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A word or two I'll sing to you
On why I'm here alone
I came to play for you today
My band are safe at home
A solo thing I've come to sing
It may have been unwise
Cos I'm a heavy metal bigoted rock and roller
In disguise

I hate traditional harmonies
And men with beards and pipes
I hate the feel of an eightsome reel
And smoky cellars at night
Steeleye Span I cannot stand
But Christy Moore's alright
Cos he's a heavy metal bigoted rock and roller
In disguise


from Living In A Boom Time [1992], released February 3, 2013
Written by Tom Robinson (Notting Hill Music)


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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, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. He's an award-winning presenter at BBC Radio 6 Music, and released Only The Now (his first album in 19 years) in October 2015. ... more

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