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Skrewdriver – On The Streets lyrics

Walking down the subway, at the weekend
After a good night out on the town
There's gangs over here, gangs over there, well there's gangs everywhere
You'd better watch out now, if your on your own
It's the day of the boys dressed in blue
You'd better watch out if one of them looks at you

On the streets, of our towns
On the streets, all around
On the streets, everywhere
On the streets, it makes you scared

Standing in a concert, having a good time
Paid your money out to see the show
In come the cops, looking for trouble 'cos your White men
Would you believe that this was Britain '84
It's the day of the boys dressed in blue
You'd better watch out if one of them looks at you

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You never see politicians out there standing on the streets
They don't care if your kids are fed or got shoes upon their feet
They don't know what's happening, they don't see what's going on
If they did, they'd all be screaming "What the hell is going on?!"

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People seem to think if it's in The Sun they've got to believe it
Try to tar everybody with the same brush
Remember, birds of a feather don't always flock together these days
So don't get carried away by the sight of us

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