Song lyrics about Brixton/Lambeth

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I give you the Lambeth Walk:
    And the Monochrome Set's lovely, "I Love Lambeth":
     
  2. Pie 1

    Pie 1 The fuck did I do?

    About, or just mentioning as well?
     
  3. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    You had Mrs Mills on repeat when you got home last night clearly :D
     
  4. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Now in the street there is violence
    And a lots of work to be done
    No place to hang out our washing
    And I can't blame all on the sun, oh no

    We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
    And then we'll take it higher
    Oh we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
    And then we'll take it higher

    Workin' so hard like a soldier
    Can't afford a thing on TV
    Deep in my heart I'm a warrior
    Can't get food for them kid, good God

    CHORUS

    Oh no...
    Oh no...
    Oh no...
    Oh no...

    CHORUS

    Who is to blame in one country
    Never can get to the one
    Dealin' in multiplication
    And they still can't feed everyone, oh no

    CHORUS

    Out in the street...
    Out in the street...
    Out in the playground...
    In the dark side of town...

    CHORUS

    Rock it in the daytime
    Rock it in the night ...
     
  5. JimmyNothing

    JimmyNothing Brixton born and inbred!

    My Grandad used to always sing a folk song at Christmas about the persecution of an Irishman in Brixton back from when he was a kid. I've never heard it since and wish I could remember how it went. All I remember is a tiny bit from the chorus... "Poor Irishman trusted them... justice for the Brixton Three." Wish I could remember more.

    And Guns of Brixton by The Clash of course!
     
  6. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    That's not it obviously, but I came across it and can't say I know it
     
  7. JimmyNothing

    JimmyNothing Brixton born and inbred!

    It's not it, but good find! I've never heard that one. Nice lyrics
     
  8. Mr Moose

    Mr Moose What the hell are we supposed to tell the kids?

    In Acre Lane there is a barber showing photographs...
     
  9. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    and another, The Brixton Busters

     
  10. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    Send three and fourpence, we're going to a dance...

    Don't get Fenian started :D

    Google only give six hits for those lyrics to Shall My Soul Pass Through Old Ireland and ten times that number for variants on:

     
  11. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    and another

    God, I remember the days when Brixton held Cat A prisoners and when the Irish broke out :D

     
  12. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Doing the Brixton walk, Oi!

    That's one isn't it?
     
  13. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Well you would
     
  14. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    No, that's Lambeth :D
     
  15. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    i'll start you off with 'guns of brixton', by the clash, and 'brixton busters', by the irish brigade:
     
  16. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    And God created Brixton - Carter USM

     
  17. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    conflict, the ungovernable force

    Fuck off you, fuck your violent threats, your
    attempts to control the nation. Fuck off you
    fucked up racist cunt, understand the situation
    Back off you slimy worthless prick, you ain't got
    a clue what you're facing! Eat bricks you hed up
    bastard shits, scabs; you'll get what you are
    creating Who the fuck do you think you're pushing,
    'stay in place or get it' I'd think again to save
    your skin,'cos if you come to close You'll fucking
    regret it, you whine on all the hell you like
    Repeat your warnings of plastic bullets, the gas,
    the batons, the water cannon The more you oppress
    the more we'll resist Riots, there ain't been a
    riot, but one's knockin' at your door You've seen
    nothing yet but houselheld pets, but you'll feel
    the lions claw Proclaiming laws last victory, of
    containing rebel shower When the time Is right
    you'll get the fight that will totally test your
    power Inciting, provoking trouble, that you know
    can easilt be beaten To maintain the Image that we
    need you, so thus re-confirm your position You
    might trick some you scheming scum, but you'll
    never get our obedience You can batter, beat us,
    even imprison, yet still you'll never ever defeat
    us Belfast...Brixton...Toxteth...Totteham...St.
    Pauls...Hansworth... Reclaim the streets, reclaim
    the towns, reclaim the nation What revolution,
    this revolution, we all wanted a peaceful solution
    But this institution, that institution, smashed
    all hope of getting through to them.
    Confrontations, escalating violations of the law
    Repercussions of the mass destruction which in the
    end is sure to mean Them pumping out the bullets,
    their protection from the poor We will win 'cos we
    have to, we ain't got nothing to lose no more And
    what they lose they undoubtedly will forfeit
    forever "They've got the guns, but we've got the
    numbers"
     
  18. david dissadent

    david dissadent New Member

    Does electric avenue count?
     
  19. Maurice Picarda

    Maurice Picarda Actually, might as well flounce.

    Any time you're Lambeth way
    Any evening, any day
    You will find us all
    Doing the Lambeth Walk. Oy!

    Every little Lambeth gal
    With her little Lambeth pal
    You will find them all
    Doing the Lambeth Walk. Oy!
     
  20. kained&able

    kained&able Here for the football.

    the intro to alabama 3's- woke up this morning mention coldharbour lane and indeed they have an album with coldharbour lane in. Think theres another couple of theres that mentions brixton as well.

    electric avenue - eddie grant is named after the road in brixton as well.

    is apparently about brixton.

