Helpless Dancer

The Endless Note

Stand Down Margaret

margaret-thatcher

It was thirty years ago today that the General Election that resulted in Margaret Thatcher being appointed as prime Minister was held.

Troubled times lay ahead, however, such times often gave rise to some great protest music here is one example.

i said i see no joy
i see only sorry
i see no chance of your bright new tomorrow

so stand down Margaret
stand down please
stand down down down down down
down down down down down

i say stand down Margaret
stand down please
stand down down down down down
down down down down down

stand down Margaret
stand down please
stand down Margaret

i say stand down Margaret
stand down please
stand down down down down down
down down down down down
down down down down down
down down down down down
down down down down down

[instrumental]

you tell me how can it work in this all white law
what a short sharp lesson,
what a third world war

i sometimes wonder if i’ll ever get the chance
just to sit with my children in a holiday jam
our lives seem petty in your gold grey hands
would you give a second thought
would you ever give a damn, i doubt it
stand down Margaret■Awhoa
everybody shout it
stand down Margaret!

[instrumental]

work, white law
shell shock
world war
war, war, war, war, war
war, war, war, war, war
war, war, war, war, war
war, war, war, war, war
war, war, war, war, war

stand down please

stand down Margaret
stand down please
stand down Margaret

i say stand down Margaret
stand down please
stand down Margaret

stand down Margaret
stand down please
stand down Margaret

i say stand down Margaret
stand down please
stand down Margaret

Here is a rare extended version of the song which appeared on a NME Compilation Tape (remember them” called Jive Wire

“Get A Job….Stand Down Margaret” – The Beat

jive-wire

 

the-beat

For more information on The Beat click HERE

For more information on Margaret Thatcher click……sod it go elsewhere

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May 3, 2009 - Posted by | Video | ,

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