Songs of the Left!
Started by Plutonium, 24th January 2019 23:27 in Music & Video

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    Default Songs of the Left!

    Reg didn't like my Burns thread much, it seems.

    So I'll make it up to him by posting something close to his heart, songs of Labour and of socialism!

    And what better way to start it than with that great anthem associated with the Labour movement, the Red Flag?

    Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer, we'll keep the Red Flag flying here!

    Come Dungeons Dark or Gallows Grim, this song shall be our parting hymn!!

    Eh Reg?



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    Please note that any abuse in this post is both intentional and deserved.

    Anyone that feels the need to further point out that it contains abuse is clearly a total fucking moron who's also insulting YOUR intelligence by pointing out the bleeding obvious as if you were too fucking dumb to notice it.

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    Please note that any abuse in this post is both intentional and deserved.

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    Please note that any abuse in this post is both intentional and deserved.

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    I've been "part of the union" for 18 years now, though I should have joined before. Everyone over 18 should join a union, unless they're retired or self-employed.
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    Thanks Forkers, TBH I hadn't heard that one before. "Putting smart bombs in the hands of dumb people". LOL.

    However I hope to post a few Billy Bragg numbers here.
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    This is Billy Bragg's greatest song ever, IMO.

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    Billy Bragg's take on the controversial government/police tactics during the 1984/5 miners' strike.

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    This is an 80s (can't be 100% certain but looks like it) recording of Billy Bragg's "it says here", about the Tory tabloid press back in the 80s.



    Barring Brexit (which Margaret Thatcher would have opposed), it's amazing how little has changed since then.

    The lyrics in full:

    It says here that the Unions will never learn
    It says here that the economy is on the upturn
    And it says here we should be proud
    That we are free
    And our free press reflects our democracy
    Those braying voices on the right of the House
    Are echoed down the Street of Shame
    Where politics mix with bingo and tits
    In a strictly money and numbers game
    Where they offer you a feature
    On stockings and suspenders
    Next to a call for stiffer penalties for sex offenders
    It says here that this year's prince is born
    It says here do you ever wish
    That you were better informed
    And it says here that we can only stop the rot
    With a large dose of Law and Order
    And a touch of the short sharp shock
    If this does not reflect your view you should understand
    That those who own the papers also own this land
    And they'd rather you believe
    In Coronation Street capers
    In the war of circulation, it sells newspapers
    Could it be an infringement
    Of the freedom of the press
    To print pictures of women in states of undress
    When you wake up to the fact
    That your paper is Tory
    Just remember, there are two sides to every story
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