talis_kimberley (talis_kimberley) wrote,
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Royalists please avoid. (Song: The Day that Nothing Happened)

THE DAY THAT NOTHING HAPPENED


The flags went up with the bunting
And the crowds gathered out in the sun
There were journalists jostling for spaces
And excitement filled everyone

Just for once there was nobody fighting
No-one starved, or suffered or died
Not a thing went on in the whole wide world
(Well, unless the media lied)

          So remember this day: the day that nothing happened.
          Such a wonderful day when the world seemed to take a time out
          We’ll remember this day as the day that nothing happened
          Nothing happened all over the world worth talking about.

In the end there was this one thing
Some woman gave birth to a kid
Though my sources report that she wasn’t unique
In fact that’s something lots of mums did

But for reasons I dare not go into
They only just mention the one
Though I think it was probably old-fashioned childbirth
As all of our mothers have done

          So remember this day: the day that nothing happened.
          No more war anywhere, no disputes over contrary views
          We’ll remember this day as the day that nothing happened
          Nothing happened at all, and that’s why there wasn’t any more news.
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Words by & © Talis Kimberley 23rd July 2013

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I don't think I'm going to say anything else about this right now...

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