Inspired by New York theatre group Hot Peaches and their account of the 1969 Stonewall riots. This recording is featured by kind permission of EMI Records.


Hey Joe, get up and go
Wouldn't like to tell you twice
Hey mac, get off my back
Didn't ask your advice
There's all this heat out in the street
Telling us to move along

It's gonna be a long hot summer
From now on

Hey man, I don't understand
We ain't hardly bothering you
Say fag, you're just a drag
We ain't nearly finished with you
There's all this heat out on the beat
Telling us we don't belong

It's gonna be a long hot summer
From now on

Hey Dan, give us a hand
We won't make it alone
But we can all make a stand
Next time the whistle's blown
So get your feet out on the street
When you hear the heat is on

It's gonna be a long hot summer
From now on...
Look out sisters, look out brothers
We won't be fooled again


from I Wanna Be Your Cabin Boy, released 05 October 2009
Written by Tom Robinson, published by KonkWest Music. Performed by TRB: Danny Kustow (gtr) Mark Ambler (keys) Dolphin Taylor (drums) and TR (bass, vocals). Produced by Chris Thomas.


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Tom Robinson London, UK

Tom Robinson (b.1950) is a UK songwriter & broadcaster first known in the 70s as an anti-racist and LGBT campaigner. He released 19 albums between 1975-2001 with various bands and has co-written songs with Elton John, Peter Gabriel and Dan Hartman. He's now an award-winning presenter at BBC Radio 6 Music. ... more


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