JUSTICE

how many times have i been told

that it is best

to hold it in

how many times have i been told

that’s not the way

that things are done

how many times have i had to watch

my brothers fall

without a trace

how many times have i had to see

the mothers shake

when they pass that place

the flowers wilt

the anger burns on still

i want revenge

i want justice

i want revenge

the only thing they’ll understand

i want revenge

i want justice

i want revenge

i was glad

when they burned

that barracks down!

vengeance is mine says the lord

i’ll set up a public inquiry

so now i’m paying to be ignored

from the riot shield to the diary

mem’ry of the collective

let us right this wrong

how many times have i been told

channel your anger

somewhere else

how many times have i turned it in

on someone i love

or on my self

I’m sick and tired of being patronised

by suits too scared to tell their folk

how many scars on both my cheeks

how many wills

made for the meek

the flowers wilt

the anger burns on still

i want revenge

i want justice

i want revenge

the only thing they’ll understand

i want revenge

i want justice

i want revenge

i was glad

when they tore

that statue down!

JUSTICE

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