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Written by TV Smith
Published 1997 by Notting Hill Music

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We're faced with mile-high piles of money sitting in banks
Gold bars, credit cards, aeroplanes and tanks
Buy, buy, satisfy, call me when you're rich
Cheap food, cows dying in a ditch

We're having a hard time
Holding the Thin Green Line

We're faced with out of town shopping malls,
suburban housing boom
Inner city empty lots, damp in all the rooms
Bulls and bears, speculators, euros, yen
And the baby's crying again

So come on down to the bottle bank
Make your deposit and relax
Nothing's going on behind your backs
We'll make all the big decisions
You just watch the television

Smash the brown! Smash the green! Smash the clear!
It won't happen here

We watch the last of the species vanish from the screens
And get replaced by killer dogs and their men on the scene

There are peeping toms, pop songs, crime & sin & sex
All spewing out on newsprint while the forest dies a death
They're cooling down reactors while the natives die of thirst
They say let's all pull together - you first

They say let's
All pull together (you first !!!)
Let's all pull together (you first !!!)
Let's all pull together (you first !!!)
But they never pull together no wonder

We're having a hard time
Holding the Thin Green Line

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from Faith, Folk & Anarchy (Reissue), released June 16, 2017

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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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