The Mighty Sword Of Justice

from by Tom Robinson

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(Tom Robinson, Gerry Diver, Andy Treacey, Adam Phillips)
℗ 2015 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited
from the album Only The Now
© 2015 Castaway Northwest Recordings/Leporine Ltd

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My daddy did his articles in 1954
When he began soliciting the work stuck in his craw
Enforcing for the bourgeoisie he very quickly saw
There's one law for the rich and another one for the poor

Rebekah's evil empire protected her in court
The Shredder lives in luxury his evil deeds have bought
But Doreen Lawrence had to wait for 18 years and more
There's one law for the rich and another one for the poor

The mighty sword of Justice stands high above us all
All citizens stand equal before her mighty laws
But even mighty Justice has one almighty flaw
There's one law for the rich and another one for the poor

Our leader meet in secret behind a thick blue line
When cops protect the wealthy the cost is yours and mine
They infiltrated Occupy and crippled them with fine
There's one law for the 1%, and another for the 99

The mighty sword of Justice stands high above us all
All citizens stand equal before her mighty laws
But even mighty Justice has one almighty flaw
There's one law for the rich and another one for the poor

Now Justice wears a coronet - but Justice is a whore
She puts out for rich gentlemen who love to pay her court
And kicks away the crutches from beggars at her door
There's one law for the rich and another one for the poor

The mighty sword of Justice stands high above us all
All citizens stand equal before her mighty laws
But even mighty Justice has one almighty flaw
There's one law for the rich and another one for the poor

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from Only The Now, released October 16, 2015
TR: voc
Billy Bragg: voc
Lisa Knapp: voc
Martin Carthy: voc
Frank Rollock: steel pan
Gerry Diver: vln, perc, etc
Colin Firth: newsreader

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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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