Northampton’s Road To Nowhere

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Take a walk through my town
Down the dark and dirty paths
We got no money for street lights
There are no wages for street cleaners
Peer from the lofty lift tower heights
Drink in the run down derelict sights
Hear the dereliction of council duty
Drunk on their neoliberal counsel booty
We have been cut raw to the bone
Dying homeless on the streets alone
Where is the council’s ghost at the feast
Playing host to our very own beast
Draining the lifeblood of our town
We have even been abandoned by the clown
Society now secondary to loan repayments
Who gives a fuck about benefit claimants?
Tear the bus stop down one won’t be soon
Expect one along once in a blue moon
Repeat to me we are all in this together
While I freeze to death in the cold weather
These fair weather friends provide no service
Do they forget they are suppose to serve us!

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Helping Hands Help You Stand

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Hello Brothers
Hello Sisters
Hello Comrades

Words with meaning uttered without thought
Thoughts without words resembling nought

What is a Brother?
What is a Sister?
What is a Comrade?

When we say brother does it have meaning
Or do we say it without feeling?
When we say sister does it have meaning
Or do we say it without caring?
When we say comrade does it have meaning
Or do we say it without thinking?

Lost in translation warning to all battle stations
Wide eyed words stay silent stay stunned

Look on Brothers
Look on Sisters
Look on Comrades

There is nothing to see here but my bondage
My suffering screened behind idealogical knowledge
Purity masking your contempt for the concept
This time we need to get it correct

What is a Brother?
It is you, it is me
What is a Sister?
It is her, it is him
What is a Comrade?
It is all of us.

An injury to one is an injury to all
Ignoring our suffering makes us cruel

Think Brother
Think Sister
Think Comrade

Next time you might be the one to fall
You will be caught by your comrades
Sheltered at the side of your sisters
And you shall battle beside your brothers

We are Brothers
We are Sisters
We are Comrades

For we are defined by our joint struggle
These words unite us and give us strength
They are actions never to be held in contempt

Goodbye Brothers
Goodbye Sisters
Goodbye Comrades

Corruption Capitalism

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Creed of Capitalism
Is the greed of capitalism
Bringing about the fall of capitalism
There is no hope of reforming capitalism
We can only settle for abolishing capitalism
Solely because of the crimes of capitalism
Forget about the lies of capitalism
Focus on the destruction of capitalism
Socialism the only cure for capitalism

La Riot

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The righteous riot when we have nothing left
The righteous riot because property is theft
The righteous riot give us our daily bread
The righteous riot because we end up dead
The righteous riot rulers never listen
The righteous riot unlawfully in prison
The righteous riot for the oppressed
The righteous riot society depressed
The righteous riot national corruption
The righteous riot justice eruption

The righteous riot
the righteous riot
when it’s our only option

Profit, suit you sire.

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Cry out in despair as our futures reduced to ash
Prosperity for the powerful, poverty for all
The absurdity goes right to the core of the system
Obscurity of the button pushing power plays
Jack out remove your social programming

Subservient like a Victorian servant
It’s not prim and proper to make demands
Your betters know what’s best
You can’t know what’s in your own interest
So defer decision making all to me
I already have it with all this money
When push comes to shove you’ll see

There is profit in this poverty pyramid
Mind your step there are plenty of traps
But not for me I’m the lord with all the land
Have you got a light for my red tape bonfire
Now sit and wonder why we are all going ape

Lives are worthless, profit from the powerless
The mantra of the madman money men

Stand Together

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On benefits struggling to pay bills
We stand with you!
Single mother working two jobs
We stand with you!
Grieving over the austerity kills
We stand with you!
Victim of the callous cuts
We stand with you!
Home made cell
We stand with you!
Freezing to death
We stand with you!
Empty cupboards
We stand with you!
No roof over your head
We stand with you!
Being driven to suicide
We stand with you!
Scapegoated citizens
We stand with you!

Stand together to know your strength
A thousand whispers make waves
Have no doubt they fear our unity
Stay silent no more!
Make our power known.

Deforestation

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Magic money tree
give us a war
some trident missiles
plus the bankers want more

Oh magic money tree
we can’t do without
the fruits of our labour
give us the benefit of the doubt

Magic money tree
Its an autumn of austerity
A winter of discontent

Magic money tree
decimated a decade