The Sun hits the Sky… in England?

image For the past few months (although it seems longer… like… forever), Bali has been bombarded by the recent VisitBritain campaign.

Visually pretty and fun (I’ve been back to Britain twice in the last ten years) but one thing grabs me by the… throat and shakes me every time: the damn theme song.

What nutter came up with this lukewarm Supergrass tripe as a song for Britain:

I know a place where the sun hits the sky,
Everything changes and blows out the night,
Everyone knows why my tongue can’t be tied,

Cause I want to live where the sun meets the sky,
I am a doctor, I’ll be your doctor,
I’m on my way, you won’t come down today,
Live for the right things, be with the right ones,
Or they’ll hold you down, they’ll turn your world around,

Well, I just don’t know why the sun hits the sky,
Everyone changed as they turned out the light,
Living is easy with time on my side,

‘Cause I want to live where the sun meets the sky,
I am a doctor, I’ll be your doctor,
I’m on my way, and you won’t come down today,
Live for the right things, be with the right ones,
Or they’ll hold you down, they’ll turn your world around,

I am a doctor, I’ll be your doctor,
I’m on my way, and you won’t come down today,
Live for the right things, be with the right ones,
Or they’ll hold you down, they’ll turn your world around

Weird for me as I’d never heard the song the first time around (was it popular? God, I hope not)… and the tune is catchy (of course) so there I am wandering around the kitchen mumbling, “I am a doctor, I’ll be a doctor…” What on earth does that mean and what does it have to do with Britain. Nonsensical.

And, more than anything else: I know a place where the sun hits the sky… Britain. Gah. Really?

Enough.

Sean

Enjoy England TV campaign

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  1. That’s funny, VisitBritain..in Bali…but i guess they think there’s a market…do you have any idea who has responded positively to the campaign, i’d like to know who it worked on…and in return let offer some help with the lyrics. England is indeed a place where the sun hits the sky…and then reflects off the rain clouds in the sky back into outer space for satellite pictures…as opposed to hitting the beach as it does in Bali…and the reference to Docter? Docter is often a reference to drug dealer, and was first noted in a beatles song as such. Hence, do drugs and britain will be a ok for a visit. Fortunately the campaign didnt go as far to suggest it was worth living there; just ok for a visit. Say once every 5 yrs? Maybe they wrote the song for you!!

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