"It Doesn't Make It Alright" as written by Jerry Dammers and David John Goldberg....
Just because you're nobody
It doesn't mean that you're no good
Just because there's a reason
It doesn't mean it's understood

It doesn't make it alright
It doesn't make it alright
It's the worst excuse in the world
And it, it doesn't make it alright

Some people think they're really clever
To smash your head against the wall
Then they say "you got it my way"
They really think they know it all

It doesn't make it alright
It doesn't make it alright
It's the worst excuse in the world
And it, it doesn't make it alright

Just because you're a black boy
Just because you're a white
It doesn't mean you've got to hate him
It doesn't mean you've got to fight

It doesn't make it alright
It doesn't make it alright
It's the worst excuse in the world
And it, it doesn't make it alright

Just because you're nobody


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"Doesn't Make It Alright" as written by David John Goldberg Jerry Dammers

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    General Commenti love this song, its amazing. a very calm and relaxing song.
    i suppose it's about discrimination to anyone
    Jon_on April 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my all-time favourite Specials songs. The vocals just seem to fit with the lyrics so well.
    Johnny_Boyon June 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song was actually written by Jake Burns, the lead singer of Stiff Little Fingers, for the Specials. Lynval Golding and Jake Burn were good friends and Golding went on to write "Break Out", one of the best Stiff Little Fingers songs there is.
    Ghost C2Con July 06, 2007   Link

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