riot song

Riot Song

The Third Three Years - 2:21
Last night the kids sent London alight,
They started out in Tottenham and the flames spread through the night,
But they didn't burn the banks down, and they didnt fight the cops,
They just burned down their own ends and robbed the shops.

Most of us just stood and watched it burn,
Just ordinary people, who are working hard to earn
A little money for the weekend, and some peace to see their folks,
And last night we watched it all go up in smoke.

Make no mistake, this ain't no bullshit insurrection,
It's anger mixed with greed without a plan,
But don't pretend that you're not part of the solution,
You can't just keep your head down in the sand.

So fuck the cops, and fight the thieves,
Step up defend your own communities.

And today don't expect Westminster to care,
They pass the laws then hit the suburbs,
Where they breathe the cleaner air,
In an atmosphere unsullied by burning cars or by hate,
To the post codes where there are no sink estates.

But it shouldn't be their problem anyway,
It's a battle on our doorsteps, and it won't just go away.
So if you give a single damn about the city where you live,
You'll step up now and ask what you can give.

Because these kids they are our neighbours, and our children,
and if they say that they don't give a damn,
It's up to us to show them it's a problem,
To steal the shit you want just because you can.

So fuck the cops, forget the thieves,
Step up defend your own communities.
Tomorrow we stand together, we're never on our own.
Put out the fires, this city is our home.

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