Political Songs – Issue 21

SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE EASIEST WORD

For almost a decade he was

an arms dealer friend to me

So I had him by my side

in meetings of national security

But regardless of the situ’s gravity

It was merely a mistake

that you were only a mate

Too bad, too bad,

Sorry seems to be the easiest word

2 1/2 years we knew what the nation wanted

two weeks before we said we couldn’t provide

cost-cutting, penny-pinching

sharp practice we can’t admit

use volunteers and those willing to work for nothing

and we’ll survive unscathed

Too bad, too bad

Sorry seems to be the easiest word.

PAYING THE PRICE OF SILENCE

Hello dark days, not a friend

They want to walk on us again

employing proles without paying

let us chatter without listening

and their vision is modern slavery

without a fight

We’re paying the price of silence.

One million people maybe more

forced into labour like before

ill and infirm forced to work

for profiteers who smile and smirk

such unfairness should occupy our brains

at least now and again

We’re paying the price of silence.

And while subjects bow and pray

labour camps open today

even high street charities

betraying principles of democracy

public monies being syphoned down their drain

we don’t gain

We’re paying the price of silence.

We cannot say we do not know

Workfare like cancers grow

we hear so much without listening

turn our heads from their bald chiselling

In some countries they’d be put against a wall

and made to fall

But we’re paying the price of silence.

WORK

All you need is work, dododododo

all you need is work, dododododo

all you need is work, work

work is all you need.

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