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Song: MAGGIE T'ATCHER WE ARE GOING HOME

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Published on Apr 25, 2008

CHRONOLOGY:
June 1984: hits the UK charts at #3
July 1984: peaks at #1 in Jamaica for 4 months
Aug 1984: makes US #7

NOTE: At the time the song caused quite a stir in the UK on account of its controversial lyrics (see below). Margaret Thatcher was quoted saying she was "not pleased at all -- in my humble opinion this song should be banned". Enoch Powell was said to be furious, threatening to take legal steps against the publication of the song.
Rumor has it that Thatcher's somewhat rash reaction inspired Bob Marley to write one of his minor hits, "No Woman, No Cry".

LYRICS

1. we come to dis country
to dis promised land
leaving life in poverty
we can no longer stand
man say go to England
take your family
we don't get tru de customs
very easily

MAGGIE T'ATCHER WE ARE GOING HOME
COS AMONG YOUR PEOPLE WE'RE ALONE
IN JAMAICA SUN WILL SHINE ALL DAY
IN U.K. COLD PEOPLE, NOT OKAY.

2. racial discrimination
we don't get no job
lots of hostility at school
kids come home and sob
no help from race relation board
wife begin to sigh
Enoch Powell on de telly
Wife begin to cry

3. in de Caribbean
life can be more fun
swimming in de water
lying in de sun
we don't need no white collar
under de palm tree
we don't need no white colour
by de clear blue sea
.
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Copyright 2008 by Bernd Wahlbrinck
Why? You may have guessed - because I wrote and recorded the song myself (I'm afraid it did not (yet) turn up in any charts ...)
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