We can build more nuclear warheads But foul language is banned before watershed Water cannon called for use on rampaging citizens But the politicians are forgiven for illicit misgivings War crimes ignored, whilst we imprison the poor Democracy, we support, but capitalism has tilted it towards Corporations, whilst education costs an arm and a leg Good luck, trying to get it fixed on the NHS Because we can fund wars to terrorise millions But we can’t heal the sick, rotting in squalid conditions Bonuses for bankers, whist we lay off the desperate And wonder why so many turn to crime amidst this cesspit I’m screaming out for peace, but my dreams written off Ripping at the seams, trying to see scenes different from The headlines we read, all I see is death and hate Tell me what you need to make this a better place Someone told me, war is inevitable, peace isn’t profitable What do you need us to do, to make it possible?
I had an addiction to tobacco smoke Breathed in the fire that made me choke As I robbed myself of the youthful glow Before I had a chance to let it grow old I drowned in a bottle of ‘water of life’ Educated by alcoholics who taught us right Stumbling home, wandering alone at night Trying not to let demons inside take flight I lost myself in copious pornography Drowned in the art of elicit photography Made myself believe, women were my property And they never wanted me to treat them properly But you made me want to pick up another vice Because theirs fun and then theirs everything nice There’s sugar and spice, but it’s nothing on bitter and spite Don’t make me apologise for those things you despise
It feels like my whole life I’ve been told how to walk like a man Follow my father’s plan Watching him hold my mother hand Go to school, find a wife Pay your tax on time, the easy life Born to live this mediocrity Whilst they tell me to speak properly They don’t want to hear slang like this Close their eyes, cure their blindness Brainwashed to accept this is me Because they want to imprison me Set me free, lets fight for us Cause we get drunk and we fight us No love because everybody told us This is the plan that we have to adopt So, to walk like a man, I’m walking off.
Thoughts circling my mind The only colour on this page is white The grass is always greener My side has a grey and black demeanour I guess that’s why they call it the blues Nobody I knew was born with a silver spoon Golden opportunities aren’t handed to you Trapped in the red what are you going to do? With bank accounts emptied, green with envy Caught red handed we don’t seem as friendly You can keep on your rose tinted spectacles Tickle yourself pink, at this working spectacle This is a work in progress, save your protests Judge me on the blue ink when my pen rests Because our true colours, you can never compete with We see red, we tell white lies, and we aren’t complete So let me bring the colour to a grey area We’re black sheep and you’re not fair on us
If one kiss could take us back As the stage we play, fades to black If we could stop the clock, defy the physics Would we pause and rethink those decisions? Would we listen, would we open our minds Open our hearts and attain more from life? Or would we stick by those regrets we made As we sit under clouds, and let it rain Would we change a thing, if we could repeat it? Or are we foolish enough to reiterate it If we were given a chance to correct our past Would we prove we were just like us from the start?
This jacket cost a day’s wage But damn it looks great Hunger pains, it won’t last thunder and rain But man, it suits their taste I don’t need the necessities I’ll get by without gas and electricity It’s a must this lust for luxury Just to show you, theirs a better me Dressed to impress a stranger’s eyes My friends have seen the mess I hide The lengths I strive, for those I dislike Maybe it’s time, for luxury to be redefined
You have the right to remain silent I have the right to speak my mind Read me my rights, anything I say Can and will be used to intimidate And discriminate against twisted hate Do you understand? Nod if you agree We can lower the sentence for a plea? For a fee, we can get you off completely All you need to do, is close your eyes Don’t have your say in the publics light Anything you say we’ll take to court Throw you in front of a judge’s applause Keep the opinions, keep them yours Keep the truth, we seek ignorance here Its blissfully clear, if it’s prison you fear Speak your mind as these handcuffs close We gave you the chance, reap what you sow You had the right to remain silent, you should have obliged, read him his rights for speaking my mind