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Chumbawamba

Chumbawamba were a British alternative music band that had, over a career spanning three decades, played anarcho-punk, pop-influenced music, world music, and folk music. The band's anarchist politics exhibit an irreverent attitude toward authority, and the band has been forthright in its stances on issues including animal rights, pacifism (early in their career) and later regarding class struggle, feminism, gay liberation, pop culture and anti-fascism. more »


Year:
1997
5:45
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Pontius Pilate came to our town 
Up to the dockyards to see the 
picket line 
We asked him to help but he just 
turned around 
He's the leader of the union now 
Leader of the union 
All of our questions he ignored 
He washed his hands and he 
dreamed of his reward 
A seat in the House of Lords 
One by one 
The ships come sailing in 
One by one 
The ships go sailing out 
We live for words and die for words 
Principles we can afford 
When all our Brothers turn to Lords 
Whose side are you on? 
You tell the world your hands are 
tied 
History three times denied 
A sea of changes three miles wide 
Whose side are you on? 
One by one 
The ships come sailing in 
One by one 
The ships go sailing out 
This conspiracy of shame 
Murder by some other name 
Play up and play the game 
Whose side are you on? 
If any ask us why we died 
We tell them that our leaders lied 
Sold us out down the riverside 
Whose side are you on? 
One by one 
The ships come sailing in 
One by one 
The ships go sailing out

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Written by: JUDITH ABBOTT, DUNCAN BRUCE, PAUL GRECO, DARREN HAMER, NIGEL HUNTER, ALICE NUTTER, LOUISE WATTS, ALLEN WHALLEY

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