In the Eco- Wars

(A revised version of 'Between the Wars' by Billy Bragg)

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I was a climber, I was a squatter,

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I did some actions in the Eco Wars.

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We saved communities from the Highways Agency

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We sat scores of diggers in the Eco Wars

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I went to Newbury, and as nights got colder,

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I put one more duvet in my house in the sky,

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Then bailiffs came to chop the lot down,

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Leaving me homeless in the Eco-Wars

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I kept the faith, I kept believing

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That what we were doing would help protect the land

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For ours is a plan of a permaculture

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And ours is a faith in our fellow man

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Theirs is a land of bloated Tories

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Mine is some freedom from the smog and the sprawl

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Theirs is to hide the dark times coming

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Mine is the struggle of the Eco wars

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We were protesters, we were dissenters,

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We were defendants in the Eco Wars

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We nicked mahogany from Leeds down to Canterbury

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From shops with no conscience in the Eco Wars

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Go and show your intent

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Defy the government

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Go find a spanner and a bicycle lock

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Mass liberation, future elation

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Free up your mind and fight the Eco War.

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We closed down banks, and blocked their doorways

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So that they might reform their dodgy plans

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Cos they fund the dams that flood the forests

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And cause Third World debt from Brazil to Sudan

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Go grill the legal men

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Paid by the Golden 'M'

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Paint up some banners to hang from a crane

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Rad conservation, sweeping the nation

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So come on down and join the Eco War
(Repeat last two lines)


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