fullcatastrophe

Says it all

In Uncategorized on October 6, 2010 at 10:35 am

Posted by Andy Bell

Sometimes a random click can take you to places you need to go to.

They are familiar places, necessary places.

A YouTube search for a loved singer/songwriter brought up a song of  anger and truth I hadn’t heard in 25 years and more.

I hadn’t forgotten it.  I had mislaid it.  And somehow it found me … at long last. 

Tell me if you’ve heard the one,
The one about the Jew boy.
This one is a gasser!
It’s just a bit of fun and they don’t really mind.
And if you are a Jew boy,
This will really slay you;
This will make you curl up.
If you are one of them you’re really not my kind.

One of them, who do not do as we do,
Who do not think as we think, who do not say the things that we say.
One of them, who do not love what we love
Who do not look as we look, who do not pray the way that we pray.
But they can wince and weep in a way you can recognise;
They are surprisingly similar when they agonise.

And tell me if you’ve heard the one,
The one about the nigger.
You will die of laughing!
It’s just a bit of fun and they don’t really mind.
The cripple and the gyppo,
The loony and the queer;
This’ll crucify you.
If you are one of them you’re really not my kind.

One of them, who does not do as we do,
Who do not think as we think, who do not say the things that we say.
One of them, who do not love what we love,
Who do not look as we look, who do not pray the way that we pray.
But they can wince and weep in a way you can recognise;
They are surprisingly similar when they agonise.

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