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Hey!

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This programme contains some strong language.

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# I said what's the word?

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# Tell me brother, have you heard? #

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APPLAUSE

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# Well, show us the way to the next whisky bar

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# Oh, don't ask why

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# Oh, don't ask why

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# For we must find the next whisky bar

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# For if we don't find the next whisky bar

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# I tell you we must die

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# I tell you we must die I tell you, I tell you

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# I tell you we must die

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# Oh, moon of Alabama

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# We now must say goodbye

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# We've lost our good old mama

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# And must have whisky, oh, you know why

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# Oh, moon of Alabama

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# We now must say goodbye

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# We've lost our good old mama

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# And must have whisky oh, you know why

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# Oh, show us the way to the next little dollar

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# Oh, don't ask why Oh, don't ask why

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# For we must find the next little dollar

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# But if we don't find the next little dollar

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# I tell you we must die

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# I tell you we must die I tell you, I tell you

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# I tell you we must die

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# Oh, moon of Alabama

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# We now must say goodbye

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# We've lost our good old mama

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# And must have dollars You know why

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# Oh, moon of Alabama

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# We now must say goodbye

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# We've lost our good old mama

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# And must have dollars Oh, you know why. #

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APPLAUSE

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# Oh, my name, it ain't nothin'

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# My age, it means less

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# The country I come from

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# Is called the Midwest

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# I was taught and brought up there

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# The laws to abide

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# And that the land that I live in has God on its side

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# Oh, the history books tell it

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# They tell it so well

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# The cavalries charged

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# The Indians fell

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# The cavalries charged

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# The Indians died

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# Oh, the country was young

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# With God on its side

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# The Spanish-American War had its day

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# And the Civil War too was soon laid away

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# And the names of the heroes

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# I was made to memorise

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# With guns in their hands

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# And God on their side. #

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# It's true that all the men you knew were dealers

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# Who said they were through with dealing

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# Every time you gave them shelter

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# I know that kind of man

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# It's hard to hold the hand

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# Of anyone who's reaching for the sky just to surrender

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# Who is reaching for the sky just to surrender

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# And sweeping up the jokers that he left behind

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# You'll find he did not leave you very much

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# Not even laughter

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# Like any dealer he was watching for the card

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# That is so high and wild he'll never need to deal another

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# He was just some Joseph looking for a manger

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# He was just some Joseph

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# Looking for a manger

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# And then leaning on your windowsill he'll say

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# One day you caused his will to weaken with your love

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# And warmth and shelter

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# And then taking from his wallet an old schedule of trains, he'll say

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# I told you when I came I was a stranger

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# I told you when I came I was a stranger

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# But now another stranger seems to want you to ignore his dreams

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# As though they were the burden of some other

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# You've seen that man before His golden arm dispatching cards

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# But now it's rusted from the elbow to the finger

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# And he wants to trade the game he plays for shelter

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# Yes, he wants to trade the game he knows for shelter

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# Oh, you hate to watch another tired man lay down his hand

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# Like he was giving up the holy game of poker

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# And while he talks his dreams to sleep

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# You notice there's a highway that is curling up like smoke

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# Above his shoulder

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# And suddenly you feel a little older

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# Now you tell him to come in, sit down

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# But something makes you turn around

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# The door is open You can't close your shelter

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# You try the handle of the road

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# It opens, do not be afraid

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# It's you, my love You who are the stranger

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# It is you, my love You who are the stranger

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# Well, I've been waiting

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# I was sure we'd meet between the trains we're waiting for

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# I think it's time to board another

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# Please understand I never had a secret chart

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# To get me to the heart of this or any other matter

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# When he talks like this You don't know what he's after

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# When he speaks like this You don't know what he's after

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# Let's meet tomorrow if you choose Upon the shore, beneath the bridge

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# That they are building on some endless river

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# Then he leaves the platform for the sleeping car that's warm

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# You realise, he's only advertising one more shelter

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# And it comes to you He never was a stranger

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# And you say OK, the bridge or someplace later

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# And then leaning on your windowsill

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# He'll say one day you caused his will to weaken with your love

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# And warmth and shelter

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# And then taking from his wallet an old schedule of trains, he'll say

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# I told you when I came I was a stranger

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# I told you when I came

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# I was a stranger

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# I told you when I came I was a stranger. #

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# I slept last night in a good hotel

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# I went shopping today for jewels

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# The wind rushed around in the dirty town

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# And the children let out from the schools

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# I was standing on a noisy corner

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# Waiting for the walking green

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# Across the street he stood and he played real good

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# On his clarinet for free

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# Now, me, I play for fortunes

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# And those velvet curtain calls

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# I've got a black limousine

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# And two gentlemen

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# Escorting me to the halls

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# Now I play if you have the money

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# Or if you're a friend to me

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# But the one-man band

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# By the quick lunch stand

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# He was playing real good for free

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# Nobody stopped to hear him

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# Though he played so sweet and high

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# They knew he had never been on their TV

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# So they passed his music by

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# Oh, I meant to go over and ask for a song

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# Maybe put on some kind of harmony

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# I heard his refrain as the signal changed

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# He was playing real good

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# For free. #

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# Cain slew Abel

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# Seth knew not why

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# For if the children of Israel were supposed to multiply

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# Why must any of the children die?

