We're Not Leaving

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A song about the conditions the ruling class of this country have created whereby young people are forced to emigrate in search of work - with the full encouragement of the government, who can then spout a load of bullshit about how unemployment has been reduced. After the illusion of the Celtic Tiger has been blown away, it's back to the same shit for Paddy: the dole queue or the boat...


You know you're not the first, and you won't be the last
An entire generation forced to emigrate en masse
Been told that the grass is greener on the other side
But you know that you've been taken, taken for a ride

Push 'em, shove 'em, tell 'em where to go
Anywhere but here, we don't wanna know
Push 'em, shove 'em, know they're gonna crack
Bring 'em to the ports and stab 'em in the back
Push 'em, shove 'em, nothing for you here
Make 'em feel worthless, fill 'em full of fear
Push 'em shove 'em, never to return
Another generation who've been burned

We've heard it all before, how we're to blame
How we should all just hang our heads in shame
Standing there with hands outstretched
Nothing but a pauper, a horrible wretch

In the depths of despair, growing suicide rates
They try to misdirect, to misdirect our hate
To the migrant workers, and our own class too
But I point the finger of blame, it's pointing squarely at you

They say I dreamt too tall
When I hardly dreamt at all
Say I speculated too much
I never did anything such
They say I borrowed too big, make me out to be a greedy pig
Say I'm stepping out of line when I try to get, get what's mine


from Half Cut, released April 15, 2016


tags: oi! punk Ireland


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