*** Algebra ***

It’s elementary
You know there’s nothing to it
It’s so simple
Even a child could do it
It’s not
It’s not algebra

I’m a coward
But then I’ve always known it
Too fucking loud
Maybe I’ll outgrow it
It’s not
It’s not algebra

It’s not algebra
It’s not algebra
It’s not algebra
It’s not algebra

It’s incidental
If you only knew it
I’m temperamental
But I’m working through it
It’s not It’s not algebra

It’s rudimentary
Easy does it
Be complimentary
I know you can do it
It’s not
It’s not algebra

It’s not algebra
It’s not algebra
It’s not algebra
It’s not algebra

It’s elementary
You know there’s nothing to it
It’s so simple
Even a child could do it
It’s not
It’s not algebra

Say the words that I can’t say
Say the words that I can’t say

*** A Monkey’s Uncle ***

Mr Darwin say
He find a way
Now he know the secret of man
Mr Ignorant bray
Darwin you strayed
Away from the path of God’s plan

With his shiny tooth
Say the Bible is truth
The only message that has any worth
Mr Darwin have proof
Man is not aloof
He evolve from everything you find on earth

A monkey’s uncle, a monkey’s uncle
He make a monkey’s uncle out of you

So they argue all day
Mr. Darwin explain
Exactly how he find his remedy
Cos Mr. Ignorant’s faith
And all the time he wastes
Will never tell us how we came to be

A monkey’s uncle, a monkey’s uncle
He make a monkey’s uncle out of you

Oh Oh Oh A monkey’s uncle is what you will be
Oh Oh Oh If you think we come from Adam and Eve
Oh Oh Oh Why is it so hard to see
The world these days is run by chimpanzees

Mr Einstein steps in
Explains with a grin
All about relativity
But Mr Ignorant say
How did such a clever brain
Come from a chimpanzee

Mrs. Curie drop by
Just to say hi
Put Mr. Ignorant in his place
With her X-X-rays
She try to find his brain
But only found a very big space

A monkey’s uncle, a monkey’s uncle
He make a monkey’s uncle out of you

So they argue all night
Mr Ignorant take fright
Everybody laughing at him
If you take away science
And only show defiance
You’ll be swinging out there on a tree limb

A monkey’s uncle, a monkey’s uncle
He make a monkey’s uncle out of you

*** Armagidddeon Time ***

Lotta people won’t get no supper tonight
Lotta people gonna have to suffer tonight
Cos the battle is getting harder
In this iration
It’s armagiddeon time

Lotta people won’t get no justice tonight
A lot of people gonna have to stand up and fight
But remember
You better think it over
In this iration
It’s armagiddeon time

Lotta people running and hiding tonight
Lotta people gonna run and hide tonight
Cos it’s your action
You must get your fraction
In this iration
It’s armagiddeon time

*** Bad Dog ***

Bad dog
Don’t get no biscuit
Sad dog
Don’t get no more money x2

Every time I look into those brown eyes
I get a jolt
Don’t criticise
Can’t you see I’m on a really high wire
I have to stop
To my surprise

Oh oh nothing really matters now
Oh oh you’re too slow
Oh oh don’t make me mad again
Oh oh, cos you’re not God

Bad Dog
Don’t get no biscuit
Sad Dog
Don’t get no money x2

Maybe I’m looking for a hole in the jar
I’m cracking up
Don’t tell lies
But by and large I know it’s espionage
I have to stop
To my surprise

Oh oh nothing really matters now
Oh oh you’re too slow
Oh oh don’t make me mad again
Oh oh cos’ you’re not God

Oh oh nothing really matters now
Oh oh, you’re too slow
Oh oh, don’t make me mad again
Oh , oh cos you’re not God x2

Bad dog
Don’t get no biscuit
Sad dog
Don’t make no money x2
Bad Dog
Sad Dog
Bad Dog Sad Dog
Bad Dog

*** Beat Down Babylon ***

Say me no like that kind of Babylon
Say me no dig them kind of wicked men
For me no find no righteousness
All I see is dread dread wickedness

Everybody beat down Babylon
Everybody whip them wicked men

Whip them, whip them

Oh what a wicked situation
Must we all die for salvation
This may cause a revolution
Plenty dangerous pollution Everybody beat down Babylon
Everybody whip them wicked men

Whip them, whip them

Never turn your back on them people
Never let them know what you’re doing

*** Black & Blue ***

She never really had the chances
That some of the kids she saw showed her
She was rarely asked to dances
Or just afternoon at the pictures in the back row
She thought she had all the answers
Decided to go her own way
Alone in her room on a Friday night
Saw her face in a broken mirror

So black and blue life knocks you about
Black and Blue
So black and blue
Life knocks you about
Black and blue

Feeling so angry
All the minutes tick by
Stuck in one room
Just living a lie
Just another person
To sit in that chair
Someone to talk to
Show that they care

So Black and Blue……..

