"Thatcher Fucked The Kids" as written by and Francis Edward Turner....
Whatever happened to childhood?
We're all scared of the kids in our neighboorhood;
They're not small, charming and harmless,
They're a violent bunch of bastard little shits.
And anyone who looks younger than me
Makes me check for my wallet, my phone and my keys,
And I'm tired of being tired out
Always being on the lookout for thieving gits.

We're all wondering how we ended up so scared;
We spent ten long years teaching our kids not to care
And that "there's no such thing as society" anyway,
And all the rich folks act surprised
When all sense of community dies,
But you just closed your eyes to the other sidev Of all the things that she did.
Thatcher fucked the kids.

And it seems a little bit rich to me,
The way the rich only ever talk of charity
In times like the seventies, the broken down economy
Meant even the upper tier was needing some help.
But as soon as things look brighter,
Yeah the grin gets wider and the grip gets tighter,
And for every teenage tracksuit mugger
There's a guy in a suit who wouldn't lift a finger for anybody else.

You've got a generation raised on the welfare state,
Enjoyed all its benefits and did just great,
But as soon as they were settled as the richest of the rich,
They kicked away the ladder, told the rest of us that life's a bitch.
And it's no surprise that all the fuck-ups
Didn't show up until the kids had grown up.
But when no one ever smiles or ever helps a stranger,
Is it any fucking wonder our society's in danger of collapse?

So all the kids are bastards,
But don't blame them, yeah, they learn by example.
Blame the folks who sold the future for the highest bid:
That's right, Thatcher fucked the kids.







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"Thatcher Fucked the Kids" as written by Francis Edward Turner

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    General Commentahahhaa love it
    =]
    and quite true
    lost_and_damnedon July 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSaw this guy live at The Twist in Colchester, Essex on Monday night and he was awesome. This was easily his best song and it sure got the crowd going. It takes a lot of skill to satisfy an audience of hardcore metal fans with just a steel string guitar and vocals! This guy rocks!
    IEatShoeson August 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI was doing English Coursework on lyrics and contacted Frank via Myspace, he, ever the gentleman was kind enough to reply - "it seemed something worth commenting on, and it's emphatically not a song about the 1980's. i guess the wider point is that political and economic policies have an impact beyond the news cycle. or something." Like he says its about the long term effects of what people do. Just because it looks like a good idea now doesn't mean it will suit the long term
    Frank you are a God.
    KafkasCaton February 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBest song of Frank, I can listen to it agian and again. It’s a prostest song, full of anger and determination.
    SpaceLordon May 31, 2013   Link

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