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Posted By: GUEST,Toro Oca
25-May-06 - 01:07 PM
Thread Name: Music: Police and Striking Miners
Subject: Lyr Add: SOUL DEEP (Paul Weller)
Paul Weller and The Style Council supported the miners nearly to his detriment

Hear are the words to the 12-inch single

Ciao
Toro Oca


Soul Deep
(Paul Weller)

The Council Collective

Hon. Councillors: Vocals Junior Giscombe
Jimmy Ruffin Dee C. Lee Vaughn Toulouse
Dizzy Hites. Bass Leonardo Chignoli
Recorded: Solid Bond Studios, London
September 22 / 23 1984

Getcha mining soul deep with a lesson in history
There's people fighting for their communities
Don't say their struggle does not involve you
If you're from the working class it's your struggle too

If they spend more on life as they do on death
We might find the money to make industry progress
There's mud in the waters there's lies upon page
There's blood on the hillside and they're not getting paid
There's brother against brother there's father against son
But as for solidarity I don't see none - no no

Soul deep a lesson in history

It's been going on ten months now gonna take another ten
Living on the breadline with what some people send
Where is the backing from the TUC
If we aren't united there can only be defeat

Think of all those brave men women and children alike
Who built up the unions so others might survive
In better conditions than abject misery
Not supporting the miners is to betray that legacy

Let's change that let's fight back

I said everybody's running around in struggle
You gotta help out in this struggle yeah
Let's all stick together
Everybody come on and be one
I said the TUC ain't working none
There just out there having fun
Come on everybody lets shake a hand
And fight on for the miners cause

There's mud in the waters there's lies upon the page
There's blood on the hillside but they're not getting paid
There's brother against brother there's fathers against sons
But as for solidarity I don't see none

Let's change that let's fight back

Up north the temperature's risin'
Down south she's wine and dinin'
We can't won't let the government win
It means death to the trade unions
So the cash it cost to close 'em
Is better spent trying to keep 'em open

She makes a mockery of the unity
Got us puppets in the chains of inhumanity
Try to feel the pain of those seeds planted
Now are the things that we take for granted
Like the power to strike if we don't agree
With the bosses that make those policies

That keep us down and keep us dumb
So don't settle for less than number one
Strike back fight back let's change that
No pit stops no closures
We want the truth we want exposure - now

Gotta identify with the working man
So hard trying to stay alive
Trying to survive

United we stand divided we fall
Everybody in the land come together one and all
Support your brother in his struggle for his rights
Stand up tall come on join the fight - everybody

There's mud in the water there's lies upon the page
There's blood on the hillside but they're not getting paid
There's brother against brother there's fathers against sons
But as for solidarity I don't see none

We got to stick together as one