Saturday, July 29, 2006

Whatever happened to protest pop? Given the state of the world around us where are the artists screaming out about it?

This is one of my favourite protest songs, Hope Street by the Levellers. Hopefully it will touch a chord with any one that wants to change the world.

There's a young boy in the queue
Not much else for him to do
He's had a drink, he's had a few
Down the pub on Hope Street

Dear old lady she's looking thin
Got a shopping bag with your life in
Your old man's going through the bins
So it goes on Hope Street

Rain on me come pouring down
Clean the dirt of this old town
Tell the sun to come around
And show his face on Hope Street

There's a flight right down the street
The betting shop has got him beat
Blew his money for the week
on a horse called Hope Street

No old faces out today
Someone took them all away
Cleaning up or so they say
The dirty face of Hope Street

Everyday I look at you
Dressed up in you ties of blue
Saying there's not much you can do
To help the kids on Hope Street

They don't seem to even care
That it was you that put them there
You seem to think they like it there
Hanging out on Hope Street

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