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# So he asked the Lord

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# And the Lord said

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# Man means nothing

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# He means less to me

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# Than the lowliest cactus flower

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# The humblest yucca tree

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# He chases round this desert

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# Cos he thinks that's where I'll be

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# That's why I love mankind

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# I recoil in horror

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# From the foulness of thee

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# From the squalor and the filth and the misery

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# How we laugh up here in heaven

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# At the prayers you offer me

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# That's why I love mankind

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# Christians and the Jews

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# Were having a jamboree

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# The Buddhists and the Hindus

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# Joined on satellite TV

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# They picked their four greatest priests

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# And they began to speak They said

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# Lord, a plague is on the world

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# Lord, no man is free

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# The temples that we built to you

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# Have fallen into the sea

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# Lord, if you won't take care of us

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# Won't you please, please let us be?

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# And the Lord said

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# And the Lord said...

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# I burn down your cities

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# How blind you must be

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# I take from you your children

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# And you say how blessed are we

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# Man, you really must be crazy

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# To put your faith in me

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# That's why I love mankind

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# You really need me

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# That's why I love mankind. #

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# Hey!

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# I said, what's the word?

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# Tell me, brother, have you heard?

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# From Johannesburg?

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# Yeah, tell me what's the word now?

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# Sister/woman have you heard about Johannesburg?

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# They tell me that our brothers over there

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# Are defyin' the Man

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# We don't know for sure because the news we get is unreliable, man

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# Yes, I hate it when the blood starts flowin'

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# But I'm glad to see resistance growin'

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# Somebody tell me what's the word?

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# Tell me brother, have you heard from Johannesburg?

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# A lot of people talkin' ain't sayin' what I wanna hear

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# What's the word now?

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# Sister/woman, have you heard about Johannesburg?

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# I know that they're strugglin' over there

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# Ain't gonna free me

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# But we all got to be strugglin'

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# And if we wanna be free

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# Don't you wanna be free? Free?

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# Somebody, hey now

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# Yes, now, sometimes distance brings misunderstanding

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# But deep in my heart I'm demanding

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# Somebody tell me what's the word?

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-# Johannesburg!

-What's the word?

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# Johannesburg

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# What's the word?

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-# Johannesburg

-What's the word?

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# Johannesburg

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-# Get it from the drums

-Johannesburg

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-# And haven't you heard?

-Johannesburg

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-# You've got to get one

-Johannesburg

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# Somebody tell me What's happening in Johannesburg

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# New York is like Johannesburg

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# And LA is like Johannesburg

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# Freedom ain't nothin' but a word

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-# What's the word?

-Johannesburg

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-# What's the word?

-Johannesburg

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-# Haven't you heard?

-Johannesburg

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# Somebody tell me what's happening in Johannesburg

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# Detroit is like Johannesburg

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# Philadelphia is like Johannesburg

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# Freedom ain't nothing but a word Ain't nothing but a word

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# Let me see you, I think

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# Let me see you I think

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# Johannesburg

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# Freedom ain't nothing but a

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# Ain't nothing but a Ain't nothing but a...

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# It ain't nothing but a word

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# You feel like it is Johannesburg

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# Welcome, right here, brothers

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# Yeah! #

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# Kiss, Mr Death

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# I'll kiss Oscar Wilde

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# Ja lives, Mr Thorpe

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# Time is now, time is now

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# The boy looked at Johnny Johnny wanted to run

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# Johnny wanted to move but the movie kept moving as planned

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# The boy gripped Johnny He pressed him against the locker

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# He drove it in, he drove it home He drove it deep in Johnny

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# The boy disappeared Johnny fell on his knees

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# Started crashing his head against the locker

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# Started crashing his head against the locker

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# Started laughing hysterically

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# When suddenly

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# Johnny gets the feeling

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# He's being surrounded by horses, horses, horses, horses

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# Coming in in all directions white shining silver studs

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# With their nose in flames

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# He saw horses, horses, horses

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# Horses, horses, horses horses, horses

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# Do you know how to pony like bony maroney?

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# Do you know how to twist?

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# Well, it goes like this

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# It goes like this Baby, mash potato

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# Do the alligator Do the alligator

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# And you twist the twister

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# Like your baby sister I want your baby sister

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# Give me your baby sister Teach your baby sister

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# To rise up on her knees

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# Do the sweet pea Do the sweet pea

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# Roll down on your back

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# Looking like that, looking like that, looking like that

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# Then you do the watusi

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# Do the watusi

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# Life is filled with holes

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# Johnny's just laying there in his sperm coffin

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# Angel comes up to him and says

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# Can't you show me nothing but surrender?

