The Ghosts Of Your Grandfathers

by Alun Parry

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Written Friday 13th December 2019

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Your grandfathers stood on that picket line
And maybe your father did too
When those bastards on horseback came for them
And beat them black and blue
And when they marched back to work that day
Defeated behind that brass band
Who'd have thought that the grandchild they doted on
Would strengthen their attacker's hand

May the ghosts of your grandfathers
Torment you every day
May you never sleep at night
Cos you can't chase their demons away
And the predators that you voted for
I hope that they see you as prey
May the ghosts of your grandfathers
Torment you night and day

Though you're fooled with nostalgia of Empire
Not a penny of plunder they shared
And you've taken the gains that your grandparents made
And you've trampled them into the dirt
So long as Johnny Foreigner
Is put on the next leaving boat
Though you can't even find the breath to cheer
As a boot presses down on your throat

May the ghosts of your grandfathers
Torment you every day
May you never sleep at night
Cos you can't chase their demons away
And the predators that you voted for
I hope that they see you as prey
May the ghosts of your grandfathers
Torment you night and day

So may you rot and perish
Like you deserve to do
May you understand your ancestors
When this time they're coming for you
May no one show you mercy
When they hear your agonised groans
As the vultures you befriended
Rip all the flesh from your bones

May the ghosts of your grandfathers
Torment you every day
May you never sleep at night
Cos you can't chase their demons away
And the predators that you voted for
I hope that they see you as prey
May the ghosts of your grandfathers
Torment you night and day

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released December 13, 2019
Words and music Alun Parry

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Known as the UK's Woody Guthrie, Alun Parry's music is uplifting, soul stirring, defiant, and tons of fun!

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