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Lament For A Labour M(S)P

Liam Kane
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From/da Songs For Change


"Another song by Liam Kane. He writes 'this song was inspired by former MSP, Iain Grey, and the current MP for East Kilbride and former Armed Forces minister, Adam Ingram. Despite several years campaigning for third world causes, Iain Grey refused to speak out against the so-called war in Iraq while he was a minister in the Scottish Parliament; Adam Ingram not only supports the war enthusiastically, he behaves in an ignorant fashion to those for whom it has meant the ultimate sacrifice, as is the case with the way he has treated Rose Gentle.' "
You were brought up to tell right from wrong
To stand by the weak as they stood up to the strong
You studied the rules by which the rich and the powerful play
You read all the best of the radical writers
The great campaigners, revolutionary fighters
The image of Che invited guests to your wedding day
You volunteered in Africa, far from the beaten track
And campaigned against the arms trade when you came back
But do you have the slightest clue
Of the terrible changes come over you
To make you a partner in George Bush’s murderous attack on Iraq?
You’ve been a great help to George as he plunders the oil of Iraq

Now a few years on, Iraq’s a pure hell
How many thousands been murdered?
It’s not easy to tell
Because you don’t count the dead when Rupert Murdoch and God’s on your side
Divide them and conquer, that’s been the plan
Pretend democracy’s come, though you know fine it’s a sham
Unlike the crimes of Fallujah and Abu Graib which you just could not hide
And when the mother of a young Gordon Gentle asks you to explain
Why her son died, you ignore and patronise her, turn your back in disdain
Do you sleep sound in your bed at night
No Iraqi weapons of mass destruction in sight?
But still you’re a partner in George Bush’s murderous attack on Iraq
You helped him build the military bases to extend his empire to Iraq

The evidence was all around
But you shut your eyes, ears your mouth and you found yourself
A partner in George Bush’s murderous attack on Iraq
You’ve been a great help to George as he plunders the oil of Iraq.
You helped him build the military bases to extend his empire to Iraq
You helped him privatise the whole country so big business could exploit Iraq
You have the blood on your hands of the thousands who’ve died in Iraq

inviata da Riccardo Venturi - 11/3/2007 - 20:11



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