"Concrete Jungle" as written by and Roderick James Byers....
I'm going out tonight
I don't know if I'll be alright
Everyone wants to hurt me
Baby, danger in the city

I have to carry a knife
Because there's people threatening my life
I can't dress just the way I want
I'm being chased by the national front

(Concrete jungle) animals are after me
(Concrete jungle) it ain't safe on the streets
(Concrete jungle) glad I got my mates with me

I won't fight for a cause
I don't want to change the law
Leave me alone, just leave me alone
I want to get out on my own

I'm walking home tonight
I only walk where there's lots of lights
In the alleys and the doorways
Some throw a bottle right in your face

(Concrete jungle) animals are after me
(Concrete jungle) it ain't safe on the streets
(Concrete jungle) glad I got my mates with me

I'm going out tonight
I only walk where there's lots of lights
In the alleys and the doorways
A broken bottle straight at your face

I won't fight for a cause
I don't want to change the law
Leave me alone, just leave me alone
I want to get out on my own

(Concrete jungle) animals are after me
(Concrete jungle) it ain't safe on the streets
(Concrete jungle) glad I got my mates with me


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"Concrete Jungle" as written by George Jinda Chieli Minucci

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    General CommentNo comments for Concrete Jungle? Fine. Let's change that.
    It was written by Roddy Radiation (Guitars). The song's fairly self explanitory I've always thought BUT it's about the air of menance that existed in British Cities circa the late 1970s and early 1980s (It's still there, but some would argue less so) and the dangers of going out if you were Black or, in Roddy's case, Alternative.

    The line, incorrect here, I'm pretty sure should be 'I get chased by the National Front'. The National Front, predocessors to the BNP, were a politcal party who's politics lied somewhere between anit-immigration and nazi, they were disturbingly strong in the late 1980s (see Tom Robinson Band's 'Winter of '79' or The Clash's 'English Civil War' for two examples off the top of my head).

    dwitefryon June 27, 2009   Link

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