CPR012​-​Subculture "The Early Years"

by Common People Records

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released October 1, 2015

This compilation © Common People Records 2015. Issued under license from Dean Tyrrell. Tracks 1-3 are taken from "Loud & Clear" EP (released in 1983), tracks 4-9 were recorded at the same session as tracks of the "Loud & Clear" EP and taken from "The Oi! Collection" CD, released by Captain Oi! and "Stick Together" taken from VV.AA. "Oi! Oi! Thats Yer Lot" LP. All tracks licensed from Dean Tyrrell.

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Track Name: Loud & Clear
Dead end kids doing what we enjoy
Up on stage we’re gonna make our noise
Sing it loud, sing it fast
Sing it for the kids of the working class

Working class kids sing loud and clear
Let the nation know we’re here
Working class kids sing loud and clear
Shout out the truth no one wants to hear

Right wing kids red star boys
Think for yourself, don’t be fooled by their ploys
Always think again before you sign your name
Never vote a leader cos they’re all the same

Working class kids sing loud and clear
Let the nation know we’re here
Working class kids sing loud and clear
Shout out the truth no one wants to hear

Dead end kids doing what we enjoy
Up on stage we’re gonna make our noise
Sing it loud, sing it fast
Sing it for the kids of the working class

Working class kids sing loud and clear
Let the nation know we’re here
Working class kids sing loud and clear
Shout out the truth no one wants to hear
Track Name: Rogue Trooper
You’ve gone off to play an action man In a far off land
Fighting for a cause that you don’t understand
We’ve been told you’re one of the elite
Been told you’re one of the best
But shootig boys who ain’t got a clue
You know that ain’t no test

Rogue Trooper
Think that you’re so strong
Rogue Trooper
But you know you’ve got it wrong

SLR at your side rapid fire at the rebel line
Professional soldier are you fuck,
All you’re after is another buck
Now the resistance has died away, the last of the gunfire stopped
There’s no white flag for their surrender
You’ve gone and shot the lot

Rogue Trooper
Think that you’re so strong
Rogue Trooper
But you know you’ve got it wrong

Rogue Trooper
Think that you’re so strong
Rogue Trooper
But you know you’ve got it wrong
Track Name: University City
Who’s got the power in our city?
Who’s got control over what we do?
Who are the ones that are telling you, who owns the land?
You know who…

University City, university town
Hey you, don’t do that
Keep the noise down
University City, university town
Hey you, don’t do that
Keep the noise down

Who’s got the right to stop our concerts?
Who’s got the right to close our clubs?
They are the ones who want to study all night
They are the ones who want peace and quiet

University City, university town
Hey you, can’t do that
Keep the noise down
University City, university town
Hey you, can’t do that
Keep the noise down

Who’s got the brains to go the college?
Who’s got the money to be a grad?
Who wants to be one anyway?
Who’s gotta do what daddy says?

University City, university town
Hey you, don’t do that
Keep the noise down
University City, university town
Hey you, don’t do that
Keep the noise down
Track Name: In My Time
Listened what you had to say
About the good old days
When you were free to walk in peace
Not afraid of who you meet

Different now or so you say
But I know fore myself
That it’s always been this way
Lived in peace but in darkness too
Waiting for the blackout to catch you

It weren’t like that in your time
No violence in the street
Two world wars and Vietnam
But you still say you lived peace

Hear the planes fly up above
As the flames of the past burn on
The echoes of those days have worn out
It’s the age where they carry on

Still call them the good old days
When everything was right
And every young man in this land of ours
Had to leave our shores to fight

It weren’t like that in your time
No violence in the street
Two world wars and Vietnam
But you still say you lived peace

Hear the cry from the battlefields
Just like on the streets today
Then they fighting for the land
And now just to pass the day

Hear you say its not the same
It’s not like what it was
Sorry I don’t agree with you
Take a look outside you door…

It weren’t like that in your time
No violence in the street
Two world wars and Vietnam
But you still say you lived peace
Track Name: Run and Hide
Rows and rows of terraced houses
standing empty just crumbling away
Families moved out years ago
to the high rise across the way

Happy in that home of theirs
They didn’t wanna go
The Council said it’s a better life
And they didn’t have a chance – to say no

The saga of working life goes on and the children run and hide
When the lift to life breaks down you’re gonna have to stay inside

Open space where rumble now lies
A wasteland where the old town died
Ready for an office block or carpark
So that the rates can rise

No one thinks of the homeless thousands
Or the old folk on the fourteenth floor
Who never show their faces
Co they’re to scared –to answer the door

The saga of working life goes on and the children run and hide
When the lift to life breaks down you’re gonna have to stay inside

Take a train to London Town
Take a look out the window
There’s proof all around
Boarded up windows and closed down shops
There not even fit to live in as squats

People are forced to live like this
It’s either that or a cardboard box
Cos life depends on who you know
And just how much Money – you have got!

