Ted Shiress

After The Windrush

Posted on | May 4, 2018 | 3 Comments

Two things are certain in this world: I am no fan of the Tories; I AM a fan of Neil Young. Combining these two facts I have rejigged the words to After The Goldrush to After The Windrush. I feel it won’t be appropriate for me to sing, but if you fancy trying give me a message!

Well, I dreamed I saw the good men and women
From Jamaica coming,
Staying here for eternity.
There were people working and
Economy boosting
And everyone was so free.
There were spirits glowing
So much fun
It was perfect to a tee
Look at how they came to help the country
In the nineteen seventies.
Look at how they came to help the country
In the nineteen seventies.

I was sitting in my grubby bedroom
With BBC News on my phone
I was reading about deportation
What I read I hoped were lies
There were rants going in my head
And I felt I was going to cry
Thinking about all the things I read I was hoping they were lies
Thinking about all the things I read I was hoping they were lies

Well I dreamed I heard the sliver-haired witch saying
All these folk need to go home
There were people crying
And loved ones dying
And not even reason one
Was it a dream, was it a dream?
Had ethnic cleansing begun?
But Great Britain is their home
Mrs May you fucking bum
Great Britain is their home
Mrs May you fucking bum

Comments

3 Responses to “After The Windrush”

  1. Iain Campbell
    May 4th, 2018 @ 11:56 am

    Excellent Ted. But isn’t deportment about ‘how you carry yourself’ and deportation about ‘expelling people from the country’.

    Iain

  2. Ted Shiress
    May 4th, 2018 @ 12:02 pm

    Thanks for that!

  3. cees mostert
    May 8th, 2018 @ 12:37 pm

    Very original and sadly enough true what you say.

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