Song lyrics about Brixton/Lambeth

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

  1. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

  2. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    This list was posted in FB:

    Brixton Briefcase - Chase and Status
    Brixton - Sneakbo
    Brixton to Bow - The Manor
    Guns of Brixton - Nouvelle Vogue
    Brixton Memories - Yoga
    Daydreaming Brixton Bss Mix - Massive Attack
    Brixton - EVC
    Hotel in Brixton - Baxter Dury
    Guns of Brixton - Dub Spencer and Trance Hill
    The Brixton Busters - The Irish Brigade
    Kung Fu Battle in Brixton - Prince Fatty
    Brixton Direction - Stacy Glass
    Brixton Sky - Joe Corbin
    Brixtonstrasse - Cosmin TRG
    Brixton Cat - Rico and the Rudies
    Brixton - Zebrahead
    Brixton Poetry - Last Pandemic
    Brixton Kiss - The Shakers
    Brixton House - Mo Kolours
    Strezelby z Brixton - The Analogs
    Brixton Baby - Ty
    Guns of Brixton - Chicha Libre
    Brixton Stories - Underground Heros
    Brixton - Horseman
     
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  3. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Scandal in a Brixton Market

     
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  4. Casaubon

    Casaubon Well-Known Member

    Calexico have also covered 'Guns of Brixton'.



    Cover versions always irritate me by mis-pronouncing 'Black Maria'.
    I think you have to be of a certain age to know the correct pronounciation - it's 'Mar-eye-ah', not 'Mar-ee-ah'
    Police van - Wikipedia
     
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  5. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl All lost in the supermarket

    And God Created Brixton by Carter USM has gotta be one of the best:

    I walked from my baby's Brixton flat
    Into a riot
    I thought of maybe turning back
    Till things were quiet
    When all the buildings to be burned
    Had been burned
    And all the cars to overturn
    Were overturned

    Outside the prison they were screen testing the free
    Open auditions for closed circuit T.V
    Your baby brother would be there outside the jail
    Throwing bottles as the police sirens wailed

    And a love song might not be suitable
    But you look beautiful tonight
    Death and disaster only make me love you more
    The morning after the night that went before
    When the brains of Brixton with conflicting points of views
    Are outside The Ritzy on the local TV news

    A love song might not be suitable
    But you look beautiful tonight
    And if you feel the same way as I feel
    Everything will be alright

    I was thinking
    Let's forget about the car
    And do some late night drinking
    In a late night drinking bar
    It isn't far, well, it's my local anyway
    I know the barman
    And there's a small vocal P.A

    Now the insurance man has left you with the news
    That your third party fire and theft would be no use
    And I know a love song isn't suitable or right
    But you look beautiful, beautiful tonight
    And if you feel the same was as I feel
    Everything will be alright

    Tonight, big brother is watching you
    And I am watching too
    I will watch over you
    Like a thunderbolt out of the blue
    Something told me it was true
    God created me and you
    And God created Brixton too
    Hallelujah, praise the Lord
    Tonight you can rest assured
    The Father, Son, the Holy Ghost and I
    Will love you more than most tonight
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2018
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  6. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    Not a lyric as such, but there is a track by Four Tet called SW9 9SL.
    This is the postcode of the Brixton academy
     
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  7. Jangleballix

    Jangleballix Better living through chemistry.

    Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity
    Vauxhall to Lambeth Bridge

     
  8. Jangleballix

    Jangleballix Better living through chemistry.

    The Kinks - Lavender Hill

     
  9. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I see nobody picked up the passing reference in the Tom Robinson Band's "Up against the Wall"
    (verse 3)

    "Up Against The Wall"


    Dark haired dangerous schoolkids
    Vicious, suspicious sixteen
    Jet-black blazers at the bus stop
    Sullen, unhealthy and mean
    Teenage guerrillas on the tarmac
    Fighting in the middle of the road
    Supercharged FS1Es on the asphalt
    The kids are coming in from the cold

    Look out, listen can you hear it
    Panic in the County Hall
    Look out, listen can you hear it
    Whitehall (got us) up against a wall
    Up against the wall

    High wire fencing on the playground
    High rise housing all around
    High rise prices on the high street
    High time to pull it all down
    White boys kicking in a window
    Straight girls watching where they gone
    Never trust a copper in a crime car
    Just whose side are you on?

    Look out, listen can you hear it
    Panic in the County Hall
    Look out, listen can you hear it
    Whitehall (got us) up against a wall
    Up against the wall

    Consternation in Brixton
    Rioting in Notting Hill Gate
    Fascists marching on the high street
    Carving up the welfare state
    Operator get me the hotline
    Father can you hear me at all?
    Telephone kiosk out of order
    Spray-can writing on the wall

    Look out, listen can you hear it
    Panic in the County Hall
    Look out, listen can you hear it
    Whitehall got us up against a wall
    Up against the wall



    Tom Robinson and the Tom Robinson Band were quintessential mid 1970s Brixton in their ethos. I remember pogoing happily to this stuff at the Sols Arms London University Gaysoc discos and I bought the album in 1978 when living in Putney. I hadn't aspired to be Brixton resident at that point. Only moved here in December 1978.
     
  10. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    It's "Consternation in Mayfair". There are incorrect lyrics on the internet.
     
  11. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Well spotted. Right album wrong track

    Prejudice poison
    Polluting this land
    I'm a middle-class kiddie
    But I know where I stand
    We got brothers in Brixton
    Backs to the wall
    Bigots on the backlash
    Divided we fall

    But we ain't gonna take it
    Ain't gonna take it
    They're keeping us under
    But we ain't gonna take it no more

    Women with children
    Have to carry the can
    Till they lose them in divorce courts
    To some pig of a man
    We got Benyon and Whitehouse
    Trying to get us stitched
    'Cause abortion and a gay scene
    Only meant for the rich

    But we ain't gonna take it
    Ain't gonna take it
    They're keeping us under
    But we ain't gonna take it no more Sisters and brothers
    What have we done
    We're fighting each other
    Instead of the Front
    Better get it together
    Big trouble to come
    And the odds are against us
    About twenty to one

    But we ain't gonna take it
    Ain't gonna take it
    They're keeping us under
    But we ain't gonna take it no more
    [​IMG]
    Power in the Darkness (1978)
    Tom Robinson Band
    1. Up Against the Wall
    2. Grey Cortina
    3. Too Good to Be True
    4. Ain't Gonna Take It
    6. The Winter of '79
    7. Man You Never Saw
    8. Better Decide Which Side You're On
    9. You Gotta Survive
    10. Power In The Darkness
     
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  12. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.



    First line:

    Welcome to Brixton...
     
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  13. isvicthere?

    isvicthere? a.k.a. floppybollocks

    "I read the news today, oh boy/4000 holes in Brixton, Lambeth"
     

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