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Who'd Have Known
Lily Allen
Who'd Have Known

“Who’d Have Known”

It’s 5 o clock in the morning,
Conversation got boring,
You said you’re going to bed soon,
So I snuck off to your bedroom,
And I thought i’d just wait there,
Untill I heard you come up the stairs,
And I pretended I was sleeping,
And I was hoping you would creep in with me.

You put your arm around my shoulder,
It was as if the room got colder,
And we moved closer in together,
And started talking about the weather,
You said tomorow would be fun,
And we could watch A Place In The Sun,
I didn’t know where this was going,
When you kissed me.

Are you mine? Are you mine?
Cos I stay here all the time,
Watching telly, Drinking wine,
Who’d have known, Who’d have known?
When you flash up on my phone,
I no longer feel alone,
No longer feel alone.

I haven’t left you for days now,
And I’m becoming amazed how,
Your quite affectionate in public,
In fact your friend said it made her feel sick,
And even though it’s moving forward,
There’s just the right amount of awkward,
And today you accidentally,
Called me baby.

Are you mine? Are you mine?
Cos I stay here all the time,
Watching telly, Drinking wine,
Who’d have known, Who’d have known?
When you flash up on my phone,
I no longer feel alone,

Let’s just stay, Let’s just stay,
I wanna lie in bed all day,
We’ll be laughing all the way,
You told your friends,
They all know,
That we exist but we’re taking it slow,
Lets just see how we go,
Now let’s see how we go.
Top 10 British protest and political songs

1. Jarvis Cocker – Running the World (2006)
Originally written about Blair and Bush, I think this is more appropriate now than it ever has been.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deiWnZK-duM

 

2. Billy Bragg – Never Cross a Picket Line (1990)
You can’t have a list of the best political and protest songs without the king of political music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojPTz4VAOMA

 

3. Lily Allen – Hard Out Here (2014)
Lily Allen manages to reference body image, double standards, Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines and the glass ceiling all in one song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0CazRHB0so

 

4. The Jam – Eton Riffles (1979)
We still have old Etonians running the country, including the Prime Minister and Mayor of London. Apparently David Cameron is a fan of this song, to Paul Weller’s dismay.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJRmrlkYdsQ

5. Pulp – Cocaine Socialism (1998)
Jarvis Cocker wrote Cocaine Socialism after being contacted by one of Blair’s minions during the 1997 general election campaign begging for his support, to try and make Blair look cool. An angry Jarvis Cocker wrote this in response.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=929BN_zFFR0

6. Manic Street Preachers – If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next (1998)
In 2009, it was discovered that the song was used on the website of the British National Party as the soundtrack of an article describing “the violence, hatred, fragmentation and despair” wrought on London by the “great multicultural experiment”. Obviously the Irony was lost on them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX8szNPgrEs

 

7. Lily Allen – Fuck You (2009)
Her opinions on the British National Party are made pretty clear, she did also once dedicate it to the FIFA President.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFE6qQ3ySXE

 

8. Frank Turner – Thatcher Fucked The Kids (2006)
Turner actually regrets writing this saying “I regret writing the song simply because I started getting a lot of people coming to my shows who didn’t give two shits about my music. I’d just said something they agreed with. There’s a fair amount of analysis in that song that I would 100% stand by, but writing that was almost dipping a toe into the world of being a protest singer. I tried it, I really didn’t like it, and so I did something else with my life.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1NyWbhCxZE

9. Pulp – Common People (1995)
Although being one of the most famous songs of the 1990s, Common People never actually made it to number 1 unfortunately. Should have done though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuTMWgOduFM

10. Plan B – Ill Manors (2012)
Ill Manors was written as a response to 2011’s riots and “society’s failure to nurture its disadvantaged youth.” The Guardian described Ill Manors as “the first great mainstream protest song in years.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8GvLKTsTuI

Songs that will be 10 years old this year
  1. Irreplaceable by Beyoncé
  2. SOS by Rihanna 
  3. Welcome to the Black Parade by MCR 
  4. U and Dat by E-40 and T-Pain 
  5. Crazy by Gnarls Barkley 
  6. SexyBack by Justin Timberlake 
  7. The Sweet Escape by Akon and Gwen Stefani 
  8. Hips Don’t Lie by Shakira 
  9. Call Me When You’re Sober by Evanescence
  10. Smile by Lily Allen 
  11. Too Little, Too Late by JoJo 
  12. Money Maker by Lucadris and Pharrell 
  13. Dani California by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  14. Fergalicious by Fergie and will.i.am 
  15. Smack That by Akon 

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