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Mark E. Smith and Shuttleworth - "England's Heartbeat" (Unofficial World Cup Anthem)

In a play to be his nation's saving grace, hall-of-fame curmudgeon Mark E. Smith gets all soft and sentimental over…World Cup soccer -- er, football. A case of a project too absurd not to be true, the Fall frontman has recorded an unofficial English team anthem called "England's Heartbeat" with a duo called Shuttleworth. What's even more unexpected is that Smith seems to play it pretty straight, getting patriotic in a way that could only be inspired by a tradition of sports futility. So England hasn't won the World Cup since 1966, but considering the winning streak that Smith's on this year with the latest, greatest Fall album Your Future Our Clutter, don't bet against 'em this time.

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