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# Johnny gets up takes off his leather jacket

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# Taped to his chest there's the answer

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# He got pen knives and jack knives and

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# Switchblades preferred

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# Switchblades preferred

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# Then he cries, then screams Saying life is full of pain

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# I'm cruisin' through my brain

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# And I fill my nose with snow

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# And go Rimbaud, go Rimbaud,

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# Go Rimbaud and go Johnny go

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# And do the watusi

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# Do the watusi

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# There's a little place

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# A place called space

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# It's a pretty little place

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# It's across the tracks across the tracks

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# And the name of the place is

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# You like it like that

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# You like it like that You like it like that

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# Like it like that

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# And the name of the band is fuck you

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# Where I go in the world

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# That world is just a girl

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# And a man and a puppet and I'm calling to you

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# Oh, God, I beat you

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# I've no fear

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# The search

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# Responsibility

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# In taking more than one possibility

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# If you are male

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# And choose other than female

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# You must take responsibility

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# Of holding the key to

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# Freedom. #

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W'en mi jus' come to Landan toun,

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mi use to work pan di andahgroun

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but workin' pan di andahgroun y'u don't get fi know your way aroun'

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Inglan is a bitch.

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Dere's no escapin it.

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Inglan is a bitch.

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Dere's no runnin' whey fram it.

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Mi get a lickle jab in a big 'otell an' aftah a while,

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mi woz doin' quite well.

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Dem staat mi aaf as a dish-washah

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but w'en mi tek a stack, mi noh tun clackwatchah!

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Inglan is a bitch. Dere's no escapin it.

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Inglan is a bitch.

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Noh baddah try fi hide fram it.

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W'en em gi'you di lickle wage packit

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fus dem rab it wid dem big tax rackit y'u haffi struggle fi

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meek en's meet an' w'en y'u goh a y'u bed y'u jus' can't sleep.

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Inglan is a bitch.

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Dere's no escapin it.

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Inglan is a bitch fi true.

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A noh lie mi a tell, a true.

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Mi use to work dig ditch w'en it cowl noh bitch.

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Mi did strang like a mule, but, bwoy, mi did fool den awftah a while

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mi jus' stap dhu ovahtime den aftah a while mi jus' phu dung mi tool.

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Inglan is a bitch.

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Dere's no escapin it.

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Inglan is a bitch. Y'u haffi know how fi suvvive in it.

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Well mi dhu day wok an' mi duh nite wok,

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mi duh clean wok an' mi duh dutty wok.

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Dem seh dat black man is very lazy

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but if y'u si mi wok y'u woulda sey mi crazy.

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Inglan is a bitch.

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Dere's no escapin it.

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Inglan is a bitch.

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Y'u bettah face up to it.

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Dem have a lickle facktri up inna Brackly inna disya facktri

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all dem dhu is pack crackry fi di laas 15 years dem get mi laybah.

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Now awftah fiteen years mi fall out a fayvah.

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Inglan is a bitch.

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Dere's no escapin it.

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Inglan is a bitch.

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Dere's no runnin' whey fram it.

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Mi know dem have work, work in abundant

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yet still, dem mek mi redundant.

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Now, at 55 mi gettin' quite ol'

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yet still, dem sen' mi fi goh draw dole.

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Inglan is a bitch.

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Dere's no escapin it.

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Inglan is a bitch fi true.

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Is whey wi a goh dhu 'bout it?

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# Is it worth it?

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# A new winter coat and shoes for the wife

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# And a bicycle on the boy's birthday

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# It's just a rumour that was spread around town

