Song & Video: Holidays in the Sun by the Sex Pistols (& the Fall of the Berlin Wall)

Every so often I intend to discuss a particular song on here for no other reason besides just liking the damn thing. But for the first installment I get some actual context! The 20th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s destruction is tomorrow, November 9th! This calls for not only some massively cool footage of Germans destroying that monstrous wall but for video and lyrics for what could be argued is Sex Pistols’ pièce de résistance, Holidays in the Sun. Where were you when this song came out? Where were you when the wall came down? Some of you probably won’t born but take heed of some excellent music and excellent, brave Germans.

I don’t wanna holiday in the sun
I wanna go to the new Belsen
I wanna see some history
’cause now I got a reasonable economy

Now I got a reason, now I got a reason,
Now I got a reason and I’m still waiting
Now I got a reason, now I got a reason to be waiting
The Berlin Wall

Set-surround sound in a two inch wall
I was waiting for the Communist call
I didn’t ask for sunshine and I got World War Three
I’m looking over the wall
And they’re looking at me

Now I got a reason, now I got a reason
Now I got a reason and I’m still waiting
Now I got a reason, now I got a reason to be waiting
The Berlin Wall

They’re staring all night and they’re staring all day
I had no reason to be here at all
And now I’ve gotta reason it’s no real reason
And I’m waiting
The Berlin Wall

I gotta go over the Berlin wall
I don’t understand this bit at all
I gotta go over the wall
I’ve gotta go over the Berlin Wall, I’m gonna go over the Berlin Wall!

Claustrophobia
There’s too much paranoia
There’s too many closets i went in before
And now I got a reason, it’s no real reason to be waiting

The Berlin Wall

I jumped right over the wall
I don’t understand this bit at all
This is like a movie show
Cheap dialogue, cheap essential scenery
I gotta go over the wall, I wanna go over the Berlin Wall
Wave all day, we love the Berlin Wall
I don’t understand this bit at all
I jumped right over the Berlin Wall
People wave all day, come ovr the Berlin Wall
I don’t understand this bit at all
Please don’t be waiting for me
Lyrics courtesy of 365.com – take up any errors with them

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