Truth and Justice

by The Hurriers

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June 1984 and police beat the hell out of miners fighting for their right to work. A corrupt system supported a massive police cover up and thirty years later we are still fighting for truth and justice.

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Truth and Justice

Vicious mindless violence didn't come from yobs or fools
But no hang on you're right it did, but they were dressed in blue!
It turned into a free for all to see who hurt the most
South Yorkshire police led the pack
But they were just the hosts

Charges trumped and standards sunk to levels never seen
The press saw what was going on, but they're a lie machine
The powers knew the reasons why they had to win that day
They made it clear to the coppers
It could only go one way

Truth and justice! It's time for us to know
Who gave all the orders out to start their reign of blows
Truth and justice! Our thirst for truth is keen
Blood was spilled and skulls were smashed, not how it should have been
Truth and justice! Is it too much to ask?
The time has come to see face that hides behind the mask
Truth and justice! The battle of Orgreave
The fight goes on, expose the lies for all the world to see

Supported by the women they fought just to earn a wage
The state was there to stop them now its down on history's page
Their pride was deep unshifting and will live for evermore
Now thirty years later
The truth will out for sure

Truth and justice! It's time for us to know
Who gave all the orders out to start their reign of blows
Truth and justice! Our thirst for truth is keen
Blood was spilled and skulls were smashed not how it should have been
Truth and justice! Is it too much to ask?
The time has come to see face that hides behind the mask
Truth and justice! The battle of Orgreave
The fight goes on, expose the lies so all the world can see

The miners united, would not have been defeated!
If Thatchers police state, hadn't left them cheated!

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released June 1, 2014
Words - Tony Wright
Music - The Hurriers

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