0:28:090:28:15

# By the women and children Soon we'll be shipbuilding

0:28:150:28:21

# Well, I ask you

0:28:240:28:27

# The boy said, Dad, they're going to take me to task

0:28:290:28:34

# But I'll back by Christmas

0:28:360:28:40

# It's just a rumour that was spread around town

0:28:400:28:45

# Somebody said that someone got filled in

0:28:450:28:50

# For saying that people get killed in

0:28:500:28:54

# The result of the shipbuilding

0:28:540:28:59

# With all the will in the world

0:29:010:29:06

# Diving for dear life

0:29:060:29:10

# When we could be diving for pearls

0:29:100:29:16

# It's just a rumour that was spread around town

0:29:320:29:36

# A telegram for a picture postcard

0:29:360:29:41

# Within weeks they'll be reopening the shipyard

0:29:410:29:46

# And notifying the next of kin

0:29:460:29:50

# Once again

0:29:500:29:54

# It's all we're skilled in

0:29:540:29:58

# We will be shipbuilding

0:29:580:30:02

# With all the will in the world

0:30:060:30:11

# Diving for dear life

0:30:110:30:14

# When we could be diving for pearls. #

0:30:140:30:21

# I was a miner

0:30:300:30:32

# I was a docker

0:30:320:30:35

# I was a railway man

0:30:350:30:37

# Between the wars

0:30:370:30:40

# I raised a family

0:30:400:30:43

# In times of austerity

0:30:430:30:45

# With sweat at the foundry

0:30:450:30:48

# Between the wars

0:30:480:30:50

# I paid the union and as times got harder

0:30:500:30:55

# I looked to the government to help the working man

0:30:550:31:01

# But they brought prosperity down at the armory

0:31:010:31:06

# We're arming for peace, me boys

0:31:060:31:08

# Between the wars

0:31:080:31:11

# I kept the faith and I kept voting

0:31:170:31:21

# Not for the iron fist but for the helping hand

0:31:210:31:27

# For theirs is a land with a wall around it

0:31:270:31:32

# And mine is a faith in my fellow man

0:31:320:31:36

# Theirs is a land of hope and glory

0:31:370:31:42

# Mine is the green field and the factory floor

0:31:420:31:47

# Theirs are the skies all dark with bombers

0:31:470:31:53

# And mine is the peace we knew

0:31:530:31:55

# Between the wars

0:31:550:31:59

# Call up the craftsmen

0:32:040:32:06

# Bring me the draftsmen

0:32:060:32:09

# Build me a path from cradle to grave

0:32:090:32:14

# And I'll give my consent

0:32:140:32:17

# To any government

0:32:170:32:20

# That does not deny a man a living wage

0:32:200:32:25

# Go find the young men never to fight again

0:32:250:32:30

# Bring up the banners from the days gone by

0:32:300:32:36

# Sweet moderation

0:32:360:32:38

# Heart of this nation

0:32:380:32:41

# Desert us not, we are

0:32:410:32:43

# Between the wars. #

0:32:430:32:46

# You got a fast car

0:33:050:33:07

# I want a ticket to anywhere

0:33:070:33:09

# Maybe we make a deal

0:33:090:33:11

# Maybe together we can get somewhere

0:33:110:33:13

# Any place is better

0:33:130:33:16

# Starting from zero got nothing to lose

0:33:160:33:18

# Maybe we'll make something

0:33:180:33:20

# Me myself I got nothing to prove

0:33:200:33:24

# You got a fast car

0:33:320:33:34

# I got a plan to get us out of here

0:33:340:33:36

# I been working at the convenience store

0:33:360:33:38

# Managed to save just a little bit of money

0:33:380:33:41

# Won't have to drive too far

0:33:410:33:43

# Just 'cross the border and into the city

0:33:430:33:46

# You and I can both get jobs

0:33:460:33:48

# And finally see what it means to be living

0:33:480:33:51

# See, my old man's got a problem

0:33:590:34:02

# He live with the bottle That's the way it is

0:34:020:34:04

# He says his body's too old for working

0:34:040:34:06

# His body's too young to look like this

0:34:060:34:09

# My mama went off and left him

0:34:090:34:11

# She wanted more from life than he could give

0:34:110:34:13

# I said somebody's got to take care of him

0:34:130:34:16

# So I quit school and that's what I did

0:34:160:34:18

# You got a fast car

0:34:270:34:29

# Is it fast enough so we can fly away?

0:34:290:34:32

# We gotta make a decision

0:34:320:34:34

# Leave tonight or live and die this way

0:34:340:34:37

# So remember when we were driving Driving in your car

0:34:440:34:48

# Speed so fast I felt like I was drunk

0:34:480:34:50

# City lights lay out before us

0:34:500:34:52

# And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder

0:34:520:34:54

# And I had a feeling that I belonged

0:34:540:34:59

# I had a feeling I could be someone

0:34:590:35:04

# Be someone, be someone

0:35:040:35:06

# You got a fast car

0:35:160:35:18

# We go cruising, entertain ourselves, still ain't got a job

0:35:180:35:22

# And I work in a market as a checkout girl

0:35:220:35:24

# I know things will get better

0:35:240:35:27

# You'll find work and I'll get promoted

0:35:270:35:29

# We'll move out of the shelter

0:35:290:35:31

# Buy a bigger house and live in the suburbs

0:35:310:35:35

# So remember when we were driving Driving in your car

0:35:410:35:45

# Speed so fast I felt like I was drunk

0:35:450:35:47

# City lights lay out before us

0:35:470:35:49

# And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder

0:35:490:35:52

# And I had a feeling that I belonged

0:35:520:35:56

# I had a feeling I could be someone

0:35:560:36:00

# Be someone, be someone

0:36:000:36:03

# You got a fast car

0:36:130:36:15

# I got a job that pays all our bills

0:36:150:36:17

# You stay out drinking late at the bar

0:36:170:36:19

# See more of your friends than you do of your kids

0:36:190:36:22

# I'd always hoped for better

0:36:220:36:24

# Thought maybe together you and me find it, I got no plans

0:36:240:36:27

# I ain't going nowhere so take your fast car and keep on driving

0:36:270:36:31

# You got a fast car

0:36:400:36:42

# Is it fast enough so you can fly away?

0:36:420:36:44

# You gotta make a decision

0:36:440:36:46

# Leave tonight or live and die this way. #

0:36:460:36:50

# You must learn. #

0:37:070:37:09

Yes, this is the mighty Boogie Down Productions.

