What can I do?
I got the post 9-11 blues
On the telly nothing but the post 9-11 news
War, Iraq, suicide bombs
Stop hogging the limelight and make some room for my songs!!
Anyway its all re-runs
- We need a new war Bush! Go get Iran, I heard they’re talking bout your mum!
Change the channel; watch some telly for kids, but what’s this??
Hi kids welcome to fun fun fun fundamentalists [kids show theme style]
In the breaks, Nikes advertising bomb-proof-kicks
They even showing Bin Laden’s cave on Cribs!!
So I picked up a respectable magazine
It told me bout the new post 9-11 categories -
Israeli fighters are soldiers, Irish are paramilitary
- And darkie ones are terrorists - how simple can it be?
But not me, my friends go “Riz is still one of us”
But if I haven’t shaved - they won’t sit with me on the bus


Everybody do the post 9-11 dance
Look scared and shake ya arse while the bombs go blast
Everybody shake your post 9-11 thong
So the dossier was wrong
Jack some oil, drop a bomb
Sing a song, sing a long
Bush and Blair in a tree
K-I-L-L-I-N-G
Shave your beard if you’re brown and you best salute the crown
Or they’ll do you like Brazilians and shoot your arse down


Post 9-11 getting around can be expensive
Cost 12 dead Iraqis for a litre of unleaded
And even Green Cross Codes all changed
They just teach kids to duck around low flying planes
On the tube if you see a dude with a rucksack,
And a beard, move carriages mate - fuck that!
They cancelled Christmas cuz of Santa Claus’ beard and his magic
Red sac got confiscated as a suspect package
No need for Halloween 9-11’s more scary
Osama Bin Goblin eats kids and he’s hairy
Hear a knockin’ at the door at early dawn in the dark?
It’s MI6 they’ll trick or treat you to a week in belmarsh
Forget Guy Fawkes he’s lame
Gun powder plots don’t really compare to planes
So no bonfire Halloween or Christmas, they’re done
Well do it all on one day merry 9-1-1


Everybody do the post 9-11 dance
Look scared and shake ya arse while the bombs go blast
Everybody shake your post 9-11 thong
So the dossier was wrong
Jack some oil, drop a bomb
Sing a song, sing a long
Bush and Blair in a tree
K-I-L-L-I-N-G
Shave your beard if you’re brown and you best salute the crown
Or they’ll do you like Brazilians and shoot your arse down


Post 9-11 policy might seem harsh
But it’s the terrorists fault we got ID cards
And a congestion charge
That they’re extending far
And electronic tags on the chav children’s arms
Course we need belmarsh, fuck 28 days
We should put the whole of Oldham in its own fuckin cage
Move Hounslow underground so nothing could go wrong
Luton’s already moving, Bradford’s already gone
We’re all suspects so literally, be watching your back
I farted and got arrested for a chemical attack
Dropped some litter on the street and I caused a bomb scare
But told police my name was John, they thought they caught the wrong brae
But it’s ok
Post 9-11 I been getting paid
Playing terrorists on telly getting songs made
But will it get airplay geeza
If BBC don’t want it, I’ll send it to Al Jazeera


Everybody do the post 9-11 dance
Look scared and shake ya arse while the bombs go blast
Everybody shake your post 9-11 thong
So the dossier was wrong
Jack some oil, drop a bomb
Sing a song, sing a long
Bush and Blair in a tree
K-I-L-L-I-N-G
Shave your beard if you’re brown and you best salute the crown
Or they’ll do you like Brazilians and shoot your arse down


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    General CommentThe meaning of this song's lyrics are fairly self-explanatory, and it is fine, fine satire indeed. This song was made in 2005(?) and I remember the time well. It does a good job of encapsulating that depressing air of suspicion, xenophobia and pointless killing that swamped all of us for those five or six years following 9/11.

    For those less familiar with UK politics at the time: The reference to "28 days" relates to a piece of counter-terrorism legislation proposed by the government that would extend the maximum time a suspect of a crime could be held without charge from 28 days to 90 days. (this legislation was voted down in the house of commons, and was Tony Blair's first legislative defeat as prime minister).

    Oldham, Hounslow, Luton and Bradford are towns in England with large populations of ethnic minorities.

    Finally, the line "they'll do you like Brazilians and shoot your arse down." refers to Jean Charles de Menezes, a Brazilian electrician working in London who was shot in the head 7 times in Stockwell underground station by counter terrorism police, despite being completely innocent. That incident is often seen as an important cultural epoch in Britain's post 9-11 and post 7-7 society.
    SiliconRainon August 15, 2011   Link

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