Who killed Liddle?
Did you kill Liddle?
Who killed Liddle?
Police killed Liddle Towers

Who killed Liddle?
Did you kill Liddle?
Who killed Liddle?
Did you kill Liddle Towers?
Who killed Liddle?
Did you kill Liddle?
Who killed Liddle?
Police killed Liddle Towers

Why did he die, or did they lie?
I think he's dead, so a doctor said
He was beaten black, He was beaten blue
But don't be alarmed, it was the right thing to do
The police have the power, Police have the right
To kill a man to take away his life
Drunk and disorderly was his crime
I think at worst he should be doing time
But he's dead
He was drunk and disorderly and now he's dead

Questions are unanswered
Policeman scared to talk
Perhaps they are hiding something
Will my message get across
Please tell me why, why did he die
Please tell me now, and tell me how

Police have the answers
But they haven't got the right, to kill a man
To take away his life
Perhaps I'm not to clever, perhaps I'm not to bright
But I think your verdict was just a lie, a lie, a lie, lie

Murder, murder, murder, murder...
MURDER

Who killed Liddle?
Did you kill Liddle?
Who killed Liddle?
Police killed Liddle Towers
Who killed Liddle?
Did you kill Liddle?
Who killed Liddle?
Police killed Liddle Towers


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    General CommentWell apparently this song is about an amateur boxer who died in his jail cell due to injuries from violent beatings done by the police...
    I've been trying to look up more information about him, but I can't find any, and it's really a shame.
    darcyscumbagon January 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgarry-bushell.co.uk/oi/…

    The Upstarts soon attracted the attention of the Northumbria Police Force, who haunted the band’s early career like a malignant poltergeist. Police interest stemmed from the Upstarts’ championing of the cause of Birtley amateur boxer Liddle Towers who died from injuries received after a night in the police cells. The inquest called it ‘justifiable homicide’. The Upstarts called it murder, and ‘The Murder of Liddle Towers’ (b/w ‘Police Oppression’) was their debut single on their own Dead Records. Later re-pressed by Rough Trade, the song’s brutal passion was well received even by music press pseuds, although not by the Old Bill who infiltrated gigs in plain clothes. Charges of incitement to violence were considered. Only the Upstarts’ mounting press coverage dissuaded them. For their part the band were uncompromising. They appeared on the front cover of the Socialist Workers Party’s youth magazine Rebel soon after and accused their area police of being largely National Front sympathisers.
    Violentpacifiston February 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeh it sucks man, at least things like that dont happen in the UK any more, i mean every time i got stopped by the police in London they were totally polite, but here in Brazil where im livin now, its another story, if u wanna get in trouble wiv the police just spike your hair, and they 'll stop u in alley or something...ACAB
    diypunxon March 16, 2007   Link

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