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Phil Drane – The English Have Always Been Slaves lyrics
All the peoples that Britain once conquered are free,
And now choose for themselves how their countries should be,
The land of their forefathers, now peacefully,
Resting content in their graves.
And what of the English, oppressed endlessly,
Once vassals and bondsmen, what's their destiny?
Well, the comically strange, bitter-sweet irony,
Is that the English are still British slaves.
Yes the English have always been slaves.

Over 300 years the British waged wars
And countless young Englishmen died for their cause
No ethnic revival, there was hardly a pause
While the headstones the mason engraves.
For the British conscripted again and again
Many more generations of English young men
Were shipped out to die, where their fathers were slain,
Maybe some even share the same graves,
But then that's how death is when you're slaves.

To the millions of conscripts who died overseas,
Add the millions who died from industrial disease,
And those they transported who died deportees,
England's breeding stock cut down in swathes.
For the British replaced them with foreign young men
From the North and the West, from the bog and the glen
And no-one took notice or picked up a pen,
England's loss, British history betrays.
But then who cares how tyrants treat slaves.

No heroes to champion the Englishman's fight,
Against ethnic oppression and cultural blight,
For the British abused their political might
And then absolute power depraves.
T'was blind faith in justice and British fair play
That denied English people their ancestral way
For history repeats, so the history books say
And British history has always portrayed
That the English have always been slaves

Now the future of England's been stolen away
For when apathy reigns, British bigots will play
While the English watch football on tv all day
And forget how a patriot behaves.
For when good men do nothing, then evil is planned,
Now the 'New British' wheel and they deal underhand,
Til they've built their Jerusalem in England's green land
Not the England the Englishman craves.
But then the English have always been slaves
Yes the English will always be slaves.

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