Holidays In The Sun – Sex Pistols

Sex Pistols - Holidays In The Sun
Sex Pistols – Holidays In The Sun

Song Facts

Writers: Cook, Jones, Lydon, Beverley

Length: 3:20

Release Date: 14 October 1977

Chart Position (UK): 8

B-Side: Satellite

Sponsored:

Credits

Performers:

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

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

Holidays In The Sun

A Cheap holiday in other peoples misery!

I don't wanna holiday in the sun
I wanna go to 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 reason to be waiting

The Berlin Wall

Sensurround sound in a two inch wall
Well I was waiting for the communist call
I dared to 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
But now i gotta reason it's no real reason

And I'm waiting at Berlin Wall

I'm gonna go over the Berlin Wall
I don't understand this thing at all
I gonna go over and over the Berlin Wall
I'm gonna go over the Berlin Wall
I'm gonna go over the Berlin Wall

Claustrophobia 
There's too much paranoia
There's too many closets 
Oh when will we fall?

And now I gotta reason
It's no real reason to be waiting
The Berlin Wall

I gotta go over the Wall
I don't understand this thing at all

It's third rate

Cheap dialogue, cheap essential scenery

I gotta go over the wall
I wanna go over the Berlin Wall
Before they come over the Berlin Wall

I don't understand this bit at all...

I'm gonna go over the wall
I'm gonna go over the Berlin Wall
I'm gonna go over the Berlin Wall

Before they come over the Berlin Wall
I don't understand this thing at all
Please don't be waiting for me

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