink. Behind her, in the doorway: a man made of rusty knives.

The mirror showed him the mask he thought he was wearing, not the mask he was wearing, which resembled his face.

The mirror didn’t show the masks you’d buried like corpses. You smoothed your black skirt, admired your stilettos. You were dressed to kill.

The mirror showed itself. Nothing on its silvered surface was real. You stood in front of it, staring at a face.

The mirror showed the house’s empty shell. Vapour trails scarred the sky. Elsewhere, in a dark room, you put on your tie and your fright mask.

The mirror showed a cat, a broken bottle, a trunk exploding with fake furs. She kept to the shadows, out of the light of the setting sun.

The mirror showed your most acceptable mask. While you shaved, the man on the other side of the glass dragged a blade over his throat.

The mirror showed a dream superficially indistinguishable from your day-to-day life. You had no idea.

The mirror showed an empty stage. The audience could be heard muttering and coughing. Put your mask on. Perform.

Garish oneiric pop art

These are the pictures I made as part of my experimental review of M K L Murphy’s novel, The Isle of Minimus. Each comprises a photo of a page from the book, over which is superimposed an object that in some way (and for a particular purpose) represents a human being: a baby doll, a first aid dummy, Barbie dolls, a mannequin. I gave each picture a border, made the colours as gaudy and unnatural as possible and, in two cases, added large symbols and references to the viewer and/or artist (eyes, cameras). I wanted the pictures to connote playing cards or perhaps the starting point for a Twentyfirst Century tarot deck. Their garishness and symbolism sprang naturally from Murphy’s book.

Each of my four pictures became the stimulus for a short text, in which I played freely with characters, themes and images found in The Isle of Minimus. The four-part text-and-image piece is not so much a review of Murphy’s book as a rear view of it, an irreverent but affectionate take on it. I approached Murphy’s theatre not from the front, with its impressive facade, but from the back alley and through the stage door.

You can read my rear view at Minor Literatures.




