Time to Go (Black 47)

“Time to Go” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Time to Go” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Chris Byrne.
Tune: Chris Byrne.


Saw something in the paper just the other day.
It was all about a band and the music that they play.
“Black 47 advocates violence:
Musical guerrillas in a terrorist alliance.”
My anger subsided when I realized the source
(An English rag), and I said, “Oh, of course.”
It didn’t shock me ’cause my history
Tells me eight centuries of this.
See, anytime anyone upsets the status quo,
You’re stabbed in the back by the so-called liberal whores.
I know this much; this much I know.
People are dying.

It’s time to go, go, go, go.
It’s time to go, go, go, go.
It’s time to go, go, go, go.
It’s time to go, go, go, go.

They tell me I don’t understand ’cause I’m American.
But unlike them, I’ve been to Northern Ireland.
Needless to say, I was not impressed.
To tell you the truth, it left me feeling real depressed.
Soldiers with guns all over the place,
Aiming them right at my little kid’s face,
An innocent child, two years of age,
Don’t ask me as to the reason for my rage.
They just don’t care about over there.
When I say something, they cry, “No fair!”
I know this much; this much I know.
People are dying.

It’s time to go, go, go, go.
It’s time to go, go, go, go.
It’s time to go, go, go, go.
It’s time to go, go, go, go.

I support one thing; that one thing is peace.
Peace with justice and the troubles will cease.
British rule totally fucked up the place.
Treats us like we’re an inferior race.
Pat and Mike jokes on the BBC.
Face it, you’re racist. All you’re missing are the white sheets.
You keep on lying. I won’t stop trying.
I won’t step off ‘til my people stop dying
Whether or not you choose to agree.
I guess that’s why you’re called the NME.
I know this much; this much I know.
People are dying.

It’s time to go, go, go, go.
It’s time to go, go, go, go.
It’s time to go, go, go, go.
It’s time to go, go, go, go.

It’s time to go, go, go, go.
It’s time to go, go, go, go.
It’s time to go, go, go, go.
It’s time to go, go, go.

Get the fuck out!


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