Manic Street Preachers – Anthem for a Lost Cause

Manic Street Preachers - Anthem for a Lost Cause
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Too many people forgot how much the 70s UK sucked. Constant strikes, power failures and a shitty economy thanks to so socialism. Thatcher had no choice but to shut the coalmines down. They were too costly.

Diolch Manix, I lived in the Valleys (Pontypridd) for few years; an open society which accepted me as part of their community. This allowed me to understand the deep meanings of their songs. Though I am not welsh in heritage but a quarter English and the rest Greek, I feel that Wales is where my heart belongs. Cymru am Byth!!

Fast becoming my favourite MSP song in todays world…A song written 5 years ago about events nearly 40 years ago still relevant right now. Shit, what a bummer!!

Song starts at 1:55 , for your information if you can't be bothered to watch the first couple of mins

The terrible disaster, and then Murdoch kept getting his way, no wonder this country is such a divided mess

My late father worked at the Bersham colliery, in North Wales, til his retirement, then we moved to Kent, as my English mother got homesick, and thanks to my father, i got a job at the Betteshanger colliery in Kent, 2 years before the miners strike,.
Fair play to the Kent miners they was solid as a rock, and who would have thought, that a pit in Thatchers heartland of the home counties, would be the last to go back. I hated the Tories, then, and still hate them now,.

so is this follow-up to "show me the wonder"? however, the guy in the picture and the guy who sits on the bed are not the same.

This is a metaphor for the rape of Wales's riches by the foreign elites and local ones 🙁
…Time for self rule and real wealth creation :)…Love all <3

Yup, Thatcherism, hated by so many….who send money abroad to sweatshops for cheap imports made by people paid a pittance.

The woman was a blight, but hypocrisy won't save you.

What I love about the Manics is that they've never betrayed their socialist ideals. I was once told by a lecturer at university that Socialism is a naive ideal of the young; that age, hard work and savings will turn a man away from such youthful ideals. I remember thinking he was a cynical and bitter old man and promising myself that I would never sell my ideals, let ambition or success corrupt my principles. I haven't found it to be difficult. I imagine James, Nicky and Sean could very easily have betrayed their youthful vision with all the success they've had and promises of sweet deals if they do this or that. I'm proud to have been a fan of theirs from the beginning. Their music and concerts have been a golden thread in the text of my life.

Now ashes burn and splinter what was once a glittering prize. That lyric makes me well up every time.

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