Loopy

well we’ve voted for them to leave all them foreigners them illegal immigrants and Polish plumbers and terrorists all that lot now we’ve voted for them to leave properly for good we can get back to being England again all of us all us hard-working people who just want a better life who work our fingers to the bone nine to five all week who laid down our lives in two world wars for our country which went to the dogs the minute they started letting them immigrants in them asylum seekers and cleaners and nurses and terrorists who come over here stealing our English jobs our English houses our English women our English football our English breakfasts our English way of life our English breakfast tea our English money our English weather them fucking foreigners who asked them over anyway it weren’t me that’s for sure it weren’t anyone I know them fucking foreigners well at last we can deport them now anyone who looks a bit foreign or talks a bit foreign or has a foreign sounding name will be sent packing we’ll see to that don’t you worry them fucking foreigners coming over here stealing our English language our English heritage our English bulldogs our English sense of humour our English sense of fair play coming over here swarming over here like a fucking plague of locusts if you ask me spoiling the views in the Lake District bunging up the pipes slowing down my wifi eating holes in our pockets destroying our English way of life so thank God everyone in England voted to leave the EU which is run by bloody foreigners and Germans and terrorists who just want to take our sovereignty and our money and our dignity and our emissions and our cucumbers and our say in what goes on in the rest of the world them fucking Nazi terrorist EU bureaucrats telling us what to do telling us what to eat telling us what to wear banning our English flag and our English sense of decency them fucking foreigners well now we’ve voted for them to leave all them foreigners them illegal immigrants and Polish plumbers and terrorists all that lot now we’ve voted for them to leave properly for good we can get back to being England again all of us all us hard-working people who just want a better life who work our fingers to the bone nine to five all week who laid down our lives in two world wars for our country which went to the dogs the minute they started letting them immigrants in them asylum seekers and cleaners and nurses and terrorists who come over here stealing our English jobs our English houses our English women our English football our English breakfasts our English way of life our English breakfast tea our English money our English weather them fucking foreigners who asked them over anyway it weren’t me that’s for sure it weren’t anyone I know them fucking foreigners well at last we can deport them now anyone who looks a bit foreign or talks a bit foreign or has a foreign sounding name will be sent packing we’ll see to that don’t you worry them fucking foreigners coming over here stealing our English language our English heritage our English bulldogs our English sense of humour our English sense of fair play coming over here swarming over here like a fucking plague of locusts if you ask me spoiling the views in the Lake District bunging up the pipes slowing down my wifi eating holes in our pockets destroying our English way of life so thank God everyone in England voted to leave the EU which is run by bloody foreigners and Germans and terrorists who just want to take our sovereignty and our money and our dignity and our emissions and our cucumbers and our say in what goes on in the rest of the world them fucking Nazi terrorist EU bureaucrats telling us what to do telling us what to eat telling us what to wear banning our English flag and our English sense of decency them fucking foreigners well now we’ve voted for them to leave all them foreigners them illegal immigrants and Polish plumbers and terrorists all that lot now we’ve voted for them to leave properly for good we can get back to being England again all of us all us hard-working people who just want a better life who work our fingers to the bone nine to five all week who laid down our lives in two world wars for our country which went to the dogs the minute they started letting them immigrants in them asylum seekers and cleaners and nurses and terrorists who come over here stealing our English jobs our English houses our English women our English football our English breakfasts our English way of life our English breakfast tea our English money our English weather them fucking foreigners who asked them over anyway it weren’t me that’s for sure it weren’t anyone I know them fucking foreigners well at last we can deport them now anyone who looks a bit foreign or talks a bit foreign or has a foreign sounding name will be sent packing we’ll see to that don’t you worry them fucking foreigners coming over here stealing our English language our English heritage our English bulldogs our English sense of humour our English sense of fair play coming over here swarming over here like a fucking plague of locusts if you ask me spoiling the views in the Lake District bunging up the pipes slowing down my wifi eating holes in our pockets destroying our English way of life so thank God everyone in England voted to leave the EU which is run by bloody foreigners and Germans and terrorists who just want to take our sovereignty and our money and our dignity and our emissions and our cucumbers and our say in what goes on in the rest of the world them fucking Nazi terrorist EU bureaucrats telling us what to do telling us what to eat telling us what to wear banning our English flag and our English sense of decency them fucking foreigners well