Speaking on the telephone
To her friends she thought she knew so well
But they don’t want to know you
When you’re down and angry, no gossip to tell
Empty words lying on the table
Same response, just run out of fags
Start rolling up the dog ends
Sit waiting for someone to come round
But they don’t want to know you
When you’re down and angry, no gossip to tell
Empty words lying on the table
Same response, just run out of fags
Start rolling up the dog ends
Sit waiting for someone to come round

*** Black And White ***

Sometimes I’m crazy
Often times bad
I’ve been singing along, singing along
Making me sad
No need to worry
No need to fight
Lets stay together
In black and white

Climbing a mountain
Up there so high
People walking along, walking along
Hello and goodbye
No need to wonder
What’s wrong and what’s right
We’ll be forever
In black and white

In black and white
In black and white
In black and white
In black and white

I have been thinking
Up every night
I been working it out, working it out
Try as I might
Can’t find the answer
What’s wrong and what’s right
Let’s find our own truth
In black and white

In black and white
In black and white
In black and white
In black and white

Don’t be so hasty
Got plenty of time
I been searching around, searching around
A long long while
No need to worry
No need to fight
Let’s stay together
In black and white

In black and white
In black and white
In black and white
In black and white
Ooh Ooh
ooh oooh ………………….

*** Blood And Fire ***

There is no more water, to put out the fire
There is no more water, to put out the fire
Let it burn
Let it burn
Let it burn, burn, burn
Whoah oh oh, blood, blood, blood and fire x2

Judgement has come
Mercy has gone
All weak hearts shall lick out and spit x2
Whoah oh oh, blood, blood, blood and fire x2

There is no more water, to put out the fire
There is no more water, to put out the fire
Let it burn
Let it burn
Let it burn, burn, burn
Whoah oh oh, blood, blood, blood and fire x2

*** Bombscare ***

I hear an urgent message
From a panicking voice
“Start moving your feet, Get out in to the street”
There’s been a bombscare!

An unattended bag (Catches my eye)
In the corridor
Looking innocent
But we’re all unsure
This is a bombscare!

If this a joke it’s not funny to me
My heart clocks the seconds and my
Shoes are loose
Is someone out to get me or is
Someone making
Headlines for the 9 O’clock News

Bombscare

Girl in the office
Shoppers down in the street
Do you care do I care
Now we’re living in fear
There’s been a bombscare!

The unattending hand
Plays a bitter game
A faceless choice
Kill or maim
This is a bombscare!

Whoever you are now
You’ve gone too far
You’re not fighting for them
You’re not fighting for me
Shatter glass shut us up cut us up
Brick it up break us down
Your good reasons mean nothing to
Me (Now you’re scared)

Automatic printout it brings the
Numbers and the news
Telephones are calling
But the lines are dead
Is it the IRA or the SAS?
All you can do is stand and guess

Whoever you are now
You’ve gone too far
You’re not fighting for them
You’re not fighting for me
Shatter glass shut us up cut us up
Brick it up break us down
Your good reasons mean nothing to me

Right in de east
Ana down in de west
People dem a wonder
A who a de best
Lord cho let me tell you is a
Bombscare
For dis ya world is a Bombscare

*** California Screaming ***

Once upon a time a king had a dream
Then three L.A. cops made another king scream
The Crips and the Boods said enough is enough
Where’s the peace and love when the going gets tough

California Screaming
While America’s dreaming
California screaming
While America’s screaming california screaming
While America’s screaming

The haves have it all, the have nots have not
Did you hear about the teen queen stopped by a shot
Lying on the sidewalk dressed up in blood
A quiet L.A. evening in the summer of love

California screaming
While America’s dreaming
California screaming
While America’s screaming california screaming
While America’s screaming

The boy in the hood says he’s only thirteen
Chained up in gold but he thinks that he’s free
The price of his future is measured in grammes
Weighing him down in the city of the damned

California screaming
While America’s dreaming
California screaming
While America’s screaming california screaming
While America’s screaming

