Burden of Shame

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UB40 are a British reggae/pop band formed in 1978 in Birmingham, England. The band has placed more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and has also achieved considerable international success. The band has been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album four times, and in 1984, they … more »

There are murders that we must account for  
Bloody deeds have been done in my name  
Criminal acts we must pay for  
And our children will shoulder the blame  
  
[Chorus: x2]
I'm a British subject, not proud of it  
While I carry the burden of shame 
 
As a nation we're following blindly  
No-one stops to question why  
Our money's supporting an army  
And a boy in Soweto dies  
  
[Chorus]

[Repeat: x2]
I'm a British subject, not proud of it  
While I carry the burden of shame 

Must we go on ignoring forever  
The cries of an African son  
There's a soldier's hand on the trigger  
But it's we who are pointing the gun  
  
[Chorus] 

[Repeat: x2]
I'm a British subject, not proud of it  
While I carry the burden of shame

Written by: JIM BROWN, ALI CAMPBELL, ROBIN CAMPBELL, EARL FALCONER, NORMAN HASSAN, BRIAN TRAVERS, MICHAEL VIRTUE, TERRENCE OSWALD WILSON, VAN MORRISON

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing

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