A United Kingdom
We would go back to our country if we could
But you came and took us from our country.
You placed us on beautiful islands
But you perverted it with the blood of our toil.
You offered reparations after the abolition
But you gave it to the white man instead.
You sent us to fight a white man’s war
But you didn’t acknowledge our soldiers.
You needed the Indians to fight in the war
But you didn’t set the Indians free.
You invited us to live in the motherland
But Maggie didn’t offer us our freedoms.
You gave us the right to vote in elections
But if you wanted a nigger for a neighbour, you voted Labour.
You made us go to work
But you beat us on our way there.
You let us buy our own homes
But you beat us on our way back.
You condemned the Nazis for the Holocaust
But you gassed us in Brixton, Toxteth, Hadsworth and Chapeltown.
You told us to go back to our country
But we don’t know what is ours, because you took it from us.