10 Dec 2010

'Media blames it on the prisoners'




Can't get the image of kids from South London talking to the TV cameras yesterday at the demo saying we can't afford education, not losing our £30 a week or the fees,' 'do you want us to deal drugs on street corners?' out of my head.

Can't get Attica State lyrics out of my head either.

'Blame the Prisoners' indeed.

Not the kind of music any kid from South London is likely to like, its virtually classic music its so old. But emotional and political and relevent to today.

We are going to be made poor and killed say many people but we are not going to stand by silently.

The British political system is not responsive to anger is mounting from people who feel excluded.

What a waste of human power
What a waste of human lives
Shoot the prisoners in the towers
Forty-three poor widowed wives

Attica State, Attica State, we're all mates with Attica State

Media blames it on the prisoners
But the prisoners did not kill
"Rockefeller pulled the trigger"
That is what the people feel

Attica State, Attica State, we're all mates with Attica State

Free the prisoners, jail the judges
Free all prisoners everywhere
All they want is truth and justice
All they need is love and care

Attica State, Attica State, we're all mates with Attica State

They all live in suffocation
Let's not watch them die in sorrow
Now's the time for revolution
Give them all a chance to grow

Attica State, Attica State, we're all mates with Attica State

Come together join the movement
Take a stand for human rights
Fear and hatred clouds our judgement
Free us all from endless night

Attica State, Attica State, we're all mates with Attica State

Attica State, Attica State, we all live in Attica State

Attica State, Attica State, Attica, Attica, Attica State

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