now we’ve voted for them to leave all them foreigners them illegal immigrants and Polish plumbers and terrorists all that lot now we’ve voted for them to leave properly for good we can get back to being England again all of us all us hard-working people who just want a better life who work our fingers to the bone nine to five all week who laid down our lives in two world wars for our country which went to the dogs the minute they started letting them immigrants in them asylum seekers and cleaners and nurses and terrorists who come over here stealing our English jobs our English houses our English women our English football our English breakfasts our English way of life our English breakfast tea our English money our English weather them fucking foreigners who asked them over anyway it weren’t me that’s for sure it weren’t anyone I know them fucking foreigners well at last we can deport them now anyone who looks a bit foreign or talks a bit foreign or has a foreign sounding name will be sent packing we’ll see to that don’t you worry them fucking foreigners coming over here stealing our English language our English heritage our English bulldogs our English sense of humour our English sense of fair play coming over here swarming over here like a fucking plague of locusts if you ask me spoiling the views in the Lake District bunging up the pipes slowing down my wifi eating holes in our pockets destroying our English way of life so thank God everyone in England voted to leave the EU which is run by bloody foreigners and Germans and terrorists who just want to take our sovereignty and our money and our dignity and our emissions and our cucumbers and our say in what goes on in the rest of the world them fucking Nazi terrorist EU bureaucrats telling us what to do telling us what to eat telling us what to wear banning our English flag and our English sense of decency them fucking foreigners well now we’ve voted for them to leave all them foreigners them illegal immigrants and Polish plumbers and terrorists all that lot now we’ve voted for them to leave properly for good we can get back to being England again all of us all us hard-working people who just want a better life who work our fingers to the bone nine to five all week who laid down our lives in two world wars for our country which went to the dogs the minute they started letting them immigrants in them asylum seekers and cleaners and nurses and terrorists who come over here stealing our English jobs our English houses our English women our English football our English breakfasts our English way of life our English breakfast tea our English money our English weather them fucking foreigners who asked them over anyway it weren’t me that’s for sure it weren’t anyone I know them fucking foreigners well at last we can deport them now anyone who looks a bit foreign or talks a bit foreign or has a foreign sounding name will be sent packing we’ll see to that don’t you worry them fucking foreigners coming over here stealing our English language our English heritage our English bulldogs our English sense of humour our English sense of fair play coming over here swarming over here like a fucking plague of locusts if you ask me spoiling the views in the Lake District bunging up the pipes slowing down my wifi eating holes in our pockets destroying our English way of life so thank God everyone in England voted to leave the EU which is run by bloody foreigners and Germans and terrorists who just want to take our sovereignty and our money and our dignity and our emissions and our cucumbers and our say in what goes on in the rest of the world them fucking Nazi terrorist EU bureaucrats telling us what to do telling us what to eat telling us what to wear banning our English flag and our English sense of decency them fucking foreigners well now we’ve voted for them to leave all them foreigners them illegal immigrants and Polish plumbers and terrorists all that lot now we’ve voted for them to leave properly for good we can get back to being England again all of us all us hard-working people who just want a better life who work our fingers to the bone nine to five all week who laid down our lives in two world wars for our country which went to the dogs the minute they started letting them immigrants in them asylum seekers and cleaners and nurses and terrorists who come over here stealing our English jobs our English houses our English women our English football our English breakfasts our English way of life our English breakfast tea our English money our English weather them fucking foreigners who asked them over anyway it weren’t me that’s for sure it weren’t anyone I know them fucking foreigners well at last we can deport them now anyone who looks a bit foreign or talks a bit foreign or has a foreign sounding name will be sent packing we’ll see to that don’t you worry them fucking foreigners coming over here stealing our English language our English heritage our English bulldogs our English sense of humour our English sense of fair play coming over here swarming over here like a fucking plague of locusts if you ask me spoiling the views in the Lake District bunging up the pipes slowing down my wifi eating holes in our pockets destroying our English way of life so thank God everyone in England voted to leave the EU which is run by bloody foreigners and Germans and terrorists who just want to take our sovereignty and our money and our dignity and our emissions and our cucumbers and our say in what goes on in the rest of the world them fucking Nazi terrorist EU bureaucrats telling us what to do telling us what to eat telling us what to wear banning our English flag and our English sense of decency them fucking foreigners well now