Blue Town

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lyrics

This is a new town
A Blue Town
A loyal and true town
Don't want you to live here though
Cos we got more than you town
Splash cash cos they love it when you laud it
Only good neighbour
Is the one who can afford it here

Chorus:
In this Blue Town
In this true blue town
This town
This town

We got the far right spite there
Underneath the arches
Green light given for the
Fascist marches
Better not be black, Jack
They'll say you're selling crack, Jack
Last to get a job here
And the first to get the sack, Jack
They're not racist, but...
They just never put
Their brains in gear
Or keep their mouths shut here

We got the slack-jawed masses
On the bones of their asses
Skint but they still think
That they belong the middle classes
But they're phonies phonies
Everything they own is
All bought on a credit card
To keep up with the Jones's
Yeah, that's right
I see you got the gist
They've not got ragged trousers
But they're all philanthropists here

You've got to covet thy neighbour's
Job and car
Shop em to the boss and boy
You'll go far
With the phonies, phonies
Who made it cos of cronies
Finger-wagging
Back-stabbing
Cast the first stonies
SHUT YOUR MOUTH
AND KNOW YOUR PLACE
They wouldn't know honour
If it kicked em in the face
In this town

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from The Future Needs Us Now, released January 6, 2017
Joe Solo

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Joe Solo Scarborough, UK

Joe Solo is an award-winning musician, writer, poet, activist, broadcaster and washing machine engineer from Scarborough.

Live he has an ever growing reputation as both a performer and raconteur, being thought-provoking, comical and punch-the-air political often in the same breath.

He is not an artist you forget in a hurry.
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