We Want Rockall

As Irish fishermen defy the Scottish government by entering the disputed waters off Rockall, we recall the classic They Might Be Gannets song:

 

Where was I?
I forgot the point that I was making
I said if I was smart that I’d save up for a piece of string
and Rockall to wind a piece of string around

Everybody wants Rockall to wind a piece of string around

Throw the Atlantic wide
Let the people swim inside
Someone in this town is trying to burn The Playhouse down
They want to stop the ones who want Rockall to wind a string around

Everybody wants Rockall to wind a piece of string around

If I were a carpenter I’d hammer on the Island
I’d collect the severed heads and I’d buy a big prosthetic forehead
And wear it on my real head

Everybody wants prosthetic foreheads on their real heads

Throw the Atlantic wide
Let the people swim inside
Someone in this town is trying to burn the foreheads down
They want to stop the ones who want Rockall to wind a string around

 

from the album Fud by They Might Be Gannets. Listen here

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