we’ve voted for them to leave all them foreigners them illegal immigrants and Polish plumbers and terrorists all that lot now we’ve voted for them to leave properly for good we can get back to being England again all of us all us hard-working people who just want a better life who work our fingers to the bone nine to five all week who laid down our lives in two world wars for our country which went to the dogs the minute they started letting them immigrants in them asylum seekers and cleaners and nurses and terrorists who come over here stealing our English jobs our English houses our English women our English football our English breakfasts our English way of life our English breakfast tea our English money our English weather them fucking foreigners who asked them over anyway it weren’t me that’s for sure it weren’t anyone I know them fucking foreigners well at last we can deport them now anyone who looks a bit foreign or talks a bit foreign or has a foreign sounding name will be sent packing we’ll see to that don’t you worry them fucking foreigners coming over here stealing our English language our English heritage our English bulldogs our English sense of humour our English sense of fair play coming over here swarming over here like a fucking plague of locusts if you ask me spoiling the views in the Lake District bunging up the pipes slowing down my wifi eating holes in our pockets destroying our English way of life so thank God everyone in England voted to leave the EU which is run by bloody foreigners and Germans and terrorists who just want to take our sovereignty and our money and our dignity and our emissions and our cucumbers and our say in what goes on in the rest of the world them fucking Nazi terrorist EU bureaucrats telling us what to do telling us what to eat telling us what to wear banning our English flag and our English sense of decency them fucking foreigners well now we’ve voted for them to leave all them foreigners them illegal immigrants and Polish plumbers and terrorists all that lot now we’ve voted for them to leave properly for good we can get back to being England again all of us all us hard-working people who just want a better life who work our fingers to the bone nine to five all week who laid down our lives in two world wars for our country which went to the dogs the minute they started letting them immigrants in them asylum seekers and cleaners and nurses and terrorists who come over here stealing our English jobs our English houses our English women our English football our English breakfasts our English way of life our English breakfast tea our English money our English weather them fucking foreigners who asked them over anyway it weren’t me that’s for sure it weren’t anyone I know them fucking foreigners well at last we can deport them now anyone who looks a bit foreign or talks a bit foreign or has a foreign sounding name will be sent packing we’ll see to that don’t you worry them fucking foreigners coming over here stealing our English language our English heritage our English bulldogs our English sense of humour our English sense of fair play coming over here swarming over here like a fucking plague of locusts if you ask me spoiling the views in the Lake District bunging up the pipes slowing down my wifi eating holes in our pockets destroying our English way of life so thank God everyone in England voted to leave the EU which is run by bloody foreigners and Germans and terrorists who just want to take our sovereignty and our money and our dignity and our emissions and our cucumbers and our say in what goes on in the rest of the world them fucking Nazi terrorist EU bureaucrats telling us what to do telling us what to eat telling us what to wear banning our English flag and our English sense of decency them fucking foreigners well now we’ve voted for them to leave all them foreigners them illegal immigrants and Polish plumbers and terrorists all that lot now we’ve voted for them to leave properly for good we can get back to being England again all of us all us hard-working people who just want a better life who work our fingers to the bone nine to five all week who laid down our lives in two world wars for our country which went to the dogs the minute they started letting them immigrants in them asylum seekers and cleaners and nurses and terrorists who come over here stealing our English jobs our English houses our English women our English football our English breakfasts our English way of life our English breakfast tea our English money our English weather them fucking foreigners who asked them over anyway it weren’t me that’s for sure it weren’t anyone I know them fucking foreigners well at last we can deport them now anyone who looks a bit foreign or talks a bit foreign or has a foreign sounding name will be sent packing we’ll see to that don’t you worry them fucking foreigners coming over here stealing our English language our English heritage our English bulldogs our English sense of humour our English sense of fair play coming over here swarming over here like a fucking plague of locusts if you ask me spoiling the views in the Lake District bunging up the pipes slowing down my wifi eating holes in our pockets destroying our English way of life so thank God everyone in England voted to leave the EU which is run by bloody foreigners and Germans and terrorists who just want to take our sovereignty and our money and our dignity and our emissions and our cucumbers and our say in what goes on in the rest of the world them fucking Nazi terrorist EU bureaucrats telling us what to do telling us what to eat telling us what to wear banning our English flag and our English sense of decency them fucking foreigners well now we’ve