0:37:110:37:15

Willie D, DJ Kenny Parker.

0:37:150:37:17

# Just like I told you you must learn

0:37:170:37:21

# Just like I told you

0:37:210:37:24

# You must learn

0:37:240:37:25

# It's calm yet wild the style that I speak

0:37:250:37:28

# Just filled with facts and you will never get weak in the heart

0:37:280:37:30

# In fact you'll start to illuminate knowledge to others in a song

0:37:300:37:34

# Let me demonstrate the force of knowledge, knowledge reigned supreme

0:37:340:37:37

# The ignorant is ripped to smithereens

0:37:370:37:39

# What do you mean when you say I'm rebellious?

0:37:390:37:41

# Cos I don't accept everything that you're telling us

0:37:410:37:43

# What are you selling us The creator dwellin' us

0:37:430:37:45

# I sit in your unknown class while you're failin' us

0:37:450:37:47

# I failed your class cos I ain't with your reasoning

0:37:470:37:50

# You're tryin' to make me you by seasoning

0:37:500:37:52

# Up my mind with see Jane run, see John walk in a hardcore New York

0:37:520:37:56

# Come on now, it's like a chocolate cow

0:37:560:37:58

# It doesn't exist no way, no how

0:37:580:38:00

# It seems to me that in a school that's ebony

0:38:000:38:02

# African history should be pumped up steadily

0:38:020:38:05

# But it's not and it's got to stop

0:38:050:38:07

# See Spot run, run get Spot

0:38:070:38:09

# Insulting to a Black mentality, a Black way of life

0:38:090:38:12

# Or a jet Black family, so I include with one concern

0:38:120:38:15

# That you must learn

0:38:150:38:18

# Just like I told you, you must learn

0:38:180:38:22

# Just like I told you

0:38:220:38:24

# You, you must learn

0:38:240:38:27

# Just like I told you, you must learn

0:38:270:38:31

# Just like I told you

0:38:310:38:33

# You, you must learn

0:38:330:38:35

# I believe that if you're teaching history

0:38:350:38:37

# Filled with straight-up facts no mystery

0:38:370:38:39

# Teach the student what needs to be taught

0:38:390:38:42

# Cos black and white kids both take shorts

0:38:420:38:44

# When one doesn't know about the other ones' culture

0:38:440:38:47

# Ignorance swoops down like a vulture

0:38:470:38:48

# Cos you don't know that you ain't just a janitor

0:38:480:38:51

# No-one told you about Benjamin Banneker

0:38:510:38:53

# A brilliant black man that invented the almanac

0:38:530:38:55

# Can't you see where KRS is coming at?

0:38:550:38:58

# With Elie Whitney, Holly Selosy,

0:38:580:38:59

# Grand Bill Woods made the walkie-talkie

0:38:590:39:02

# Lewis Latterman improved on Edison

0:39:020:39:04

# Charles Drew did a lot for medicine

0:39:040:39:06

# Garrett Morgan made the traffic lights

0:39:060:39:08

# Harriet Tubman freed the slaves at night

0:39:080:39:10

# Madame CJ Walker made a straightin' comb

0:39:100:39:12

# But you won't know this if you weren't shown

0:39:120:39:14

# The point I'm gettin' at, it might be harsh

0:39:140:39:17

# Cos we're just walkin' around brainwashed

0:39:170:39:19

# So what I'm sayin' is not to diss a man

0:39:190:39:21

# We need the '89 school system

0:39:210:39:23

# One that caters to a black return because

0:39:230:39:26

# You must learn. #

0:39:260:39:28

# Go son, go down to the water

0:39:480:39:53

# And see the women weeping there

0:39:550:39:59

# And then go up into the mountains

0:40:010:40:06

# The men, they are a-weeping too

0:40:070:40:12

# Father, why are all the women weeping?

0:40:140:40:18

# They are all weeping for their men

0:40:210:40:25

# Then why are all the men there weeping?

0:40:270:40:32

# They are weeping back at them

0:40:340:40:42

# This is a weeping song

0:40:450:40:48

# A song in which to weep

0:40:480:40:52

# While all the men and women sleep

0:40:530:40:58

# This is a weeping song

0:40:580:41:01

# But I won't be weeping long

0:41:010:41:05

# Father, why are all the children weeping?

0:41:100:41:14

# They are merely crying, son

0:41:160:41:20

# O, are they merely crying, Father?

0:41:230:41:27

# Yes, true weeping is yet to come

0:41:290:41:37

# This is a weeping song

0:41:400:41:44

A song in which to weep

0:41:440:41:47

# While all the little children sleep

0:41:480:41:53

# This is a weeping song

0:41:530:41:57

# But I won't be weeping long

0:41:570:42:00

# Father, tell me, are you weeping?

0:42:050:42:10

# Your face, it seems wet to touch

0:42:120:42:16

# If so, then I am sorry, Father

0:42:190:42:23

# I never thought I hurt you so much

0:42:250:42:33

# This is a weeping song

0:42:360:42:40

# A song in which to weep

0:42:400:42:43

# While we rock ourselves to sleep

0:42:440:42:49

# This is a weeping song

0:42:490:42:53

# But I won't be weeping long

0:42:530:42:57

# No, I won't be weeping long

0:42:570:43:01

# No, I won't be weeping long

0:43:020:43:07

