Music | ‘England 2, Colombia 0′

Kirsty MacColl, 1959–2000. Link to the lyrics of England 2, Colombia 0.Matthews, North Carolina | Thistle & Shamrock host Fiona Ritchie paid tribute to the late Kirsty MacColl as well as football-themed lyrics by airing the late singer-songwriter’s “England 2 Colombia 0” in show no. 1180 this past weekend. The tune from the one-time punk rocker, who died in a diving accident in Cozumel in 2000, describes an ill-destined love affair against the backdrop of an England international:

You lied about your status

You lied about your life

You never mentioned your three children

And the fact you have a wife

Now it’s England 2 Colombia 0

And I know just how those Colombians feel.

The song appears on MacColl’s Tropical Brainstorm album (Instinct [U.S.], 2001).

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