Let's Lock Ourselves Here For A While

by Robin Grey

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Written for Newham Woodcraft Folk who were doing a project on the M11 road protests

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Let's lock ourselves here for a while

D G
I've a hundred old bike locks and they won't undo
A D
Any idea who I could give them to?
D G
It's a nice sunny day in the countryside
A D
Lets lock ourselves here for a while

So sorry Mr Big Truck what is that you say
Something quite cross about us being in your way
The birds are enjoying the day from the trees
Lets lock ourselves here for a while

No we ain't going nowhere, let's climb up the trees
Someone must stick up for the birds and the bees
The poor have no lawyers, the trees have no rights
Lets lock ourselves here for a while

Mr blue badge and truncheon is also upset
Doesn't seem that grace has quite got to him yet
Filmed by a smart phone as he beats up Dave
who locked himself here for a while

They arrested our Caroline it made the lead news
One day the greens will out number the blues
Well in the meantime we'll do what we must
Lets lock ourselves here for a while

No we ain't going nowhere, let's climb up the trees
Someone must stick up for the birds and the bees
The poor have no lawyers, the fields have no rights
Lets lock ourselves here for a while

Mr suit and tie construction has a seat in the Lords
Our tattered democracy just filed for divorce
One day the people will speak out as one
until then we'll be locked here a while

credits

released July 7, 2017
Chris Venables on backing vocals
Caitlin Roberts on accordion
Robin Grey on vocals, mandolin and sound design

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