Lily Allen unveils her unofficial World Cup song

Lily Allen

Lily Allen

Lily Allen has unveiled a new track on SoundCloud, referring to it as her "unofficial World Cup song" for England, and it features the lyrics "God Save The Queen, with a pint of lager".

Lily Allen has unveiled her unofficial World Cup song for England.

The 'Hard Out Here' hitmaker has debuted a new track on her SoundCloud page, and although it doesn't refer to soccer or the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil, she has dubbed it her "unofficial" ode to the tournament on her Twitter account.

Alongside a link to the song, she tweeted: "My unofficial #worldcup song BASS LIKE HOME (sic)."

'Bass Like Home', which is not featured on her latest album 'Sheezus', may not mention the competition, but it does refer to a number of English exports, including legendary England soccer player Paul Gascoigne.

The 29-year-old pop star sings : "Who gave you [William] Shakespeare? Who gave you melons? We gave you Gazza [Paul Gascoigne], twisted your melons.

"God Save The Queen with a pint of lager. I've been around, there's no where I'd rather be.

"Rule Britannia, Britannia rules the waves. We've been doing this since way back in the day. (sic)"

Lily's latest musical venture is tagged on SoundCloud as "Kid Harpoon ideas", referring to the producer and songwriter behind tracks for artists including Jessie Ware, Shakira and Florence + the Machine.

England's official 2014 World Cup single is titled 'Greatest Day' and was recorded by celebrities and soccer players including Gary Barlow, Gary Lineker, Michael Owen, Kimberley Walsh and Katy B.

Lily's father, actor-and-comedian Keith Allen, recorded his own unofficial World Cup single for the 1998 World Cup in France.

The music for 'Vindaloo' was penned by Blur bassist Alex James while Allen wrote the lyrics and although it was originally written as a parody of soccer chants it went on to become a cult classic.

Lily Allen

Chart-topping sunny pop, often with a melancholy lyrical undertone or some caustic social comment, from one of the UK's most idiosyncratic stars.


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