# No, I won't be weeping long. #

0:43:080:43:15

APPLAUSE

0:43:150:43:17

# She came from Greece She had a thirst for knowledge

0:43:230:43:27

# She studied sculpture at Saint Martin's College

0:43:270:43:30

# That's where I...

0:43:300:43:31

# ..caught her eye

0:43:340:43:35

# She told me that her dad was loaded

0:43:380:43:42

# I said "In that case I'll have a rum and Coca-Cola"

0:43:420:43:45

# She said "Fine"

0:43:450:43:46

# And then in 30 seconds' time

0:43:480:43:51

# She said...

0:43:510:43:53

# "I want to live like common people

0:43:530:43:56

# "I want to do whatever common people do

0:43:560:44:00

# "I want to sleep with common people

0:44:000:44:04

# "I want to sleep with common people like you"

0:44:040:44:07

# Well, what else could I do?

0:44:090:44:12

# I said "I'll see what I can do"

0:44:120:44:14

# I took her to a supermarket

0:44:180:44:21

# I don't know why But I had to start it somewhere

0:44:210:44:25

# So it started there

0:44:260:44:29

# I said "Pretend you've got no money"

0:44:320:44:34

# She just laughed and said "Oh, you're so funny"

0:44:340:44:37

# I said, "Yeah?

0:44:370:44:38

# "Well, I can't see anyone else smiling in here

0:44:400:44:42

# "Are you sure

0:44:440:44:45

# "You want to live like common people?

0:44:450:44:48

# "You want to see whatever common people see

0:44:480:44:52

# "You want to sleep with common people

0:44:520:44:55

# "You want to sleep with common people like me?"

0:44:550:44:59

# But she didn't understand

0:44:590:45:02

# She just smiled and held my hand

0:45:020:45:05

# Rent a flat above a shop

0:45:070:45:10

# Cut your hair and get a job

0:45:100:45:13

# Smoke some fags and play some pool

0:45:130:45:17

# Pretend you never went to school

0:45:170:45:20

# But still you'll never get it right

0:45:200:45:23

# Cos when you're laid in bed at night

0:45:230:45:27

# Watching roaches climb the wall

0:45:270:45:30

# Well, if you called your dad

0:45:300:45:32

# He could stop it all, yeah

0:45:320:45:34

# You'll never live like common people

0:45:340:45:37

# You'll never do whatever common people do

0:45:370:45:40

# You'll never fail like common people

0:45:400:45:44

# You'll never watch your life slide out of view

0:45:440:45:48

# And then dance and drink and screw

0:45:480:45:51

# Because there's nothing else to do

0:45:510:45:56

# Sing along with the common people

0:46:220:46:25

# Sing along and it might just get you through

0:46:250:46:28

# Laugh along with the common people

0:46:280:46:31

# Laugh along even though they're laughing at you

0:46:310:46:34

# And the stupid things that you do

0:46:340:46:37

# Because you think that poor is cool

0:46:370:46:43

# Like a dog lying in a corner

0:46:430:46:46

# They will bite you and never warn you

0:46:460:46:48

# Look out

0:46:480:46:50

# They'll tear your insides out

0:46:510:46:53

# Cos everybody hates a tourist

0:46:560:46:59

# Especially one who thinks it's all such a laugh

0:46:590:47:02

# And the chip stains and grease will come out in the bath

0:47:040:47:07

# You will never understand

0:47:070:47:10

# How it feels to live your life

0:47:100:47:13

# With no meaning or control

0:47:130:47:16

# And with nowhere left to go

0:47:160:47:19

# You are amazed that they exist

0:47:190:47:23

# And they burn so bright whilst you can only wonder why

0:47:230:47:28

# Rent a flat above a shop

0:47:280:47:31

# Cut your hair and get a job

0:47:310:47:34

# Smoke some fags and play some pool

0:47:340:47:37

# Pretend you never went to school

0:47:370:47:41

# But still you'll never get it right

0:47:410:47:44

# Cos when you're laid in bed at night

0:47:440:47:47

# Watching roaches climb the wall

0:47:470:47:50

# If you called your dad he could stop it all, yeah

0:47:500:47:54

# You'll never live like common people

0:47:540:47:57

# You'll never do whatever common people do

0:47:570:48:00

# You'll never fail like common people

0:48:000:48:03

# You'll never watch your life slide out of view

0:48:030:48:07

# And then dance and drink and screw

0:48:070:48:10

# Because there's nothing else to do

0:48:100:48:14

# I want to live with common people like you

0:48:270:48:30

# I want to live with common people like you

0:48:300:48:33

# I want to live with common people like you

0:48:330:48:36

# I want to live with common people like you

0:48:360:48:39

# I want to live with common people like you

0:48:390:48:42

# I want to live with common people like you

0:48:420:48:45

# I want to live with common people like you

0:48:450:48:48

# I want to live with common people like you

0:48:480:48:51

# I want to live with common people like...

0:48:510:48:54

# Like...

0:48:560:48:57

# Like...

0:48:590:49:00

# Like...

0:49:010:49:03

# Like... #

0:49:040:49:06

Take it down.

