Those who remember the 80's well
Don't live in a wasted dream
They remember with anger
The suffering and the pain.
the end of manufacturing
The end of mining
The end of a glorious Britain
Not run by socialism
But by a complex system
That the enemy simply despised.
How many recall
the battle of the bean field
For freedom was blasted on that bitter day
How many recall the petrol bombs of Brixton
The violence of a Liverpool in flames
The disgrace of Hillsborough
The ending of lives in Gibraltar
Reaping what she did not sow
cutting out the council homes
Renaming them social housing,
and creating greater division,
and so began the real welfare state:
not the safety net that is was constructed to be,
But a vile trap built by snakes
who craved a killing in the money market
Over the hard work of honest people.
here the whore of Babylon
bathed in her propaganda
while establishing a 3 million acceptable loss
In the working environment.
beginning the death of the NHS
While Waving flags and fighting tin pot generals in 1982 in a phony war
And ignoring the reality of the fucking poor
While members of her elite
Buggered little children
Behind closed doors in 1984
What about the greed
What about the hype
What about the hypocrisy?
What about Oman
The cover up
And a pact made in hell!
Then there are the poll tax riots
When the poorest just said no.
It was not all suits or new romantics
It was not all yuppies on a cocaine fix
Their political acclamations and association .
While they toss themselves off
It was not just living the dream
It was simply enslavement
And it all began with both
For we were force fed TV
and the utter blaspemy
of flag waving as we went to war
Over a scrap of sheepland land
Thousands of miles away.
We didn't know or understand
Because the 'me' was so cool The corporate we was lost And if you stood against it you were alternative to their world What's wrong with living on the road? Unless you think that money is for you?
I choose to stand by these people
Whom look at the 80s with despair:
The honest the meek the brave and the true
Those who say that the 80's was a trap
Made by a gutless lie
Because they shine
And even now
Despite the shame and pain
they still do.