    Oh and the streets have a song that meantions brixton i thinks its has it come to this.


    dave
     
  21. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

  22. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    Enduser

    Enduser's Dubplate12, presumably this is a sampled dancehall track, is he saying 'Brixton' i always thought so perhaps someone can correct me ?
     
  23. HobgoblinMan

    HobgoblinMan Banned Banned

    The Streets, song from first album says "Brixton's burning up". 1st track I think "Turn The Page".
     
  24. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    yes
     
  25. Spion

    Spion I hear ya

    5 nights of bleeding - LKJ

    Madness, madness
    Madness tight on the heads of the rebels
    The bitterness erup's like a heart blas'
    Broke glass, ritual of blood an' a-burnin'
    Served by a cruelin' fighting
    5 nights of horror and of bleeding
    Broke glass, cold blades as sharp as the eyes of hate
    And the stabbin', it's
    War amongs' the rebels
    Madness, madness, war

    Night number one was in Brixton
    Sofrano B sound system
    'im was a-beatin' up the riddim with a fire
    'im comin' down his reggae reggae wire
    It was a sound checkin' down your spinal column
    A bad music tearin' up your flesh
    An' the rebels dem start a fighting
    De youth dem just tun wild, it's
    War amongs' the rebels
    Madness, madness, war

    Night number two down at Sheppard's
    Right up Railton road
    It was a night name friday when ev'ryone was high on brew or drew
    A pound or two worth of Kali
    Sound comin' down of the king's music iron
    The riddim just bubblin' an' backfirin'
    Ragin' an' risin'
    When suddenly the music cut -
    Steelblade drinkin' blood in darkness, it's
    War amongs' the rebels
    Madness, madness, war

    Night number three, over the river
    Right outside the Rainbow
    Inside James Brown was screamin soul
    Outside the rebels were freezin' cold
    Babylonian tyrants descended
    Bounced on the brothers who were bold
    So with a flick of the wris', a jab and a stab
    The song of hate was sounded
    The pile of oppression was vomited
    And two policemen wounded
    Righteous, righteous war

    Night number four at the blues dance, abuse dance
    Two rooms packed and the pressure pushin' up
    Hot, hotheads
    Ritual of blood in the blues dance
    Broke glass splintering, fire
    Axes, blades, brain blas'
    Rebellion rushin' down the wrong road
    Storm blowin' down the wrong tree
    And Leroy bleeds near death on the fourth night
    In a blues dance, on a black rebellious night, it's
    War amongs' the rebels
    Madness, madness, war

    Night number five at the Telegraph
    Vengeance walk thru de doors
    So slow, so smooth
    So tight and ripe and -smash!
    Broke glass, a bottle finds a head
    And the shell of the fire heard -crack!
    The victim feels fear
    Finds hands, holds knife, finds throat
    Oh, the stabbins and the bleedin' and the blood, it's
    War amongs' the rebels
    Madness, madness, war
     
  26. redsnapper

    redsnapper Vintage Urban

    Big Audio Dynamite - The Battle Of All Saints' Road

    A couple of years ago down Ladbroke Grove
    The Dreads uptight sitting on a treasure trove
    A skinny white dude came in and took a chair
    He had a black leather jacket and greased back hair

    Well they ain`t seen nothing like it down the Mangrove
    Plugged his guitar into a flat iron stove
    Now all the brothers they began to stare
    Hillybilly cat blew `em on their derriere

    It`s the booze that picks you up
    And throws you against the wall
    Sometimes there`s a drought
    Can`t get no sense at all

    Now they had the grass he had the song
    The Rocker and the Ras began to get along
    Looking around for something to bang
    They all joined in and this is what they sang...

    We fired our guns and the coppers kept a coming
    There wasn`t quite as many as there was a while ago
    We fired once more and they began a running
    Over Vauxhall Bridge and Via Pimlico

    Cow foot curry herbage and macheté
    `57 Chevy in a Rondolet
    Red stripe BM a game of dominoes
    Zebra serenade the honky`s and negros

    Well it ain`t Mozart

    Nowadays all quiet on the All Saints Road
    Cops and yups come in by the truckload
    A condo stands where the grass used to grow
    Race attacks filofax and nobody goes

    It`s the booze that picks you up
    And throws you against the wall
    Lost my vallet and my mind at the carnival

    Seven Eleven McDonalds and Ho-Jo`s
    Gettys` on the jetty watch the river flow
    The Lambeth walk`s like 42nd Street
    Folks I gotta tell you this town can`t be beat

    Wadda dem-dem-dem.......
     
  27. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    Renegade Soundwave - Brixton
    Genaside II - Sirens Of Acre Lane

    (Both titular references rather than lyrical mentions.)
     
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  28. dodgepot

    dodgepot New Member

    one of flowered up's songs did. can't remember which one or the exact lyrics, though.
     
  29. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    Good call, Dodgers :cool:
     
  30. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Genaside II - Death Of The Kamikazee (Eye Left My Wallet In Brixton Kentucky Mix)
     
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