“I was born, lucky me, in the land that I love.”

The Kinks – “Victoria” from Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)

The Fall – “Victoria” from 50,000 Fall Fans Can’t Be Wrong (compilation, 2004), (originally released on The Frenz Experiment (1988))

Who sounds more drunk: Ray Davies or Mark E. Smith?

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Posted by Jordy

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3 responses to ““I was born, lucky me, in the land that I love.”

  1. glennlester

    Ray Davies.

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  3. This is one of those songs I heard on the radio as a teen and fell in love with it the first time I did. (Some songs sneak up on you over time and become faves, while some just slap you in the face and jump to the head of the class. This was one of the latter. “I was born, lucky me…” What a great line. The Kinks were never consistently great, but when they were great, they were REALLY great. Plus, the cover of the album “Arthur” looks like something Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam might have come up with, especially the hand holding the cup at the top. (BTW, the movie “Brazil” is Gilliam’s work; it’s basically 1984 on LSD.) I’ve been trying to find this one forever, but to no avail…until today. Yes, there IS a God! (You are free to disagree. You are free to do a lot of things that will have consequences, one way or the other.)

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