Made in England (song)

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"Made in England"
Single by Elton John
from the album Made in England
B-side "Whatever Gets You Through the Night" (live) /
"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (live) /
"I Saw Her Standing There" (live)
Released 8 May 1995
Format CD, vinyl record (7"), audio cassette
Recorded 1994
Genre Rock
Length 4:46
Label Rocket
Writer(s) Music: Elton John
Lyrics: Bernie Taupin
Producer(s) Elton John, Greg Penny
Elton John singles chronology
"Made in England"

"Made in England" is the title track from English pop-rock performer Elton John's 1995 album, Made in England. It is an autobiographical telling of his growing up, parts of his life, and what it is like in England.

"Made in England" is often seen as a pro-English anthem, due to its upbeat tune and the repetition of shouts of "England" at the end of the song. However, the lyrics themselves tell a very different story. In fact, the last couple of lines sum it all up:

"But the joke's on you, you never read the song
They all think they know but they all got it wrong"
Elton John in "Made in England"

In this aspect it is very similar to Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" which is also often misinterpreted as a pro-USA song.