voted for them to leave all them foreigners them illegal immigrants and Polish plumbers and terrorists all that lot now we’ve voted for them to leave properly for good we can get back to being England again all of us all us hard-working people who just want a better life who work our fingers to the bone nine to five all week who laid down our lives in two world wars for our country which went to the dogs the minute they started letting them immigrants in them asylum seekers and cleaners and nurses and terrorists who come over here stealing our English jobs our English houses our English women our English football our English breakfasts our English way of life our English breakfast tea our English money our English weather them fucking foreigners who asked them over anyway it weren’t me that’s for sure it weren’t anyone I know them fucking foreigners well at last we can deport them now anyone who looks a bit foreign or talks a bit foreign or has a foreign sounding name will be sent packing we’ll see to that don’t you worry them fucking foreigners coming over here stealing our English language our English heritage our English bulldogs our English sense of humour our English sense of fair play coming over here swarming over here like a fucking plague of locusts if you ask me spoiling the views in the Lake District bunging up the pipes slowing down my wifi eating holes in our pockets destroying our English way of life so thank God everyone in England voted to leave the EU which is run by bloody foreigners and Germans and terrorists who just want to take our sovereignty and our money and our dignity and our emissions and our cucumbers and our say in what goes on in the rest of the world them fucking Nazi terrorist EU bureaucrats telling us what to do telling us what to eat telling us what to wear banning our English flag and our English sense of decency them fucking foreigners well now we’ve voted for them to leave all them foreigners them illegal immigrants and Polish plumbers and terrorists all that lot now we’ve voted for them to leave properly for good we can get back to being England again all of us all us hard-working people who just want a better life who work our fingers to the bone nine to five all week who laid down our lives in two world wars for our country which went to the dogs the minute they started letting them immigrants in them asylum seekers and cleaners and nurses and terrorists who come over here stealing our English jobs our English houses our English women our English football our English breakfasts our English way of life our English breakfast tea our English money our English weather them fucking foreigners who asked them over anyway it weren’t me that’s for sure it weren’t anyone I know them fucking foreigners well at last we can deport them now anyone who looks a bit foreign or talks a bit foreign or has a foreign sounding name will be sent packing we’ll see to that don’t you worry them fucking foreigners coming over here stealing our English language our English heritage our English bulldogs our English sense of humour our English sense of fair play coming over here swarming over here like a fucking plague of locusts if you ask me spoiling the views in the Lake District bunging up the pipes slowing down my wifi eating holes in our pockets destroying our English way of life so thank God everyone in England voted to leave the EU which is run by bloody foreigners and Germans and terrorists who just want to take our sovereignty and our money and our dignity and our emissions and our cucumbers and our say in what goes on in the rest of the world them fucking Nazi terrorist EU bureaucrats telling us what to do telling us what to eat telling us what to wear banning our English flag and our English sense of decency them fucking foreigners well now we’ve voted for them to leave all them foreigners them illegal immigrants and Polish plumbers and terrorists all that lot now we’ve voted for them to leave properly for good we can get back to being England again all of us all us hard-working people who just want a better life who work our fingers to the bone nine to five all week who laid down our lives in two world wars for our country which went to the dogs the minute they started letting them immigrants in them asylum seekers and cleaners and nurses and terrorists who come over here stealing our English jobs our English houses our English women our English football our English breakfasts our English way of life our English breakfast tea our English money our English weather them fucking foreigners who asked them over anyway it weren’t me that’s for sure it weren’t anyone I know them fucking foreigners well at last we can deport them now anyone who looks a bit foreign or talks a bit foreign or has a foreign sounding name will be sent packing we’ll see to that don’t you worry them fucking foreigners coming over here stealing our English language our English heritage our English bulldogs our English sense of humour our English sense of fair play coming over here swarming over here like a fucking plague of locusts if you ask me spoiling the views in the Lake District bunging up the pipes slowing down my wifi eating holes in our pockets destroying our English way of life so thank God everyone in England voted to leave the EU which is run by bloody foreigners and Germans and terrorists who just want to take our sovereignty and our money and our dignity and our emissions and our cucumbers and our say in what goes on in the rest of the world them fucking Nazi terrorist EU bureaucrats telling us what to do telling us what to eat telling us what to wear banning our English flag and our English sense of decency them fucking foreigners well now we’ve voted for them to leave all them foreigners them illegal immigrants and Polish plumbers and terrorists all that lot now we’ve voted for them to leave properly for good we can get back to being England again all of us all us hard-working people who just want a better life who work our fingers to the bone nine to five all week who laid down our lives in two world wars for our country which went to the dogs the minute they started letting them immigrants in them asylum seekers and cleaners and nurses and terrorists who come over here stealing our English jobs our English houses our English women our English football our English breakfasts our English way of life our English breakfast tea our English money our English weather them fucking foreigners who asked them over anyway it weren’t me that’s for sure it weren’t anyone I know them fucking foreigners well at last we can deport them now anyone who looks a bit foreign or talks a bit foreign or has a foreign sounding name will be sent packing we’ll see to that don’t you worry them fucking foreigners coming over here stealing our English language our English heritage our English bulldogs our English sense of humour our English sense of fair play coming over here swarming over here like a fucking plague of locusts if you ask me spoiling the views in the Lake District bunging up the pipes slowing down my wifi eating holes in our pockets destroying our English way of life so thank God everyone in England voted to leave the EU which is run by bloody foreigners and Germans and terrorists who just want to take our sovereignty and our money and our dignity and our emissions and our cucumbers and our say in what goes on in the rest of the world them fucking Nazi terrorist EU bureaucrats telling us what to do telling us what to eat telling us what to wear banning our English flag and our English sense of decency them fucking foreigners well now we’ve voted for them to leave all them foreigners them illegal immigrants and Polish plumbers and terrorists all that lot now we’ve voted for them to leave properly for good we can get back to being England again all of us all us hard-working people who just want a better life who work our fingers to the bone nine to five all week who laid down our lives in two world wars for our country which went to the dogs the minute they started letting them immigrants in them asylum seekers and cleaners and nurses and terrorists who come over here stealing our English jobs our English houses our English women our English football our English breakfasts our English way of life our English breakfast tea our English money our English weather them fucking foreigners who asked them over anyway it weren’t me that’s for sure it weren’t anyone I know them fucking foreigners well at last we can deport them now anyone who looks a bit foreign or talks a bit foreign or has a foreign sounding name will be sent packing we’ll see to that don’t you worry them fucking foreigners coming over here stealing our English language our English heritage our English bulldogs our English sense of humour our English sense of fair play coming over here swarming over here like a fucking plague of locusts if you ask me spoiling the views in the Lake District bunging up the pipes slowing down my wifi eating holes in our pockets destroying our English way of life so thank God everyone in England voted to leave the EU which is run by bloody foreigners and Germans and terrorists who just want to take our sovereignty and our money and our dignity and our emissions and our cucumbers and our say in what goes on in the rest of the world them fucking Nazi terrorist EU bureaucrats telling us what to do telling us what to eat telling us what to wear banning our English flag and our English sense of decency them fucking foreigners well now we’ve voted for them to leave all them foreigners them illegal immigrants and Polish plumbers and terrorists all that lot now we’ve voted for them to leave properly for good we can get back to being England again all of us all us hard-working people who just want a better life who work our fingers to the bone nine to five all week who laid down our lives in two world wars for our country which went to the dogs the minute they started letting them immigrants in them asylum seekers and cleaners and nurses and terrorists who come over here stealing our English jobs our English houses our English women our English football our English breakfasts our English way of life our English breakfast tea our English money our English weather them fucking foreigners who asked them over anyway it weren’t me that’s for sure it weren’t anyone I know them fucking foreigners well at last we can deport them now anyone who looks a bit foreign or talks a bit foreign or has a foreign sounding name will be sent packing we’ll see to that don’t you worry them fucking foreigners coming over here stealing our English language our English heritage our English bulldogs our English sense of humour our English sense of fair play coming over here swarming over here like a fucking plague of locusts if you ask me spoiling the views in the Lake District bunging up the pipes slowing down my wifi eating holes in our pockets destroying our English way of life so thank God everyone in England voted to leave the EU which is run by bloody foreigners and Germans and terrorists who just want to take our sovereignty and our money and our dignity and our emissions and our cucumbers and our say in what goes on in the rest of the world them fucking Nazi terrorist EU bureaucrats telling us what to do telling us what to eat telling us what to wear banning our English flag and our English sense of decency them fucking foreigners well now we’ve voted for them