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[1991]
Lyrics & Music by Megan Adam
Album: Massive Folk Fist

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Lead vocals: Megan Adam
Back-up vocals: Sean Morton, Ben Rogalsky, Duane Murrin
Guitars: Duane Murrin & Sean Morton
Tenor Banjo: Ben Rogalsky
Stand-up Bass: Russell Sholberg
Bodrhan: Jonathon Teague

These events all happened at different points in my life……
The person referenced in the first verse has been in jail for 4 years on other charges and remains a close friend.
The person referenced in the second verse was also sent to jail and declared a dangerous offender (despite the fact he worked as a police informant) a few years ago in reference to sexual assault charges brought against him by several women (and for that I'm not at all upset….) and the third verse just keeps going on and on and on - but was inspired by a protest against Chretien that took place at the Hyatt Hotel in Vancouver in 1998 - Megan
Gone to the corner, lookin' for a friend,
The one I got arrested with away ago and then.
He and I were drinkin' in the park with them,
And then we got to breaking and enterin'.
Cracked open the door of the old, abandoned movie house
We tripped up the stairs not quiet as a mouse
Police came and found us chased us down to the street
When they got down to beatin us, I was first to speak:
Get your hands off us and put that gun away
We're only looking to get by and crash a place to stay
Get your hands off us, we're not so bad you see
When did it become a crime to live in poverty?

Went down to the cop shop to report an assault
I was told that I was drunk and it was all my fault
Filed the charges anyway and waited for a year
Turns out that he was a narc and he was free and clear
Get your hands off us and put that gun away
I'm only looking to get by and make that bastard pay
Get your hands off us - we're not looking for a fight,
But we'll do what we have to -to protect our rights

Demonstrations, picket lines
Nowhere there is any crime
Tomorrow we will do the time
And face their boots today

There are more of us than you
We'll get ya back, you'll get your due
We'll jack up all the boys in blue
And ask which side they're on.

Been down to a demonstration, protesting the government
Asking for some human rights in our own parliament
We were chanting, singing, stomping in the street
When the riot cops came cracking skulls, we all rose to speak

Get your hands off us and put that gun away
We're only looking to get by and clear ourselves some space
Get your hands off us - we're not so bad you see
When did it become a crime to protest in the streets

Get your hands off us and put that gun away
Get your hands off us and put that gun away
Get your hands off us and put that gun away
We're only looking to get by and clear ourselves some space

inviata da dq82 - 23/1/2016 - 11:00



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