Anno: 1983


Testo e musica: Skrewdriver |


You risked your life for this country when you were young
Never questioned orders that they gave
'Cos the love of the Red White and Blue was in your heart
And I never thought I'd ever see the day, when I'd hear you say

Now look at a sick society, look back in time
Now look at a sick society, who commits the crime?

You did your time for King & Country overseas
Spent years to keep this nation free
Now you're not allowed to walk the British streets today
And you're fighting 'gainst a foe you cannot see, and I hear you say


When you wanna march in a democratic fashion
Through the streets of the country that you love
Then you're struck down by a mob of screaming monkeys
Raining with bricks from above, and I hear you say


middle eight:
We remember the things that you have done
Against all odds you would not run
We remember the life you gladly gave
Put an English Rose upon your grave


Now you have died, whilst fighting for your country
Fighting 'gainst an enemy that's within
Now I'll make a promise to your memory, Albert Mariner
We'll keep on fighting, until we win
Yeah, we'll never forget you

(chorus x2)

And what happened to the inquiry?

* Albert Mariner was a pensioner killed by anti-NF protesters in Tottenham. The then Home Secretary promised a full inquiry into his death. It was never held