0:49:070:49:09

# Common people like you

0:49:180:49:21

# La, la, la, la

0:49:210:49:22

# Whoa La, la, la, la

0:49:220:49:25

# Whoa La, la, la, la... #

0:49:250:49:28

APPLAUSE SONG FADES

0:49:280:49:30

# Just a perfect day

0:49:340:49:35

# Drink Sangria in the park

0:49:380:49:41

# Then later, when it gets dark

0:49:430:49:47

# We go home

0:49:470:49:48

# Just a perfect day

0:49:550:49:56

# Feed the animals in the zoo

0:49:590:50:01

# Then later, a movie too

0:50:050:50:08

# And then home

0:50:080:50:10

# Oh, it's such a perfect day

0:50:130:50:17

# I'm glad I spent it with you

0:50:190:50:22

# Oh, such a perfect day

0:50:250:50:28

# You just keep me hanging on

0:50:280:50:32

# You just keep me hanging on

0:50:330:50:37

# Just a perfect day

0:50:440:50:46

# Problems all left alone

0:50:490:50:52

# Weekenders on our own

0:50:540:50:57

# It's such fun

0:50:570:50:59

# Oh, it's a perfect day

0:51:050:51:07

# You made me forget myself

0:51:090:51:12

# I thought I was someone else

0:51:150:51:17

# Someone good

0:51:170:51:20

# Oh, it's such a perfect day

0:51:230:51:27

# I'm glad I spent it with you

0:51:280:51:32

# Oh, such a perfect day

0:51:350:51:38

# You just keep me hanging on

0:51:380:51:43

# You just keep me hanging on

0:51:430:51:47

# You're going to reap just what you sow

0:52:050:52:10

# You're going to reap just what you sow

0:52:150:52:20

# Oh, what a perfect day

0:52:200:52:23

# Oh, what a perfect day

0:52:300:52:33

# Oh, what a perfect day. #

0:52:410:52:44

APPLAUSE

0:52:440:52:46

# He left no time to regret

0:53:000:53:05

# Kept his dick wet

0:53:050:53:08

# With his same old safe bet

0:53:080:53:12

# Me

0:53:130:53:15

# And my head high

0:53:150:53:19

# And my tears dry

0:53:190:53:22

# Get on without my guy

0:53:220:53:25

# You, you went back to what you knew

0:53:270:53:33

# So far removed

0:53:330:53:36

# From all that we went through

0:53:360:53:40

# And I tread a troubled track

0:53:410:53:47

# My odds are stacked

0:53:470:53:49

# I'll go back to black

0:53:490:53:54

# We only said goodbye with words

0:53:550:53:59

# I died a hundred times

0:53:590:54:02

# You go back to her

0:54:020:54:05

# And I go back to...

0:54:050:54:09

# I go back to us

0:54:090:54:14

# I love you, but

0:54:140:54:18

# It's not enough

0:54:180:54:20

# You love blow and I love puff

0:54:200:54:24

# It's like a pipe

0:54:280:54:31

# And I'm a tiny penny rolling up the walls inside

0:54:310:54:39

# We only said goodbye with words

0:54:410:54:44

# I died a hundred times

0:54:440:54:48

# You go back to her

0:54:480:54:50

# And I go back to...

0:54:500:54:55

# We only said goodbye with words

0:54:550:54:58

# I died a hundred times

0:54:580:55:01

# You go back to her

0:55:010:55:04

# And I go back to...

0:55:040:55:08

-# Oooh

-Black

0:55:120:55:17

-# Aaah

-Black

0:55:170:55:21

-# Oooh

-Black

0:55:210:55:26

-# Aaah

-Black

0:55:260:55:30

-# Oooh

-Black

0:55:300:55:35

-# Aaah

-Black

0:55:350:55:40

-# Oooh

-Black

0:55:400:55:44

# Aaaah

0:55:440:55:46

# I go back to...

0:55:460:55:49

# I go back to...

0:55:490:55:53

# We only said goodbye with words

0:55:540:55:57

# I died a hundred times

0:55:570:56:01

# You go back to her

0:56:010:56:03

# And I...

0:56:030:56:05

# I

0:56:050:56:08

# We only said goodbye with words

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# I died a hundred times

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# You go back to her

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# And I go back to black. #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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# My father was a Black Panther

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# My father, who ain't in heaven

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# Hey-hey, yeah, whoa...

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# My momma was raised in the era when

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# Clean water was only served to the fairer skin

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# Doing clothes you would have thought I had help

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# But they wasn't satisfied unless I picked the cotton myself

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# You see it's broke nigga racism

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# That's that "Don't touch anything in the store"

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# And it's rich nigga racism, that's that "Come in, please buy more"

