Revolution 2020

(a pop song for the unpopular)

They don’t want a revolution
To hell we’ll go
while they destroy the world
You’re afraid of all ablutions
in hell, you know
we cannot change the world.

But when they start destruction
It’s too late to scream or shout
Don’t you know their gonna see
us fight, us fight, us fight

You say you want a vaccination
Do you know
what Bill and Tony plan
You ask for immunization
You know
They’ll inject in you what they can.

But if you want money and work
before its too late
All I can tell is brother accept your fate
Don’t you know their gonna take
all our rights, all our rights, all right

You say its against the constitution
Well, you know
Human rights are just in your head
You think freedom’s an institution
You only get it when you’re dead!

But if you won’t shake hands or kiss your friends now,
Your freedom won’t mean a thing anyhow.
All they want to do is keep you
in fright, in fright,
scared to death of living,
both day and night.

Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is also the author of Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by T.P..