to leave all them foreigners them illegal immigrants and Polish plumbers and terrorists all that lot now we’ve voted for them to leave properly for good we can get back to being England again all of us all us hard-working people who just want a better life who work our fingers to the bone nine to five all week who laid down our lives in two world wars for our country which went to the dogs the minute they started letting them immigrants in them asylum seekers and cleaners and nurses and terrorists who come over here stealing our English jobs our English houses our English women our English football our English breakfasts our English way of life our English breakfast tea our English money our English weather them fucking foreigners who asked them over anyway it weren’t me that’s for sure it weren’t anyone I know them fucking foreigners well at last we can deport them now anyone who looks a bit foreign or talks a bit foreign or has a foreign sounding name will be sent packing we’ll see to that don’t you worry them fucking foreigners coming over here stealing our English language our English heritage our English bulldogs our English sense of humour our English sense of fair play coming over here swarming over here like a fucking plague of locusts if you ask me spoiling the views in the Lake District bunging up the pipes slowing down my wifi eating holes in our pockets destroying our English way of life so thank God everyone in England voted to leave the EU which is run by bloody foreigners and Germans and terrorists who just want to take our sovereignty and our money and our dignity and our emissions and our cucumbers and our say in what goes on in the rest of the world them fucking Nazi terrorist EU bureaucrats telling us what to do telling us what to eat telling us what to wear banning our English flag and our English sense of decency them fucking foreigners well now we’ve voted for them to leave all them foreigners them illegal immigrants and Polish plumbers and terrorists all that lot now we’ve voted for them to leave properly for good we can get back to being England again all of us all us hard-working people who just want a better life who work our fingers to the bone nine to five all week who laid down our lives in two world wars for our country which went to the dogs the minute they started letting them immigrants in them asylum seekers and cleaners and nurses and terrorists who come over here stealing our English jobs our English houses our English women our English football our English breakfasts our English way of life our English breakfast tea our English money our English weather them fucking foreigners who asked them over anyway it weren’t me that’s for sure it weren’t anyone I know them fucking foreigners well at last we can deport them now anyone who looks a bit foreign or talks a bit foreign or has a foreign sounding name will be sent packing we’ll see to that don’t you worry them fucking foreigners coming over here stealing our English language our English heritage our English bulldogs our English sense of humour our English sense of fair play coming over here swarming over here like a fucking plague of locusts if you ask me spoiling the views in the Lake District bunging up the pipes slowing down my wifi eating holes in our pockets destroying our English way of life so thank God everyone in England voted to leave the EU which is run by bloody foreigners and Germans and terrorists who just want to take our sovereignty and our money and our dignity and our emissions and our cucumbers and our say in what goes on in the rest of the world them fucking Nazi terrorist EU bureaucrats telling us what to do telling us what to eat telling us what to wear banning our English flag and our English sense of decency them fucking foreigners well now we’ve voted for them to leave all them foreigners them illegal immigrants and Polish plumbers and terrorists all that lot now we’ve voted for them to leave properly for good we can get back to being England again all of us all us hard-working people who just want a better life who work our fingers to the bone nine to five all week who laid down our lives in two world wars for our country which went to the dogs the minute they started letting them immigrants in them asylum seekers and cleaners and nurses and terrorists who come over here stealing our English jobs our English houses our English women our English football our English breakfasts our English way of life our English breakfast tea our English money our English weather them fucking foreigners who asked them over anyway it weren’t me that’s for sure it weren’t anyone I know them fucking foreigners well at last we can deport them now anyone who looks a bit foreign or talks a bit foreign or has a foreign sounding name will be sent packing we’ll see to that don’t you worry them fucking foreigners coming over here stealing our English language our English heritage our English bulldogs our English sense of humour our English sense of fair play coming over here swarming over here like a fucking plague of locusts if you ask me spoiling the views in the Lake District bunging up the pipes slowing down my wifi eating holes in our pockets destroying our English way of life so thank God everyone in England voted to leave the EU which is run by bloody foreigners and Germans and terrorists who just want to take our sovereignty and our money and our dignity and our emissions and our cucumbers and our say in what goes on in the rest of the world them fucking Nazi terrorist EU bureaucrats telling us what to do telling us what to eat telling us what to wear banning our English flag and our English sense of decency them fucking foreigners well now we’ve voted for them to leave