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Thread #150286 Message #3502061
Posted By: Betsy
11-Apr-13 - 08:37 PM
Thread Name: Songs About Thatcher
Subject: RE: Songs About Thatcher
I sang this a few times locally, either a duff song, or too many Tories in the audience. Ahem!!
I wrote it on the back of John Major victory 1992 – I couldn't believe it.
You know I wouldn't doubt the intellect of any of you, but understanding the songwriters muse may not be immediately apparent.
1st Verse ……..Negative Equity
2nd Verse ……Care in the community (and "strange" people being "let out" to fend for themselves)
3rd Verse……..Self explanatory
With thanks to Dave Allen's departing phrase – remember it?
THATCHER said it clearly, she said it to you and me, there are men, there are women, there are families, but no such thing as "Society".
Come all you friends and lovers, holding hands tonight,
May your god go with you, keep you safe and tight.
Come all you friends and lovers, trying to weather a storm,
May your god sail with you, and help your seas run calm.
Come all you friends and dreamers, making the wildest plans,
May your god go with you, give you a guiding hand.
Come all you friends and dreamers, excitement on each face,
May your god go with you, and help you find your place.
Come all you cold and homeless, out on the street tonight,
May your god go with you, strengthen your awful fight.
Come all you cold and homeless, who never did any harm,
May your god sleep with you, and keep you safe and warm.