God Save The Queen – Sex Pistols

Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen
Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen

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Song Facts

Writers: Cook, Jones, Lydon, Matlock

Length: 3:20

Release Date: 27 May 1977

Chart Position (UK): 2 (NME Chart 1)

B-Side: No Feelings (A&M), Did You No Wrong (Virgin)

God Save The Queen was released to coincide with the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. It is widely rumoured that although that although the song officially made No 2 the chart was engineered to keep it off the number one spot.

A&M pressed a small run of copies before firing the band and the A&M singles are one of the holy grails for collectors. The song also appears on the 1977 Virgin album Never Mind The Bollocks.

Credits

Performers:

  • Johnny Rotten – lead vocals
  • Steve Jones – guitar, bass, backing vocals
  • Paul Cook – drums
  • Sid Vicious – bass guitar

  • Chris Thomas – production
  • Bill Price – engineering, co-production
Lyrics

God Save The Queen

God save the queen
The fascist regime
They made you a moron
Potential H-bomb

God save the queen
She ain't no human being
There is no future
In England's dreaming

Don't be told what you want
Don't be told what you need
There's no future, no future,
No future for you

God save the queen
We mean it man
We love our queen
God saves

God save the queen
'Cause tourists are money
And our figurehead
Is not what she seems

Oh God save history
God save your mad parade
Oh Lord God have mercy
All crimes are paid

When there's no future
How can there be sin
We're the flowers in the dustbin
We're the poison in your human machine
We're the future, your future

God save the queen
We mean it man
We love our queen
God saves

God save the queen
We mean it man
And there is no future
In England's dreaming

No future, no future,
No future for you
No future, no future,
No future for me

No future, no future,
No future for you
No future, no future
For you

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