I Want Justice
I have been so blind to all the heartache and crying
All alone in my room
I never knew that you could be so cruel
‘tho your cheatings gonna be your doom

*** Chocolate Whip ***

1..2. test, test, 1…2
Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen
Welcome to the Selecter A Go Go
Let’s do the Chocolate Whip

I don’t wanna be no marga girl
I don’t wanna be no marga girl

(At the flick of my wrist
I give you musical disc
The chocolate whip)

Me no want no chocolate whip
Me no want no chocolate whip
I don’t want to be no marga girl

( I am musically mad and physically fit
let’s do the chocolate whip)

I don’t want to be no marga girl
All rattling bones and ‘air wrap in false curls

(At the flick of my wrist
I give you musical disc)

All rattling bones and me ‘air done in false curls
I don’t want to be no marga girl

Chocolate Whip
Chocolate whip

Ya-ya-ya-ya
Ya-ya-ya-ya

*** Die Happy ***

Close up the candy store
Pull down the blinds
No problems anymore
Everything’s fine
Throw out the papers
The colour TV
Don’t want no distractions
While I drink my tea

What if the world stops
I wanna die happy
I wanna die happy
I wanna die happy

Pull up a chair
I’ve got something to say
Wise men and fools
Always end the same way
People are people
For such a short time
Humans are human
Okay never mind

What if a bomb drops
I wanna die happy
I wanna die happy
I wanna die happy

Close up the candy store
Pull down the blinds
Enjoy yourself
Why not have a good time
Humans are human
We make so much mess
Once I care more
Now I couldn’t care less

What if the world stops
I wanna die happy
(Look at all the bodies
Dem a rockin’ in de dance)
I wanna die happy
(A winy winy like dem
Always in a trance)
I wanna die happy
(Me wan fe step up
But me never get a chance)
I wanna die happy
(But never mind com
Mek we give a second glance)
I wanna die happy
(Me never born yah
So me going freelance)

No complications on my mind
Enjoy myself and have a good time

*** Hearsay ***

Small town people live small lives
I swear they take you for a ride
Everyday I hear the same
It’s always someone else to blame
And it makes me mad

Annabelle’s making me sad
With all of her hearsay
And it makes me mad
Annabelle’s making me sad
With all of her hearsay
Hearsay

Some of the lies I’ve tried to hush
Would have made Godiva blush
Kitchen drama full of soap (inside your pockets)
Low on life and high on hope
And it makes me mad

Annabelle’s making me sad
With all of her hearsay
And it makes me mad
Annabelle’s making me sad
With all of her hearsay
Hearsay

Always crying on my shoulder
Creeping round from home to home

Annabelle’s making me sad
With all of her hearsay
And it makes me mad
Annabelle’s making me sad
With all of her hearsay
Hearsay
Hearsay

So sad

*** How Can I Win ***

Happiness isn’t everything
It takes a cynic to know
Tell me this isn’t happening
I’ve got a long way to go

A long way to go
To cause a disturbance
I’d drive through the snow -you know- oh you know

Talked to you on the telephone
You didn’t hear what I said
Is it me or is it you
Maybe it’s all in my head

All in my head
To cause a disturbance
I’d drive through the snow -you know- oh you know

How can I win
No, I’m not joking
How can I win
I’m just devoted
How can I win
You know I’m choking
How can I win
I’m just devoted

Got no axe to grind with you
I’m too tired to fight
Got to do what I want to do
I want to blow out the night

Blow out the night
To start a disturbance
I’d drive through the snow -you know- oh you know

How can I win
No, I’m not joking
How can I win
I’m just devoted
How can I win
You know I’m choking
How can I win
I’m just devoted

How can I win
How can I win
I’m just floating etc.

*** Homebound Train ***

Longtime wearing trouble on my shoulder
Since the lonely day when I was born
The past is mistier now I’m grown older
Surrender up my soul to Babylon

A badly faded photo in my pocket
Corners turned like feelings I can’t see
I wonder if the stars above are burning
Maybe their fire went out for you and me

I’ve been waiting for the homebound train
I’ve been waiting for the home bound train
I hope it comes through here again
I’ve been waiting for the homebound train

Every tongue may tell a different story
Every bell may toll the sound of doom
Every bird may sing away your worries
Every flower must always lose its bloom

I’ve been waiting for the homebound train
I’ve been waiting for the home bound train
I hope it comes through here again
I’ve been waiting for the homebound train

Many moons have waded cross the water
Lighting up the crossroads where I stand
Seasons change, the days are getting shorter
Nothing ever works out how you planned