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# "What you want, a Bentley? Fur coat? A diamond chain?

0:56:560:56:59

# "All you blacks want all the same thing"

0:56:590:57:02

# Used to only be niggas

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# Now everybody playing

0:57:030:57:05

# Spending everything on Alexander Wang

0:57:050:57:08

# New slaves

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# Mm, da-doh, da-doh oh-whoa-oh, hey-oh-whoa

0:57:090:57:14

# Whoa-oh-oh, whoa-oh-oh-oh

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# Oh-whoa-oh-oh, yeah, yeah, yeah...

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# You see it's leaders and it's followers

0:57:190:57:22

# But I'd rather be a prick than a swallower

0:57:220:57:25

# You see it's leaders and it's followers

0:57:250:57:28

# But I'd rather be a prick than a swallower

0:57:280:57:32

# Whoa-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh

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# Whoa-oh-oh, ohhhhhhhhh

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# Hey-hey-hey-yeah

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# I throw these Maybach keys I wear my heart on the sleeve

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# I know that we the new slaves I see the blood on the leaves

0:57:450:57:47

# I see the blood on the leaves I see the blood on the leaves

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# I know that we the new slaves I see the blood on the leaves

0:57:500:57:53

# They throwing hate at me Want me to stay at ease

0:57:530:57:56

# Fuck you and your corporation Y'all niggas can't control me

0:57:560:57:59

# I know that we the new slaves I know that we the new slaves

0:57:590:58:02

# I'm 'bout to wild the fuck out I'm going Bobby Boucher

0:58:020:58:05

# They throwin' pussy at me I know that pussy ain't free

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# I know that pussy ain't free

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# Oh-oh, whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh

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# New slaves!

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# Oh! Oh-oh-oh, whoa, yeah

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# In your brand-new car!

0:58:210:58:22

# Oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

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-# And new slaves!

-New slaves!

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# No-no-no-no, no-no-no-no-no-no

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# With your brand-new job!

0:58:310:58:33

# Oh-oh-oh-oh, whoa, yeah

0:58:330:58:37

# You're still a new slave!

0:58:370:58:39

# Oh, oh-oh-oh

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# No-no-no-no-no, whoa-oh-oh

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# No matter who you are!

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# Oh-whoa-oh-oh-oh-whoa-oh-oh, yeah

0:58:450:58:49

# You see it's leaders and it's followers

0:58:490:58:52

# But I'd rather be a prick than a swallower

0:58:520:58:55

# You see it's leaders and it's followers

0:58:550:58:58

# But I'd rather be a dick than a swallower

0:58:580:59:01

-# New slaves

-New slaves

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# Oh-oh-whoa-oh

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# Oh-ho-whoa-oh-oh

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# Oh-oh-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh

0:59:080:59:12

# Ye-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-ah. #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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This compilation is a companion piece to the Truth Tellers episode of Gregory Porter's Popular Voices. Join us for a nostalgic look back at some of the most outspoken, thought-provoking and lyrically gifted songsters to have visited the BBC studios. From socially discerning troubadours like Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell, to modern-day poets Patti Smith and Gil Scott-Heron, and rap disrupters like KRS-One (performing with Boogie Down Productions), as well as more recent social observers Jarvis Cocker, Nick Cave and George the Poet.

Featuring clips from The Old Grey Whistle Test, Top of the Pops, Later with Jools Holland and Britpop Now, these performers show us that you don't need fancy vocal acrobatics or sensuous murmurings if your message is powerful.


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