I think this album is the one culturally that probably holds as the standard the last 30 years for the english. What I love about some of Ian Brown's lyrics is they're simple but have such a natural flow to them. I can't put my finger on it. Something maybe about resurrection, god, countryside.....anyway, I think Waterfall, Elizabeth My Dear, This Is The One, and Don't Stop are the best. The great John Leckie produced it.\n\nOn Waterfall I love how the chorus mimics it.....\n\n\n\nChimes sing Sunday morn\nToday's the day she's sworn\nTo steal what she never could own\nAnd race from this hole she calls home\n\nNow you're at the wheel\nTell me how, how does it feel?\nSo good to have equalized\nTo lift up the lids of your eyes\n\nAs the miles they disappear\nSee land begin to clear\nFree from the filth and the scum\nThis American satellites won\n\nShe'll carry on through it all\nShe's a waterfall\n\nShe'll carry on through it all\nShe's a waterfall\n\nSee the steeple pine\nThe hills as old as time\nSoon to be put to the test\nTo be whipped by the winds of the west\n\nStands on shifting sands\nThe scales held in her hands\nThe wind it just whips her and waits\nAnd fills up her brigantine sails\n\nShe'll carry on through it all\nShe's a waterfall\nShe'll carry on through it all\n\nShe's a waterfall \n\nI thought this was the best explanation of they lyrics meaning.....\n\nhttps:\/\/songmeanings.com\/songs\/view\/79260\/\n\nMy Interpretation\nThis song seems to be about Britain and the fall of empire perhaps; and the idea that perhaps British culture is being eroded by the 'winds of the west', by American culture and American power. The song definitely has a sense of melancholy to it, but also a sense of surrender and resignation to the need for Britain to just go with what is happening; to not fight it.\n\nThe idea that Britain will carry on through it all and go on as it always has and always will but things will just be different.\n\nTo me it seems like some kind of ode to Britain's history of glory and perhaps to a culture lost or overtaken by the US.\n\nThis song really gets to me actually. When I hear songs like this it really reminds me of what song writing is all about. The lyrics are superb but the music actually captures the sentiment that is being expressed. It has a transient feel to it which encapsulates the concept of change or movement, evolution and modernity.