The saga of working life goes on and the children run and hide
When the lift to life breaks down you’re gonna have to stay inside
Track Name: University City (Demo)
Who’s got the power in our city?
Who’s got control over what we do?
Who are the ones that are telling you, who owns the land?
You know who…

University City, university town
Hey you, don’t do that
Keep the noise down
University City, university town
Hey you, don’t do that
Keep the noise down

Who’s got the right to stop our concerts?
Who’s got the right to close our clubs?
They are the ones who want to study all night
They are the ones who want peace and quiet

University City, university town
Hey you, can’t do that
Keep the noise down
University City, university town
Hey you, can’t do that
Keep the noise down

Who’s got the brains to go the college?
Who’s got the money to be a grad?
Who wants to be one anyway?
Who’s gotta do what daddy says?

University City, university town
Hey you, don’t do that
Keep the noise down
University City, university town
Hey you, don’t do that
Keep the noise down
Track Name: Voice of the Young (Demo)
We’ve got no one to speak for us
No one here that we can trust
There’s so many that just tell lies
‘Cos everyone knows our tongues are tied

Hear you in the streets – the voice of the young
Stand together and fight as one
Hear you in the streets – the voice of the young
Stand together and fight as one

We don’t want you – left or right
We want someone to win our fight
We want someone with proof not paper
We don’t want no lying traitors

Has anyone out there still got guts
Ain’t no one got no faith in us
Give us a chance and let us dance
We’re here to stay and we won’t go away.

Hear you in the streets – the voice of the young
Stand together and fight as one
Hear you in the streets – the voice of the young
Stand together and fight as one

There’s so many people
who try to put us down
They hate to see us
walk around the town

Question us about the riots
But we’re fed up of being quiet
We’ve kept it shut for far too long
So now we’re gonna explode the bomb.

Hear you in the streets – the voice of the young
Stand together and fight as one
Hear you in the streets – the voice of the young
Stand together and fight as one
Track Name: Better Than You
Going to work it ain’t much fun
I wanna come before I’ve begun
Sitting there bored I always moan
Thinking to myself why can’t I go home

Get up every morning as early as I can
Leg it out the house to catch the van
Sitting half asleep in the back seat
Knowing that the weekend won’t be long

Cos it’s better than joining the queue
Cos it’s better than being like you
One thing I don’t wanna do
Is end up nothing like you…

Every week is the same old game
Get up got to work come home again
Get up got to work come home again
Oh what shitty life I lead…

Gotta get out of this routine
A bit of excitement is what I need
Gotta get out of this routine
And sort out something unforeseen

Cos it’s better than joining the queue
Cos it’s better than being like you
One thing I don’t wanna do
Is end up nothing like you…

Going to work it ain’t much fun
I wanna come before I’ve begun
Sitting there bored I always moan
Thinking to myself why can’t I go home

Get up every morning as early as I can
Leg it out the house to catch the van
Sitting half asleep in the back seat
Knowing that the weekend won’t be long

Cos it’s better than joining the queue
Cos it’s better than being like you
One thing I don’t wanna do
Is end up nothing like you…
Track Name: Give Up Boys
We’ll never give in to no one
Cos we’re having a laugh and a bit of fun
An’ even if you say we’re crap
We won’t give up just like that

People say that we can’t play
But we don’t care –what they sa-y
They all say we just make a noise
“why don’t you just give up boys?”

You all think your bands are best
There ain’t no chance for the rest
But nothing that you’ll ever say
Is gonna ever make us go away

People say that we can’t play
But we don’t care –what they sa-y
They all say we just make a noise
“why don’t you just give up boys?”

Don’t you ever put us down
(Cos) we can take the knocks – we ain’t no clowns
What you write ain’t worth the space
So shut your mouth, it’s not too late.

People say that we can’t play
But we don’t care –what they sa-y
They all say we just make a noise
“why don’t you just give up boys?”
Track Name: Stick Together
They’re not true not mates cos they’re no fun
When you’re in trouble they’re the first to run
They think they’re smart but they’re not with us
‘Cos we’re the people with a bit of suss!

Stick – Stick – Stick - Stick Together
Let’s have a laugh stay young forever!
Stick – Stick – Stick - Stick Together
Let’s have a laugh stay young forever!

Let’s run wild stay out all night
Let’s have some fun, we’ll be alright
We’re here to stay, we won’t go away
Face reality – it’s the only way!

Stick – Stick – Stick - Stick Together
Let’s have a laugh stay young forever!
Stick – Stick – Stick - Stick Together
Let’s have a laugh stay young forever!

We get about we sing and shout
An’ we don’t care if we get left out
As long as there’s all smiling faces
An’ all the aggression is in the right places!

Stick – Stick – Stick - Stick Together
Let’s have a laugh stay young forever!
Stick – Stick – Stick - Stick Together
Let’s have a laugh stay young forever!