I’ve been waiting for the homebound train
I’ve been waiting for the home bound train
I hope it comes through here again
I’ve been waiting for the homebound train
I’ve been waiting for the homebound train
I’ve been waiting for the home bound train
I hope it comes through here again
I’ve been waiting for the homebound train

*** My Collie ***

This is a government health warning
Smoking can seriously damage your brain

I love my collie, it makes me feel so high
It gives me deep meditation
Oh my sweet collie

I love it I love it I love it so
But I don’t want it to go
I need it I need it I need it so
I’ll never let it go

*** Peace Crisis ***

(Chorus):
Peace crisis
Peace crisis
Peace crisis
Peace crisis

Fortune favours those with most to lose
Poverty favours those who got no shoes
Everyone’s mouth is full of sadness
Everyone’s eyes are dripping sadness

(Chorus)

Moral high ground will make you slip
Everybody want to militarise it
Everybody thinks they are the wisest
Think their army’s the finest

(Chorus)

What you gonna do about it

*** Redemption Song ***

Old pirates yes they rob I
Sold I to the merchant ships
Minutes after they took I
From the bottomless pit
But my head can be very strong
By the hand of my philosophy
We forward in this generation triumphantly

So won’t you help to sing
These songs of freedom
All I ever had
Was your redemption songs

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
Have no fear for atomic energy
Cos none of them can stop the time
How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look
Some say it’s just a part of it
You gotta fulfil the book

So won’t you help to sing
These songs of freedom
All I ever had
Was your redemption songs

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
Have no fear for atomic energy
Cos none of them can stop the time
How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look
Some say it’s just a part of it
You gotta fulfil the book

So won’t you help to sing
These songs of freedom
All I ever had
Was your redemption songs
Yes all I ever had
All my life
Was your redemption songs

*** Ten Years ***

Ten years
Ten years ago
Ten years
How many more to go
Ten years
Ten years ago
Ten years
Lifetime ago

Let me tell you ’bout a young man
With a bright future
Just an ordinary black man
Cut down so brutal
Waiting at a bus stop
On a chilly night
Apocalypse come for him
With a sharp sharp knife

(Chorus)

Police drag their big feet
Across the bloody scene
Just another black man
Lying dead in the street
Remember Mississippi
When they kill Emmet Till
Five white boys strut their stuff
In the media thrill

(Chorus)

Another mother crying
Father feels the blow
As five little Hitlers
Star in a racist show
If people ask no questions
The lies stay the same
Black blood’s dispensible
Another sidewalk stain

(Chorus)

A blood stain may linger
Linger in yur mind
Why point the finger
If justice is blind
Are the killers so cold
Their blood don’t flow
If you’re no longer human
You can sink that low

(Chorus)

A decade come full circle
Four million pound is spent
So why the puzzle
A murder unavenged
He built no buildings
Like an architect
But he laid foundations
For a new respect

(Chorus)

*** Then She Did ***

A cowboy whispered in her ear
Anything I can do dear?
His blue Cortina was parked so near
She liked the idea
Don’t know why she fucked up
Always drunk and drugged up
Those chrome hearts, they rust up
He said go, then she did

She staggered home at ten to four
What’s it to you dear
Couldn’t get the key in the door
Ring in the New year!
Don’t know why she fucked up
Always drunk and drugged up
Those chrome hearts, they rust up
He said go, then she did

Chipping away at a heart of chrome
Love’s shiny veneer
The cowboy spends his nights alone
Nothing left to do here
Don’t know how she puts up
With no love to make up
For stains on the tea cups
He said go, she said no.
Don’t know why she fucked up
Always drunk and drugged up
Those chrome hearts, they rust up
He said go, then she did
Then she did
Then she did

*** (Who Likes) Facing Situations ***

Don’t just sit there I’m bored
And so are you
All you do is go on and on
Why worry when things are O.K
It’s a funny situation

Whose innocence is all of this guilt?
Why think there’s always someone
Else to blame
But you still don’t care if it doesn’t
Reach you

Can’t you see what it means?
To be me
I can’t seem to get through
To you and me
We are in constant
Incommunicado
Incommunicado
Incommunicado

Just when I thought he must be
Numb to the pain
They’re still tampering inside
But you still don’t care
If it doesn’t reach you
If it doesn’t reach you

Boy me neck hot and sweaty
In the heat in the city
People let me down and piss around
Never meaning what they say
Each and every day

Just when I thought it – it – it
Here you take it


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