Which Side Are You On?

Words : Dick Gaughan / Music : Trad.

Come all of you good people
You women and you men
Once more our backs are to the wall
We're being attacked again

Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?

We've fought a million battles
To defend our hard-won rights
We're going to have to fight again
And I ask you here tonight

Thatcher sent MacGregor
To smash the NUM
And break the workers' unity
And I ask you once again

The Tories rant and tear their hair
And shout 'democracy'
But the kind the Tories have in mind
Is not for you or me

Their screaming about ballots
Is pure hypocrisy
If they care so much for ballots
What about the GLC?

By bully boys in uniforms
And thugs with riot shields
Our comrades' blood is being shed
But still they will not yield

It's time for a decision
And you really have to choose
Support the miners' struggle
Or the next in line is you


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