(Dawning of a) New Era

Jerry Dammers

This is the dawning of a new era
This is the dawning of a new era
I met a girl from area three
She told me that she worked in a chicken factory

This is the dawning of a new era
By two o'clock we were 'Brahms & Lisst'
I had to walk her home through area six
This is the dawning of a new era
Sticks and stones may break my bones
In area six they throw bottles and bricks and kicks

This is the dawning of a new era
I climbed the stairs to the fourteenth floor
The key won't fit the door
This is the dawning of a new era
She said she had a beautiful flat
We had to sleep on the mat

This is the dawning of a new era
Woke up and thought "This ain't exactly heaven"
Oh shit, this is area seven
This is the dawning of a new era
This is the dawning of a new era
This is the dawning of a new era
This is so boring, it's a new era

Released As:

The Specials

Single Cover:

A Message To You, Rudy - Single Cover

UK Release Date:

October 1979

Catalog Number:

CDL TT 5001

UK Single Chart:

7

Single Track Listing: