She Drew the Gun - Poem

I honestly don't have any words for all the shit that's happening in the world at the moment but this song/poem by She Drew the Gun sums it up pretty fucking well.

Listen/read and please please VOTE on the 8th of June. 

Poem - She Drew the Gun

Can't believe what I'm reading when I open these sheets
They've got police gettin' busy and cleaning up the streets
'Cause that's what we need now to make the place neat
Take the homeless man's rags, no sleeping bags, no place to sleep
Because we're far too civilised around here to see
An unkempt human being, a broken human being
Open up your eyes are you seeing what I'm seeing?
Yeah a misplaced made to feel disgraced human being
Well it's not enough to just pretend that you don't see him
You can't stand the sight so you've got to disappear him
Well I hope you feel more comfortable doing your sight-seeing
Taking pictures, buying fucking Union Jack magnets and key rings

Life give me something to believe in
No lies, just something to believe in
Am I the only one that's grieving?
These things that belong to you and me that they are thieving

And how long until they build a wall and call it a private city?
They got walls made out of laws to exclude you and me
And now they take away our right, to fight those laws for free
No legal aid, no more justice, only for the wealthy
Oh but they're trying to build a more healthy society
So that everybody knows you don't get nothin' for free
No scroungers, no living room loungers, living off me

Can I suggest you're seeing exactly what they want you to see?
A monster, a cancer, threat to your liberty
How 'bout a scapegoat for their crimes, a victim of the times
Everything that you're not meant to be
How 'bout a badly prepared, scared human being?
How about a necessary cog in their economic machines?
'Cause if there was no unemployment tell me how would things be
Would you still feel lucky to be working 40 hours a week?

We're like a caged bird and they got us by the beak
Give us enough to eat, enough to sleep, enough to tweet
But there's not enough space between the ground and our feet
We're singing songs of freedom but we're not flying free so

Life give me something to believe in
No lies, just something to believe in
Am I the only one that's grieving?
These things that belong to you and me that they are thieving

And this whole world's got me hurting
Got me feeling undeserving
Got me questioning my worth in this sad system that we're serving
Found no place in this twisted race for property
Is making profit the sole aim of humanity?
Protect the banks, bring out the tanks if they disagree
While we're at it let's invest some more in military
All our friends have shares so why shouldn't we?

And now the markets are demanding that we give away for free
Everything that our grandparents fought for to some company
It's called wealth creation, yeah, it's more efficient you see
Well sorry I forgot the free market would set us free
I forgot to only think about I am and me
While brothers and sisters have nothing to eat
Brothers and sisters, at home and overseas
So I can't lie down and I wont let it be
While we are working for a market that doesn't work for we

These things that they're thieving, they're yours and mine
You know that they're still stealing, but there's still time
If you feel this way too

Posted on May 23, 2017 .