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Chumbawamba - Tubthumping



In England, a tubthumper is a politician. The US equivalent of tubthumping is "going on the stump" (campaigning).


"To piss" has a different meaning in the UK than in the US - "Pissing the night away" would translate to "Drinking (alcoholic beverages) all night." To be pissed in England is to be drunk, to be pissed in the US is to be angry.


This was the only US Top 40 hit for Chumbawamba. The group is a collective dedicated to the destruction of the government of the United Kingdom.


The group got its name from a story created by one of its members. In the story, the men were Chumbas, the women Wumbas.



Lyrics


Truth is I thought it mattered


I thought that music mattered


But does it? Bollocks


Not compared to our people matter



We'll be singing


When we're winning


We'll be singing



I get knocked down


But I get up again


You're never gonna keep me down


I get knocked down


But I get up again


You're never gonna keep me down


I get knocked down


But I get up again


You're never gonna keep me down


I get knocked down


But I get up again


You're never gonna keep me down



Pissing the night away


Pissing the night away



He drinks a whiskey drink


He drinks a vodka drink


He drinks a lager drink


He drinks a cider drink


He sings the songs that remind him of the good times


He sings the songs that remind of the better times



Oh, Danny boy


Danny boy


Danny boy



I get knocked down


But I get up again


You're never gonna keep me down


I get knocked down


But I get up again


You're never gonna keep me down


I get knocked down


But I get up again


You're never gonna keep me down


I get knocked down


But I get up again


You're never gonna keep me down



Pissing the night away


Pissing the night away



He drinks a whiskey drink


He drinks a vodka drink


He drinks a lager drink


He drinks a cider drink


He sings the songs that remind him of the good times


He sings the songs that remind him of the better times



Don't cry for me


Next door neighbor



I get knocked down


But I get up again


You're never gonna keep me down


I get knocked down


But I get up again


You're never gonna keep me down


I get knocked down


But I get up again


You're never gonna keep me down


I get knocked down


But I get up again


You're never gonna keep me down



I get knocked down


But I get up again (We'll be singing)


You're never gonna keep me down (When we're winning)


I get knocked down


But I get up again (We'll be singing)


You're never gonna keep me down (Ooh-ooh-ooh)


I get knocked down


But I get up again (We'll be singing)


You're never gonna keep me down (When we're winning)


I get knocked down


But I get up again (We'll be singing)


You're never gonna keep me down (Ooh-ooh-ooh)



I get knocked down


But I get up again (We'll be singing) (Pissing the night away)


You're never gonna keep me down (When we're winning)


I get knocked down


But I get up again (We'll be singing) (Pissing the night away)


You're never gonna keep me down (Ooh-ooh-ooh)


I get knocked down


But I get up again (We'll be singing) (Pissing the night away)


You're never gonna keep me down (When we're winning)


I get knocked down


But I get up again (We'll be singing) (Pissing the night away)


You're never gonna keep me down (Ooh-ooh-ooh)



I get knocked down


But I get up again (We'll be singing) (Pissing the night away)


You're never gonna keep me down (When we're winning)


I get knocked down


But I get up again (We'll be singing) (Pissing the night away)


You're never gonna keep me down (Ooh-ooh-ooh)


I get knocked down


But I get up again (We'll be singing) (Pissing the night away)


You're never gonna keep me down (When we're winning)


I get knocked down


But I get up again (We'll be singing) (Pissing the night away)


You're never gonna keep me down (Ooh-ooh-ooh)



I get knocked down


But I get up again (We'll be singing) (Pissing the night away)


You're never gonna keep me down (When we're winning)


I get knocked down


But I get up again (We'll be singing) (Pissing the night away)


You're never gonna keep me down (Ooh-ooh-ooh)


I get knocked down


But I get up again (We'll be singing) (Pissing the night away)


You're never gonna keep me down

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