Sunday, October 23, 2011

Electric Avenue

Heard this on the way to yoga this morning.

I remember when this song was a hit in 1982.

Almost thirty years and the message is still the same.

"Electric Avenue" by Eddie Grant from Killer on the Rampage (1982)


Boy
Boy -
Now in the streets there is violence
an-na-na lots of work to be done.
No place to hang all our washing and then I can't blame it all on the sun.
Oh no
we're gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher.
Oh
we're gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher.

Working so hard like a soldier
can't afford the things on T.V.
Deep in my heart I abhore you
can't get food for the kid.
Good God
we're gonna rock down to Electric Avenue . ..
Oh no
oh no
oh no
oh no

Oh Lord
we're gonna rock down to Electric Avenue . . .
Who is to blame in what country? Never can get to the one.
Dealing in multiplication and they still can't feed everyone.
Oh no
we're gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
Out in the streets
out in the streets

Out in the playground in the dark side of town.
Oh
we're gonna rock down to Electric Avenue . . .
Oh
we're gonna rock down to Electric Avenue . . .

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